The Hustler

The Hustler
The Hustler
  • NR
  • 2h 15m
  • 1961
Certified Fresh98%
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Paul Newman heads an all-star cast that includes Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott in this 1961 Best Picture Oscar® Nominee. Fast Eddie Felson (Newman) is a charming backstreet poolroom hustler who’s determined to unseat the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason), and he won't rest until he beats him, no matter the price. But the price turns out to be much higher than he could ever have imagined.

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Common Sense Says
Like a traditional morality play; teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that despite the seedy settings (so evocative that they're almost a character in the story), this is almost a traditional morality play about humility and redemption.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 1, 1961
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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