About

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

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Directed by

Robert Rossen

Written by

Walter Tevis (Screenplay)
Robert Rossen (Screenplay)
Sidney Carroll (Screenplay)

Runtime

134 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They called him Fast Eddie. He was a winner. He was a loser. He was a hustler.

Cast

Keywords

sport drunk based on novel or book money suicide party gambling hustler alcohol bar manager game pool billiards player

Photos

Lists

#388 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#102 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Eugen Schüfftan

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role George C. Scott