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This review is from: The Color of Money (DVD)
With the two leads, Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, "The Color of Money" is one of the better films of the 1980's. Director Martin Scorsese directed this follow-up to the 1961 "The Hustler" movie that also starred Newman. Here, Paul resumes his role as a fast-talking pool shark, but this time he has a good-looking and intelligent protege to whom he teaches the ins and outs of how the game is played. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has a supporting role as Cruise's girlfriend, but even more than the portrayals what makes the film is the outstanding script written by Richard Price.
"The Color of Money" won Newman a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar in 1986 with the movie ultimately grossing an impressive $76,000,000 at the box office.
This film is available as a stand alone DVD, but is also packaged with Tom Cruise's 1988 feature "Cocktail" in a two DVD set.