The Hustler (1961)

Opening Date:

January 1, 1961

Cast:

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott, Michael Constantine, Piper Laurie

Director:

Robert Rossen

Genre:

Drama, Romance

Run Time:

2 hr. 14 min.

MPAA Rating:

NR

Synopsis:

A boozing pool shark works his way up the ranks from small pool halls to the big-time in the Midwest. Along the way, he picks up a promoter and a girlfriend, who was a former hooker, and wants to face the challenge of playing "Minnesota Fats," the best of the best.