THE COLOR OF MONEY (15)
D: Martin Scorsese
Touchstone (Irving Axelrod & Barbara de
USA 🇺🇸 1986
W: Richard Price [based on the novel by
DP: Michael Ballhaus
Ed: Thelma Schoonmaker
Mus: Robbie Robertson
PD: Boris Leven
Paul Newman ('Fast' Eddie Felson), Tom
Cruise (Vincent Lauria), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Carmen), Helen Shaver (Janelle), John Turturro (Julian), Bill Cobbs (Orvis), Keith McCready (Grady
Twenty-five years after the events in 'The Hustler', Fast
Eddie Felson returns to the pool rooms where he used to ply his trade, this time with young protégé Vincent (Cruise), a cocky but talented player who Eddie hopes to lead to victory at an
upcoming tournament in Atlantic City.
The two don't see eye-to-eye though, parting ways before
Felson comes out of retirement to participate in the tournament himself.
A stylish sequel which references the original film
without detracting from it or being a carbon copy. It's also very possible to enjoy this even if you've not seen the original film.
All the performances are excellent, as is the soundtrack
of contemporary songs and classic blues hits.
Not many sequels come this close to matching the quality
of the original. This is amongst them.