The Hustler TV 1961 - The Color of Money 1986 -
Fast Eddie: Yeah, like a church. The Church of the Good Hustler.
Charlie: Looks more like a morgue to me. And those tables are the slabs they lay the stiffs on.
Fast Eddie: I’ll be alive when I get out, Charlie. The Hustler 1961 starring Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason & Piper Laurie & George C Scott & Myron McCormick & Murray Hamilton & Stefan Gierasch et al, director Robert Rossen
No Gambling Allowed. ibid. sign in billiards hall
Any table. No bar. No pinball machines. No bowling allies. Just pool. Nothing else. ibid. man behind counter in billiard hall
Well who’s going to beat me? ibid. Fast Eddie to Charlie
You shoot a good stick? ibid. Minnesota Fats to Fast Eddie
Big John, you think this boy is a hustler? ibid.
Fast Eddie: Didn’t leave you much.
Minnesota Fats: You left enough. ibid.
Like he’s playing a violin or something. ibid. Eddie to Charlie
No Massé Shots Allowed. ibid. sign in billiard hall
I’m the best you’ve ever seen, Fats. ibid. Fast Eddie
You really look beautiful, Fats. ibid.
You always drink like this so early in the morning? ibid. him to her
I lie. When I’m drunk I lie. ibid. her to him
I want you to come on the road with me. ibid. Charlie to Fast Eddie
He thinks I care about the money. I care about you. ibid.
Everybody wants a piece of me. ibid. him to her
We have a contract of depravity. All we have to do is pull a blind down. ibid. her story
What else have we got? We never talk about anything. We stay in this room and we drink and we make love. We’re strangers. What happens when the liquor and the money runs out, Eddie? ibid. her to him
You bum. You pool-room bum. ibid. her to him
You think that’s a talent too, knowing how to drink whisky? ibid. Shark to Fast Eddie
Winning? That can be heavy on your back too like a monkey. ibid. Shark to Fast Eddie
I don’t make bad bets; seven-five twenty-five that’s it. ibid. Shark to Fast Eddie
We got no use for pool sharks round here. ibid. man in pool room
She: Is he a winner?
He: Well he owns things.
She: Is that what makes a winner?
He: Well what else does? ibid.
It always takes me time to fix a name in my mind. ibid. Shark to her on train
It excites him to be around what he calls the criminal type. Some men are like that. Some women too. ibid. Shark to her and him on tour
Under the masks they are very twisted, crippled. ibid. her to him
Once and for all will you get off my back. ibid. him to her
How can I lose? I mean how can I lose? ibid. Fast Eddie
I quit, Eddie. I can’t beat you. ibid. Minnesota Fats to Fast Eddie
We really stuck the knife in her, didn’t we, Bert? Oh we really gave it to her good. Then we twisted it, didn’t we, Bert? ... I loved her Bert. I traded her in a pool game. ibid.
Eddie: Fat man, you shoot a great game of pool.
Fat Man: So do you, Fast Eddie. ibid.
The only ball that means anything, that wins it, is the nine. The Color of Money 1986 starring Paul Newman & Tom Cruise & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & Helen Shaver & John Turturro & Bill Cobbs & Robert Agins & Alvin Anastasia & Iggy Popp & Forest Whitaker et al, director Martin Scorsese, opening commentary
It’s about becoming someone. A student. ibid.
When’s the last time you did the road – 1960? ibid. chump at bar
It’s a young man’s game. Beside, there’s drugs now. ibid.
You gotta have two things to win: you’ve gotta have brains, and you gotta have balls. ibid.