Charles Dierkop as Pool Room Hood. Art Smith as Old Man Attendant. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. You can probably call a good chunk of what takes place, with a few surprises dished in, but ultimately this movie remains extremely entertaining thanks primarily due to the ensemble performances Newman, Laurie, Gleason, and George C. He throws his raw talent and ambition up against the best player in the country, seeking to best the legendary pool player " Minnesota Fats ". Not a flawless film, but darn close to one, and a movie that should be seen by anyone who loves sports like me.
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The film was well received by critics, although with the occasional reservation. The Hustler novel by Walter Tevis. More Top Movies Trailers. Still, Eddie has higher aspirations than to be a con man to secure a sizable nest egg, and so he goes up against the biggest fish in the pond, Minnesota Fats, played by the always entertaining Jackie Gleason. IMDb user rating average 1 1.