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Color Of Money Script



9-ball is rotation pool.



The balls are pocketed

in numbered order.



The only ball

that means anything...



that wins it,

is the 9.



The player can shoot

eight trick shots in a row...



blow the 9 and lose.



On the other hand...



the player can get

the 9 in on the break...



if the balls spread right,

and win.



Which is to say that luck

plays a part in  9-ball.



But for some players...



Iuck itself is an art.






Check the colour.



Dead giveaway,

you know?



It's thick.

You can almost feel it.



Lay down and let it

roll all over you.



That's single malt.



On the other hand,

you got something like Old Mcdonnell.



More like Young Mcdonnell,




Tastes like

 -year-old bonded.



Smell this.









That's good stuff.






Very good stuff.



I can get you a case

for $  .   less...



than your wholesaler

can get you a case of Jack Daniel's.



Go peddle that to one

of your hotel chains.






I don't do that, do l?

This is family.



I'm glad

to see you, too.



Come to my house




I'll make you

an omelet.



I'll make the omelets.



Did you forget the omelet

I made you last time?






What was in it?



Sweet sausage.



Sweet sausage.



Hey, I never made you

sweet sausage.






Come on,

what was in it?






Sour cream

and caviar, right?



Okay. Excuse me.







am I working?



I'm working, too.



This guy is up

for    a rack.



What guy?



Playing      /  hours

for   a game.



He's up    .



I've been

playing him off.



Yo, Vincent!



Vincent, we're on.



Hey, Vincent.



Can you believe this guy?

Hey, Vinnie.



You slide this stuff

into a bottle of Old Granddad...



you'd hardly be lying.



Pick me up.

I get off at   :  .



Not without me

you don't.



Do you?






Wait a minute.

I'm talking bourbon.



You know the secret?



These people get a hold

of aged kegs.



You're tasting

low fusel oil content.



Just like the big guys.

It's the kegs.



Where do you get

the kegs?






That was fast.

What the hell happened?



I slipped.



He slipped.



Where do they get

the kegs?



They just do.

Do whatever you want.



It'll leave the warehouse

one way or another.



On the snap, Vincent.



That kid's got

a sledgehammer break.



Bottoms up.



Do you know who

loves this stuff?



The Chinese.



It must be the low

fusel oil content.



Don't kid yourself.

It has its effect.



It's like those things

you take for granted, like electricity.



Eddie, loan me

another   .



Who you working,

me or him?



He's on the ropes.

He just lucked out.



You know me, right?



Take it easy.






Woo! Woo! Woo!






Pick us out

a nice bottle of wine.



Red or white?



On the snap, Vincent.



Hey, Eddie,

about those labels.



Can you get me

some Wild Turkey labels?






...Oh, one more night



'Cause I can't

wait forever



Give me one more night



Give me just

one more night



Give me one more night



I can't wait forever...




How you doing?



...Like a river

to the sea



I will always be

with you



And if you should

sail away



I will follow you



Give me one more night



Give me just

one more night



Kid draws

some bead, huh?



Oh, one more night



I can't wait forever



I know there'll

never be a time...



Play him again.

You really got him on the ropes.



One more,

right, chief?



I got to split.



You're going.



Come on,

one more game.



I'm bust.



So let's just

play play.






Play for play.

No money.



Play play?



Show me

what you got.






Julian, I just want

your best game.



I think the money's

throwing you off today.



...One more night



'Cause I can't

wait forever



How about I win,

no money.



You win,

I'll throw you   .



One more night






'Cause I can't

wait forever



What's the matter

with this guy?



All right, Carmen,

who's next?









You want to play me?



For your girlfriend.



One game.






I'll spot you

the   and  .



I'll give you

the table.



You want to play him?









   a rack.



No.     a rack.



Oh, you serious?



I never kid

about money.



Ha ha ha ha!






Off with their heads.



You don't know

what you're doing, do you?



What do you mean?



Well, you just blew




That kid, he has both arms

in traction...



he beats anybody

in the room.



Yeah, he could.



So I'll offer it

to you again.



I'll play him

for     bucks.



You don't know

what to say, do you?



Maybe I'm hustling you,

maybe I'm not.



You don't know,

but you should know.



If you know that,

you know when to say no.



What should I say?



You should say no.



