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The Hustler

CastPaul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch
Year released1961
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His partner Charlie tells pool hustler Eddie, “Nobody can make that shot... not even a lucky lush.”
”You’re drunk boy.”
Eddie tells the bartender, ”You figure I’m a little drunk...” (0:03)

College student Sarah tells Eddie, “I’m not drunk.” (0:46)

Sarah tells Eddie, “When I’m drunk, I lie.” (0:53)

Sarah tells Eddie, “When I’m sober. I get a little mixed up when I’m drunk.”
Eddie: “Oh stop talking about yourself like you’re a lush... You ought to go to a clinic, get some treatments.”
Sarah: “I’m getting treatments right here.” (0:56)

Charlie tells Sarah, referring to Eddie, “This boy’s crazy.” (1:00)

Eddie tells professional gambler Bert, “I got drunk.”
Bert: “First time in ten years I ever saw Minnesota Fats hooked, really hooked...”
Eddie: ”I told you I got drunk.”
Bert: “Sure you got drunk.” (1:10)

Bert tells Eddie, referring to James Findley, “Grandfather left him 20% of the tobacco company.” (1:37)

Sarah: “They wear masks, Eddie, and underneath the masks they’re perverted, twisted, crippled” (1:54)

Sarah writes on the mirror with lipstick, “Perverted, TWISTED, Crippled..” (2:00)

Eddie sees Sarah’s lifeless body on the floor, apparently having killed herself. (2:02)

The Color of Money

References in Return of the Secaucus 7The Last Time I Committed Suicide, The Projectionist

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