The Hustler


Plot – Eddie is a young and ambitious snooker player. He challenges the great Minnesota Fats, but he loses. He has to spend a lot of time in the sports betting before he can challenge him again. However, this choice makes him ignore Sara’s feeling. After having defeated the champion, Eddie realizes how miserable he has become to reach his goal.

Movie Info

Title The Hustler

Year 1961

Director Robert Rossen


Top 5 Quotes of “The Hustler” Movie

“- Sarah Packard: How did you know my name was Sarah?
– Fast Eddie: You told me.
– Sarah Packard: I lie. When I’m drunk I lie.
– Fast Eddie: Okay, so what’s your name today?
– Sarah Packard: Sarah.”
Piper Laurie – Sarah Packard
Paul Newman – Eddie Felson

“- Charlie Burns: How do you feel?
– Fast Eddie: Fast and loose, man.
– Charlie Burns: In the gut, I mean.
– Fast Eddie: I feel tight, but good.”
Myron McCormick – Charlie Burns
Paul Newman – Eddie Felson

“Maybe I’m not such a high-class piece of property right now. And a 25% slice of something big is better than a 100% slice of nothing.”
Paul Newman – Eddie Felson

“- Sarah Packard: I’m a college girl. Two days a week – Tuesdays and Thursdays – I go to college.
– Fast Eddie: You don’t look like a college girl.
– Sarah Packard: I’m the emancipated type. Real emancipated.
– Fast Eddie: No, I didn’t mean that… whatever that means. I mean you just don’t look young enough.
– Sarah Packard: I’m not.
– Fast…”
Piper Laurie – Sarah Packard
Paul Newman – Eddie Felson

“- Bert Gordon: I don’t think there’s a pool player alive shoots better pool than I saw you shoot the other night at Ames. You got talent.
– Fast Eddie: So I got talent. So what beat me?
– Bert Gordon: Character.”
George C. Scott – Bert Gordon
Paul Newman – Eddie Felson