The Color of Money
The Color of Money ★★★½ 1986 (R)
Flashy, gripping drama about former pool hustler Fast Eddie Felsen (Newman) who, after years off the circuit, takes a brilliant but immature pool shark (Cruise) under his wing. Strong performances by Newman as the grizzled veteran, Cruise as the showboating youth, and Mastrantonio and Shaver as the men's worldly girl-friends. Worthy sequel to “The Hustler.” 119m/C VHS, DVD . Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro, Forest Whitaker; D: Martin Scorsese; W: Richard Price; C: Michael Ballhaus; M: Robbie Robertson. Oscars '86: Actor (Newman); Natl. Bd. of Review '86: Actor (Newman).