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The Color of Money (Blu-ray) R

The Hustler isn't what he used to be. But he has the next best thing. A kid who is.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 5, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Touchstone / Disney
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1986 - Best Actor: Paul Newman

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh89%

Total Count: 47


User Ratings: 46,013
We are not on Rocky's side of the street, but in Martin Scorsese country, where bent character, not sentiment, shapes destiny, and the best the struggling human spirit can hope for is a split decision. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Aug 1, 2008
Though this is clearly Newman's picture, Tom Cruise also is a joy to watch. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Feb 6, 2017
Included in the New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1986
New York Times
Dec 28, 1986
...A most entertaining, original film with its own, vivid, very contemporary identity and reason for being....The film's revelation is [Mastrantonio]...
New York Times
Oct 17, 1986
...THE COLOR OF MONEY is an exciting brilliantly filmed coda to THE HUSTLER...
Sight and Sound
Dec 1, 1986
Rating: 3/4 -- It is a surprise, and a disappointment. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Feb 6, 2017
[Scorsese] delivers the cinematic charge of the pool room culture of hustle and gamesmanship along with the education of a young protégé lacking self and a mentor who has yet to face his own conflicted feelings about the game. Full Review
Dec 16, 2016

Product Description:

Martin Scorsese's THE COLOR OF MONEY picks up where Robert Rossen's 1961 film THE HUSTLER left off. Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman), now middle-aged, finds the image of his youthful self in a pool hustler named Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise). Trying to relive his past days of glory through the cocky but inexperienced youngster, Fast Eddie takes on the role of Vincent's manager and mentor. But Fast Eddie didn't count on having to contend with Vincent's smart, sexy, and extremely ambitious girlfriend. The three characters become engaged in an emotionally complicated power struggle as they make their way to Atlantic City, where Vincent plans to compete in his first pool tournament.

Scorsese's, as well as Newman's, love for the character of Fast Eddie shines through in every frame of this sequel, something that didn't go unnoticed by the academy (earning Newman the Best Actor Oscar). Playing the young upstart, Cruise steps up to Newman's challenge, delivering an energetic performance that cemented his place at the top of the young Hollywood elite. Robbie Robertson's bluesy score reflects the smoky interiors of the various pool halls that Fast Eddie and Vincent haunt, adding another layer of moodiness to the already stylish proceedings.

Plot Synopsis:

Paul Newman re-creates his role of Fast Eddie Felson, the pool hustler who believes the game "ain't about pool...It's about money!" He forms a partnership with a young hotshot and, through tutoring, rediscovers his own passion for the game.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 17, 1986.
  • Shot on location in Chicago, Illinois, and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Shooting began on January 20, 1986, and finished in April 1986.
  • Released on video July 1987.
  • THE COLOR OF MONEY is the sequel to THE HUSTLER, which starred Newman and Jackie Gleason and was directed by Robert Rossen.

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  • Sales Rank: 54,326
  • UPC: 786936824001
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