Why? Because

it's too much money



and I'm an unknown.



He should be the unknown.



That would be nice.



That would

be beautiful.



You could play around

with that.



You could control that.



I'll offer it

to you again.



I'll play him

for     bucks.







you should have said yes.



It's very hard

to know that.



It's very complex...



Iike which twin

has got the Toni.



Maybe they both

got the Toni.



Maybe Toni's a guy.

It's very complicated.



Plus it's too much money.



God, you're crazy.



No, I'm not.

Just common sense.



How about I take you guys

out for dinner tonight?



You should ask Vincent.



No. You should

ask Vincent.



You know the last time

Julian lost for me?



It's just a game, man.

Some balls and a stick.



 -ball's not that tough.



Stalker is tough.



It's his video game.



Vincent's the best

at it.



In pool, you just

got these balls.



You take your time,

set up a shot.



Can you make any money

playing Stalker?



I'll tell you what

I can do off Stalker.



   years from now,

I can go to West Point.



It's all coming down

to video-game reflexes.



Computerized tanks,

Star Wars.



In    years,

a heavy scorer on Stalker...



is a shoo-in

at the Point.



You are beautiful.



What do you mean,




Money money.






Hey, look.



If you got an area

of excellence...



you're the best

at something, anything...



then rich

can be arranged.



Rich can come

fairly easy.






You got some other

area of excellence besides Stalker?



 -ball, right?



You're some

piece of work.



You're also

a natural character.



I've been telling her that.

I got natural character.



That's not

what I said, kid.



I said you are

a natural character.




an incredible flake.



But that's a gift.



Guys spend half their lives

inventing that.



You walk into a poolroom

with that "go, go, go..."



guys will be

killing each other...



trying to get

to you.



You got that.



But I'll tell you

something, kiddo.



You couldn't

find big time...



if you had

a road map.



Pool excellence is not about

excellent pool.



It's about

becoming something.









Like what?



You got to be a student...



of human moves.



See, all the greats

that I know of...



were students

of human moves.




of human moves?



Yeah. That's my area

of excellence.



Oh, yeah?















That guy at the end

of the bar...



he's been hustling that broad

for half an hour.



He's going to throw in the towel

in     seconds for a buck.



You got it.

Starting now.






What do you mean,

rich can be arranged?












Guess the news.

You lose.



And I just missed it

by a couple of seconds.



Want to up the bet?






Check for the meal says

I leave with her in two minutes.



Okay. Ready, go.



Now. I'm counting.



I know this will

sound crazy...



but would you come outside

and look at my car?



Your car?






Come on.



Hold it here

for a second.



Human moves, kid.



You study the watch...



but I study you.



You get the check.

Excuse me.



Cab's on me.



What's with

the car, Eddie?




I'll drive you home.



I hated to see you

sitting alone.



Did you see Julian?



Yeah. Does he still

got his nighttime job?



He wanted to talk to you,

but you were busy.



Where did you go?






You certainly

weren't here.



Oh, yeah?

Where was l?



God, the earth moved.



Didn't it move

for you a little bit?



That was a train.



No, it was you...



but it certainly wasn't San Juan.



I mean, if you're going to talk

earth moving...



you got to talk San Juan.



Remember that waterbed we had?






Sometimes I think about that week.



When I'm behind the bar...



I think,

"l'm going to get me a waterbed..."



and not tell anybody...



Just make it a surprise.



Get some rum and pineapple juice.



You couldn't tell me

one word I just said...



could you?



No, I couldn't.



Waterbed, rum, pineapple juice.



Not that, it's...



I don't know,

that kid today...



it was like watching

a home movie.



Ah, it just

made me wonder.



Wonder what?



It made me wonder

about San Juan.



What did you mean

last night about money...



and all that stuff?



I want to show you




So this is

liquor money.



Some. Do you know

what I invest in?






You think Vincent's

that good?



Well, he's got the eye.

He's got the stroke.



He's got the flake

down cold...



but can he flake on

and flake off?



I don't know whether

that can be taught.



He's got to learn how to be himself,

but on purpose.






Do you like to travel?






You like hotels?



They're okay.



Are you going to

help me with him?



That lady you picked up

last night--



you knew her

from before, right?






And the guy.



You probably had his schedule

down cold.



