The Films of Martin Scorsese Color of Money

The Color of Money (1986)

Former pool hustler Fast Eddie Felsen who, after years off the circuit, has become a liquor salesman, sees his younger self in the brilliant but immature pool shark Vincent. Eddie makes himself Vincent's mentor and takes him and his girlfriend Carmen on the road. After Eddie becomes fed up with Vincent's inability to take his advice, they part ways. They meet again in Atlantic City, where Eddie beats Vincent in a game and they resume their frienship.

Production company: Touchstone
Director: Martin Scorsese
Producers: Irving Axelrad, Barbara De Fina
Screenplay: Richard Price, based on the novel by Walter Tevis
Cinematography (color): Michael Ballhaus
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
Music: Robbie Robertson
Production designer: Boris Leven

Cast: Paul Newman ('Fast' Eddie Felson), Tom Cruise (Vincent Lauria), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Carmen), Helen Shaver (Janelle), John Turtorro (Julian), Bill Cobbs (Orvis), Keith McCready (Grady Seasons), Robert Agins (Earl at Chalkies), Alvin Anastasia (Kennedy), Elizabeth Bracco (Diane at bar), Joe Guastaferro (Chuck the bartender), Grady Matthews (Dud), Steve Mizerak (Duke, Eddie's first opponent), Jerry Piller (Tom), Forest Whitaker (Amos), Bruce A. Young (Moselle), Vito D'Ambrosio (Lou in Child World), Randall Arney (first Child World customer), Lisa Dodson (second Child World customer), Ernest Perry Jr. (eye doctor), Iggy Pop (skinny player on road), Richard Price (guy who calls Dud), Alex Ross (bartender who bets), Charles Scorsese (first high roller), Fred Squillo (second high roller)

119 mins.