straight Hustler remake that is worse in nearly every way, but somehow slightly less boring...if that makes sense. still, nothing very transcendent here. rip torn tears it up as does edward g. robinson. acting pretty good all around. mcqueen the weakest link here. super strangely the blues vocalist Sweet Emma Barrett who was in Lelouch's Love is a Funny Thing is also in this one. I thought I'd never see her again!