Maybe he's your




You're a hard broad.



What does Vincent

see in you?



Vincent's the best.



That's what

he sees in me.



We've just been together

about a year.



Vincent made us

get a place together.



You know how we met?



My old boyfriend

last year got busted



breaking into Vincent's

parents' house.



We met

at the police station.



You were bailing

your boyfriend out.



No. I got

busted, too.



I was driving

the car.



See this?






Vincent's mother's.



He gave that to you?




From the robbery.



Vince says his mother

has one just like it.



He's sweet.



Vincent's real sweet.



The problem with this one

is that it's made in Taiwan.



You want something

for your kid to bounce in.



What animal bounces?






It comes from Australia.



This is

Australian made.



It's twice

as expensive...



but it's three times

better than Taiwan.



I'll take    off.



Yeah, okay.



All right,

Mr and Mrs Randall...



it's a good buy.



Lou, could you

write them up?



If you ever need anything,

Vincent, okay?






Mr Felson,

what can I do you for?



Eddie is okay.



In fact, just plain Ed

if you want.



Ed. Yes, sir.



Can we talk privately?



There's a  -ball tournament,

end of April.



I think

we ought to go.






Yeah. Me, you,

and Carmen.



Yeah? That sounds

like a lot of fun.



We ought to

leave tomorrow.




Why not leave today?



What is it

with this guy?



If you're going to

take the plunge...



give yourself

a fair shake.



Don't go half-assed.



Go on the road for six weeks.

Get some seasoning.



Why don't you

ask Julian?



Julian's known.

You're nobody.



I get better bets

with you.



If there's

some other way...



that I can be

honest with you, tell me.



This is my job, Eddie.



You think so?



That's funny.

I don't think so.



I think

it's your problem.



What is?



Well, you're hooked

on Carmen, aren't you?






Crazy about her?



You're getting

a little personal here.






You're losing her,




What do you mean?



She don't get the allure

of this place.



Hey, Vincent.






Take a good look

at her.



She's starting

to pack.



You don't know her.



I didn't know that broad

at that bar either.



She's bored, Vincent.



Are you listening

to what I'm telling you?



What are you saying?



You, me, her on the road.

Six weeks.



She'll be a couple years

catching her breath.




these people--



Lou, I'm talking here.



Do me a favour.

Take care of them.



He's late

for his coffee break.



Go on,

get back to work...



but think

about it, okay?



Take your time.

I'll give you five seconds.



Five seconds.



You know where

to find me...



if you want to talk.




Don't worry about it.



lf I can hold you




I might never let go...



If anybody asks,

I'll be in the back.



I might never let go



lf I can hold you




Come on in.



Hey, Eddie.



Uh... what we were

talking about yesterday...



I just wanted to ask you

some questions about it.



What happens?



I mean, what happens?






It's a Balabushka.



It's beautiful.



It makes the others

look like stickball bats.



This yours?



You want it?






This isn't for me.



I don't know

who this is for.



No, this isn't for me.



John Wayne would carry

something like this...



if he played pool.



Babe Ruth.



No. I...



No, I can't accept this.



Go ahead, take it.



You're pushing

pretty hard.



You betcha.



I've been thinking

about nothing else all day.



I don't know

what to tell you, Eddie.



It doesn't matter.



Go outside.

Horse around with it.



You don't like it,

bring it back.






Hey, Eddie.



I was talking to Carmen

the other night...



feeling her out.



Oh, Willie.

Wait a minute.



Sorry. Go ahead.



I said I was talking to Carmen

the other night...



feeling her out.



I think

you're wrong, man.



She's doing real good.



Okay. I'm glad I'm wrong.






No. I don't know.



I can make it

in half an hour.






Where's Carmen,

my girlfriend?



She just went

in the bathroom.



You know

what this is?









Where'd you get

a Balabushka?



Eddie Felson

gave it to me.



Eddie gave you

a Balabushka?






You know

what that's worth?






That guy died

about    years ago.



It must be

a collector's item.



...Snake's in the garden



Apple's on the tree



All of this

looks easy



None of this is free



You might get lucky



Got the will to win



You need a little failure



To thicken your skin



Everybody's talking



They promise you the moon



It's made of paper



And you find out

pretty soon



Who owns this place?






Who owns this place?



I'm talking to you...



