Paul Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason), who's backed by Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman (Piper Laurie) could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Distinguished by two Academy Awards®, The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph.