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Color of Money, The Movie

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An 80’s movie about the relationship between a pool master and his protégé, their conflicting personalities, and the unpredictable twists of destiny.

Color of Money, The DVD


In the film Color of Money, Vincent Lauria, a promising pool player, is contacted by Fast Felson, a pool player who was forced to retire by the mob. Felson offers to teach Lauria all of what he knows about pool in exchange for a percentage of the profit.

Lauria accepts the offer and they begin traveling through out the country, earning money. As the movie Color of Money progresses, however, Felson will find out how much he has lost due to his inability to play pool.


Fast Eddie Felson - Paul Newman
Vincent Lauria - Tom Cruise
Carmen - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Janelle - Helen Shaver
Julian - John Turturro


According to Paul Newman, the best advice that Martin Scorsese gave him during the filming of the Color of Money was to try to not be funny.

Martin Scorsese is the voice that explains how to play a 9-ball in the Color of Money.

Academy Awards:

Paul Newman won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Eddie Felson in Color of Money, The.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Carmen in Color of Money, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Color of Money, The was released to theatres on 10/17/1986 and grossed $52,293,000 at the box office in the US.

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