It's my word

against yours.



I'm a rare book




Have you seen

my girlfriend?



She went out.






Hey, she's

your girlfriend.






Everything okay?






Where'd you go?



I went out

for cigs.



They sell cigarettes

right here.



So I got them

across the street.



You needed

some fresh air, right?



What's your problem?



No problem.

There's no problem.



I'm glad to hear it.



I just didn't know

where you went.



I'm going to sit down now.

Is that okay?






I might go to the bathroom

in about half an hour. Is that okay?



I'll be sure

and tell you when.



Hey, look.



I just didn't know

where you went.



Let's not make a federal production

out of this, okay?









It's a Balabushka.

Eddie gave it to me.






Who owns this place?



Excuse me. Eddie?



I've been thinking

about it.



Let's do it, okay?






I wonder

what's upstairs.






Well, there might

be something soft...



for you

to lean against...



so I don't

crush your skirt.



In the Bahamas,

do they tango or rumba?



Samba, I think.



How's that Old Mcdonnell

working out?



You're drinking

it now.



You're serious.



- It's good stuff.

- It's very good stuff.



Yo, Eddie,

my man, hey.



Why don't you

look in the mirror...



before you leave

the john?



I hate that shit.



Better than

that shit.



Will you be

around Monday?



A guy's set up

in Camden.



No. I'll be out of

town for a few weeks.






What, you're taking that guy

on the road? What's his name?



It's none

of your business.



He's a chump.

He beat me one night.



I'll put the  -ball

up both your asses.



Are you serious?

Taking him on the road?



When's the last time

you did the road,     ?



They didn't even

have cars then.



What? Come on?

You bangin' his girlfriend?



Right? You can tell me.



Jeez, you are

the best, Julian.



Let me play him




Winner gets

in the car with you.



You're the best.



You're not the only

stake horse around.



See you

in Atlantic City.



Don't look

too hard for me.



We're going

to the Bahamas.



I just didn't say when.



Appreciate hearing about it

from that dope fiend.



I didn't want

to tell anybody.



Makes me feel great,




That guy sucks.

So do you!



I'm wrong,

but let me do it my way!



Do it any way

you want.



I want to go

on the road.



Your things

at my apartment...



you'll find in a suitcase

out front, okay?



Hey, wait a--



I'm sorry.



I cover all expenses--

food, room, entry fees.



For that, I get   %

of your winnings.



I also take the losses

if you lose.



For that, I get   %

of what you win.



  %? What are you,

a slumlord?



Honey, you find

a newcomer...



with a better deal,

come to me, we talk.



Don't worry.

I'm not going to lose often.



Yes, you will.

That's what I'll teach you.




if you lose, you win.



So who's

the heaviest guy?



I'm the heaviest guy,

right, Eddie?



It doesn't make sense.

It goes in streaks.



The balls roll funny

for everybody, kiddo.



There's this guy--

Grady Seasons.



He's making the most

on paper...



but that doesn't

mean anything.



The money's

in the practise room.



That's where

you get good games.



You can get wiped out

at the tournament...



hang around

the practise room...



and make more money than

the tournament winner.



Hear that?

The practise room.



Hey, watch the paint.



What? Oh.



Is that metal

on your jacket?



- Sorry.

- Shit.



I'm starved.




here's the grub.



My pancakes are burnt.



Wait a minute.



We ordered four on,

two up.



I don't

want sausage.




It's the wrong order.



That's a dead




Four on two.



Oh. Egg talk.



She was

the killer waitress...



at the Acropolis.



She did them a favour

and quit. Ow.



You think he's the only one

who has to work?



How come you don't

play pool any more?



I quit.




somebody retired me.



Sometimes you meet

the wrong people.



That was a long

time ago, back east.



It's dead and buried.



I won my share

of medals.



Don't you ever feel

like picking it up again?



I mean, you're always

around those pool halls.



I'm too old.

My wheels are shot.




a young man's game.




there's drugs now.



Kids are playing

on coke, speed.



When I was younger,

it was booze.



Somehow it was

more human.



Booze, huh?



Booze. Yeah.



Wine. It goes back

to the Bible.



The Bible never mentions




You religious, Eddie?



Me? I get high

on the man upstairs.



Isn't there

a masters tournament?



I seen this on television--

Them old golfers...



