The Color of Money (1986)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Paul Newman
Tom Cruise
Mary Mastrantonio
Helen Shaver
Movie Details
Director Martin Scorsese
Producer Irving Axelrad; Barbara De Fina; Richard Price
Writer Richard Price
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 118 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Martin Scorsese handles directing duties in this 1986 sequel to the classic 1961 film The Hustler, which marks the return of Paul Newman to the role of pool shark Fast Eddie Felson. Anxious to break into the big time again, Eddie finds a talented protégé (Tom Cruise) to groom; but with the addition of the latter's manipulative girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and the wild streak in Cruise's character, the trio make for a fascinating portrait in group psychology. The cast is brilliant, the script by Richard Price (Clockers) is a paragon of tightly controlled character study and drama (at least in the film's first half), and Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus make an ornate show of the collision and flight of pool balls through space--something of a metaphor for the dynamics among the three principals. The film is generally regarded as weaker in its second half, and rightly so, as everything that was interesting in the first place disappears. Still, Newman won a deserved Oscar for his performance. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 37
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 717951004277
Chapters 24
Release Date 2003
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.0 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen