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Overview

An arrogant and amoral hustler haunts pool rooms to get a crack at bringing down Minnesota Fats. When he starts to have real feelings for a woman, he's faced with a dilemma. See THE COLOR OF MONEY, an excellent sequel made 25 years later, for which Newman won Best Actor. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Paul Newman; Best Adapted Screenplay.
Theatrical Release Date 1961
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w), Winner, 1961
  • Academy Awards, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w), Winner, 1961
  • Academy Awards, Best Cinematography, Winner, 1961

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Theatrical Release: September 25, 1961

    THE HUSTLER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.

    Paul Newman lost the Best Actor Oscar to Maximilian Schell who won the Academy Award in 1961 for his role in JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG.

    Willie Mosconi served as the technical advisor for the film; Marguerite James was the script supervisor; Muky did the still photography; and optical effects were done by Film Opticals.

    Shot in CinemaScope.

    In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists THE HUSTLER as one of his favorite films.
  • Release Date
    01/05/16
  • Theatrical Release
    1961
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly 06-07-2002 "...Newman bravely reveals the demons lurking beneath his devil-may-care exterior..."
Uncut 10-01-2006 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful character study of a man at war with himself, wrestling win back his self-respect."
Ultimate DVD 10-01-2006 5 stars out of 5 -- "THE HUSTLER marks the birth of an anti-hero in Newman, and is a dazzling, provocative and seminal piece of American cinema."
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