Iike an old-timers




If you're too old to cut the mustard,

you can lick the jar.



Nobody ever asked me

for a refund, honey.



Not yet.



We're just talking

around things here.



It ain't about pool,

sex, love.



It's about money.



The best is the guy

with the most...



in all walks

of life.



Are you the best

liquor salesman?



You betcha.



What a way to get

your feet wet.



This place

is a classic.



Put that

in the trunk.



What will

I play with?



A house cue.



Go in with that,

nobody will come near you.



I can't believe it.

I got goose bumps.



I love it.



You watch for a while.



I got to see this guy.



I can't wait

to see what's next.



Good thing I didn't bring

the Balabushka, huh?



  %? Are we going to

divvy this up in the car?






All right. Yes.



Had enough, junior?



Hold on.



What are you doing,




Beat him,

eat him, and go.



I can't take

his money.



There's a hole

in his throat.



So what?



The guy's

breaking my heart.



Look. He's on

his last legs.



It's only    bucks.

It's no big deal.



No big deal?



You want me

to quit?



Yeah, if you're going to

keep dumping like this.



Unless... show me.



Make it

a real performance.



Dump like

a professional.




a professional.



Okay, chief,

play you for    .



Get the car.



What for?



Just bring it

around front.



Head it that way.



That's the wrong

way, Eddie.



Just do

what I tell you.



Yeah, right.



Easy shot. I miss this, I'm a chump.



Easy. Straight in.



Tough one's the  




I don't know.



Oh, my God, l--



Oh, my God.

Do you believe--



Don't even bother.



I just can't

hit nothing.



That's it, kid.

Where's the money?



Yeah, I know.

That's it.



Uh... Eddie?






Where's the money?



Eddie's got

the money.



Where'd they go?



They left.



Relax. Take it easy.



What's the matter

with you guys?



Get your hands off.

I'll get your money.



What are you doing?




Take it easy!

Take it easy!



Hey! Enough!



I'm his father.



You little bastard!



I tell you

when to play.



Ease off! Family.



Get out of here,




You punk,

I hope your mother...



kicks the shit

out of you.



Okay, go, go, go, go!



Where to?



Just take

the parkway south.



You never--



You never ease off

on somebody like that...



not when

there's money involved.



That's the problem

with mercy, kid.



It just ain't




Let me look

at your face.



Ah, you'll live.



You'll live,




Get out of my face,

will you? Jeez.



My father.



Saved your ass.



Carmen, what's to be

learned from this?



Nice guys

finish last.



Is that original,

or did you make that up?



Vincent, you're so sexy

with that bloody lip.



Shut up.



You guys want me

to drive?



No. I'm good.



- That slime ass son-of-a-bitch.

- What?



That guy with the hole--



Stick a pool cue

down his throat.



Go back there with a fucking cannon

and blow their asses away.




that's gross.



Next time, kid.



One of you guys know

where the Triant Motel is?



The what?



Triant Motel.



Yeah, go left on Aurora...



and right on Seneca.



Chalkies still around?



- Chalkies?

- Yeah, it's a pool hall.



I know.

It's still around.



What, it's supposed

to move somewhere?



Some things

never change, huh?



Man, I wouldn't

bet on it.



Eddie, enter.



Hey, good morning.



Come on,

let's get going, guys.



I'm ordering room service.

You want anything?



Food-- you hungry?



I hate the weather.



Can't get room service

in a motel.



Come on,

let's check out Chalkies.



Tell your girlfriend

to get going.



Meet you in the lobby.



What about food?

I'm starved.



- Vincent?

- Yeah?



Don't change the shirt.

It's a nice touch.



And leave

the cue stick.



What's the use

of having it?



This was a nice bad

neighbourhood. Now look.



Will they all

be like this?



On your pool hall scale,

what do you rate this?






At least

it's got tables.



Squeeze me in?



Table number seven

for Fast Eddie.



Yeah, see, you don't

recognize Orvis...



from way back when.



Well, son-of-a-bitch.

What the hell you doin' here?



Now you're starting

to remember.



- How long you want it for?

- Couple hours.



The last time I saw you, you

were sweeping up at Mcgeer's.



Sweeping up at Mcgeer's.

That's right.



Then I started working

here for Chalkie...



till he got scared

of the bad element.



