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Color of Money, The (Beuna Vista 1986, Paul Newman, Tom Cruise)

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Paul Newman reprises his Oscar-nominated role of Fast” Eddie Felsen from The Hustler (1961), in this sequel directed by Martin Scorsese.

Twenty-five years after being banned from big-time pool, Felsen now bankrolls talented pool hustlers for a percentage. His latest protege is Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise), a talented but cocky sharpshooter who reminds Felsen of himself in the early years of his pool career. However, after a break between the old pro and his young student, the pair meet for a final showdown tournament in Atlantic City.”

Director Martin Scorsese usually sets his urban dramas in New York City, but The Color Of Money was filmed in Chicago, a city that is never named in the film. Scorsese chose to set the film in Chicago because he thought it had a more interesting variety of pool halls than New York.

production details
Country: USA / Buena Vista
Release Year: 1986

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Richard Price, Walter Tevis,

cast
Tom Cruise as Vincent Lauria
Forest Whitaker as Amos
Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Carmen
Helen Shaver as Janelle
John Turturro as Julian
Bill Cobbs as Orvis
Charles Scorsese as High Roller #1
Robert Agins as Earl at Chalkies
Alvin Anastasia as Kennedy
Paul Herman as Player in Casino Bar
Randall Arney as Child World Customer #1
Elizabeth Bracco as Diane at Bar
Vito D’Ambrosio as Lou in Child World
Ron Dean as Guy in Crowd
Lisa Dodson as Child World Customer #2
Donald A. Feeney as Referee #1
Paul Geier as “Two Brothers/Stranger” Player
Carey Goldenberg as Congratulating Spectator
Joe Guastaferro as Chuck the Bartender
Mark Jarvis as Guy at Janelle’s
Lawrence Linn as Congratulating Spectator
Keith McCready as Grady Seasons
Jimmy Mataya as Julian’s Friend in Green Room
Grady Mathews as Dud
Carol Messing as Casino Bar Band Singer/Julian’s Flirt
Steve Mizerak as Duke
Rick Mohr as Congratulating Spectator
Lloyd Moss as Narrator – Resorts International
Michael Nash as Moselle’s Opponent
Mario Nieves as Third Latin Guy
Miguel Nino as First Latin Guy
Andy Nolfo as Referee #2
Ernest Perry Jr. as Eye Doctor
Jerry Piller as Tom
Iggy Pop as Skinny Player on the Road
Richard Price as Guy Who Calls Dud
Juan Ramírez as Second Latin Guy
Alex Ross as Bartender Who Bets
Peter Saxe as Casino Bar Band Member
Rodrick Selby as Congratulating Spectator
Christina Sigel as Waitress
Harold L. Simonsen as Chief Justice Tournament
Fred Squillo as High Roller #2
Brian Sunina as Casino Bar Band Member
Wanda Christine as Casino Clerk
Jim Widlowski as Casino Bar Band Member
Bruce A. Young as Moselle
Zoë as Dog Walkby

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