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1,484 Ratings

The Color of Money

Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, 1986
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.

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The Color of Money Directed by Martin Scorsese

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1987 | 3 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium



Critics reviews

The Color of Money is not just a sequel to The Hustler, nor is it a “true” Scorsese film. Rather, it can perhaps most productively be viewed as a series of collisions—between original and sequel, between the 1960s and the 1980s, between Hollywood old and new, between Scorsese as originating artist and the film as commissioned work—all taking place within a text that has as its subject the dynamic between the authentic and the ersatz: between “character” as essence and as pretense.
October 06, 2014
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In The Color of Money, Scorsese remains totally loyal to his own line and it’s actually one of his richest films, even though it could have looked like a triple handicap: a sequel, a major production, and an order.
March 01, 1987
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