The Color of Money (1986) directed by Martin Scorsese
Tom Cruise as Vincent Lauria and Paul Newman as “Fast” Eddie Felson

Eddie: What was that voodoo stuff back there? That wasn’t pool. That was a circus. You dropped your pants. You wanna get down? Good. You and Gypsy Rose Lee. I can always go back to whiskey. It’s been very good to me. I mean, you’re sittin’ in it and I’m wearin’ it, but… it’s tired. You know? It’s just kinda run out. All the sudden you appear on the scene, I’m jumpin’ again. You remind me that… that, money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

3 Responses to “The Color of Money (1986)”

  1. I’ve always been indifferent to this film. It’s not comparable to THE HUSTLER, but even as a stand alone it was always just an actor’s piece with a morew conventional appraoch than Scorsese usually takes. There is a marked lack of tension too.

    It is more like HUSTLER II. To say that Newman is excellent though is to state the obvious.

  2. I’m fine with a any character piece that has Paul Newman in it, honestly. I think Color is terrific.

  3. Yeah, I love this movie. One of my favorite performances by Cruise too.

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