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The Hustler is a 1961 film starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott, and Piper Laurie based on a novel by Walter Tevis.

"Fast Eddie" Felson (Newman) is a talented but overconfident and undisciplined pool hustler who tries to prove himself by challenging legendary pool player "Minnesota Fats" (Gleason). After Felson loses to Fats, he takes up with the heavy drinking Sarah Packard (Laurie) and starts a relationship with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon (Scott) that ultimately proves costly both professionally and personally.

Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, The Color of Money.

Tropes used in The Hustler include:

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