R | | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Martin Scorsese has said he mainly did this at the insistence of Paul Newman and to prove that he could make a mainstream studio picture that would be finished on time and under budget. He felt that, despite his minimal input, that it was not a personal picture and he was more or less a "hired gun" on this.
You really think Vincent's that good?
Eddie Felson: Well, he's got the eye, he's got the stroke, he's got the flake... he's got the flake down cold. But can he flake on and flake off? I don't know. That's not clear.
When Vince is letting Eddie know he dumped the match between the two he refers to his banked 5-ball but it's actually the 3-ball he banked and missed.
Dog Walkby (Zoe)
$6,357,877 19 October 1986