Go ahead. Set 'em up the way they were before.
Bet ya twenty bucks. Make that shot just the
way I made it before.
Nobody can make that shot and you know it. Not
even a lucky lush.
(to the bystanders)
Hm? Is that the way they were before?
Yeah, that's right.
C'mon, put it up.
too hard and his ball leaps over the side of the table. The bartender
Set 'em up again ... C'mon, set 'em up again.
(putting up his cue)
You're drunk, boy. I'm not gonna bet ya any
Let's get back on the road. You gotta be at
that convention in the morning.
Up the flagpole with the convention. C'mon,
Charlie. You're into me now. I got my money on
I don't want it.
I'll try you.
Eddie pauses, smiling.
Well... well, now.
Don't be a chump. Don't bet any more money on
that damn fool shot.
(to the bartender)
Well, now ... I mean, you figure I'm a little
drunk, and I'm loaded on the hip, and you just
want in, real friendly, while the money's still
floating, huh? Okay ... Go ahead. Set 'em up.
All right, you want some easy money, huh?
Here's a hundred and five dollars. That's one
week's commission. Now you want to take the
whole thing, and then you get a crack at your
I'll take a piece of that action.
The Hustler (1961)
Synopsis: The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by Rossen and Sidney Carroll. It tells the story of small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson and his desire to break into the "major league" of professional hustling and high-stakes wagering by high-rollers that follows it. He throws his raw talent and ambition up against the best player in the country; seeking to best the legendary pool player "Minnesota Fats." After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon, Eddie returns to try again, but only after paying a terrible personal price.