Since then I've been

running Chalkies.



What can I do for you?

Looking for action?



Usually I steer

for   %...



but for you,

it's   .



My friend here

wants a game.



How you doin',




Wild place

you got here.



Eddie, are you

stake horsing?



Know who you got

stake horsing for you?



This here's

fast Eddie Felson.



Who the hell are you--

the end of the world?



Ease it up,

will you, Orvis?



Him I'll steer for   ...



since he's staked...



by Fast Eddie

the stake horse.



Playing  -ball

or straight?



I'll set it up

for you.



The table will

cost you $  .



It's in the way

that you use it...



Maybe you should

go back to the motel.






There are

rape artists here.



Maybe you

should go back...



pretty boy

like you.



Ooh, you're such

a cute boy.






- Vincent.

- Not here.



Hey, let me give you

the scoop.



See the guy with the

tie pin in his nose?



That's Moselle.



Him you

stay away from.



- No shit.

- Grow up.



He's the main stick

around here.



You beat him...



it scares away

that gentleman.



- Who's he?

- Earl.



He comes in with $    

in his pocket.







Runs the numbers.



Orvis says he

don't mind losing.



He just don't like

giving it away.



You beat Moselle...



old Earl there

loses interest.



What happens now?




for a little while.



We'll play

over here.



He'll be watching you,

and he'll come to you.



Who am I

going to play?






You? Okay.



I want her

to go back.



Oh, Christ.



This place is

a damn bird land.



I've dated

worse guys.




your hands.



Okay, okay, okay.



Okay, that's enough.

That's enough. Okay.



That's enough.



Have Orvis call a cab

back to the hotel.



I don't want--

goddamn it.



Jesus Christ.



No thunderbolt breaks,

no runned over  -balls.



Just take it easy.



She never went out

with any guys like these.



Vincent, will you

pay attention?



That guy Earl

is paying attention.



Are you listening

to me?



Yeah, yeah.



Want me to break,

or do you want to?



No. I'll break.



What did they do,

saw the legs off?



It's a table for dwarves

or something.



Oh, come on,

Fast Eddie.



Let's see some

heavy legend action here.



There's got to be

    balls down there.



Not bad.

This ain't pool.



This is for bangers.



Straight pool

is pool.



This is like




or cribbage

or something.



Straight pool you got

to be a real surgeon...



to get it--



You know,

it's all finesse.



Now everything is  -ball

because it's fast...



good for TV...



good for a lot

of break shots.



Oh, well.

What the hell.



Checkers sells more

than chess.



Pretty damn good.



Not bad for a blind man.

Rack 'em up.



Yes, sir. Rack 'em up

for Mr Fast Eddie.



I haven't played

serious pool...



since before

you were born...



and right away,

I'm laying them to waste.



Watch this.

  on the break.






- Damn!

- All yours.



That was phenomenal.



I'd like to play

that big dude Moselle.



I bet he ain't

that good.






I don't know, Eddie.

Maybe you're right.



Maybe this game

is just for bangers.



Cool it.



But the thing is...



even if it is just for bangers,

everybody's doing it.



If everybody's

doing it...



There's a lot

of guys doing it.



A lot of guys

doing it...



but only one guy

can be the best.



Eddie, hey!









Eddie! Eddie, what--



Where you goin'?



All right, hey.



Those were

easy shots, man.



Come on.



I'm a smart ass.

I was showing off.



I'm sorry.

All right?



This is turning

into a waste...



of my time and money.



Where are you going?



You're going to

leave me here?






I don't believe

this guy!



Child care.






- Vincent back?

- Yeah, but he's out.



- What do you mean, out?

- Not in the room.



- Mind getting dressed?

- Why? Are we going somewhere?



What if I was

somebody else?



- Like who?

- That's not the point.



I'm not naked

or anything.



Work with me,

not against me.



Don't talk to Vincent

like you did at Chalkies.



Gets him upset.

Use that thing right.



Use what thing?



Come on.



What are you doing?



Me and you.



Quick one

before Vincent gets back.



All right? Hey.



I'm not your daddy

or your boyfriend...



so don't play games

with me.



I'm your partner.



You don't flirt

with me.



Don't flatter




Don't waste my time

with bullshit, Carmen.



We got

a racehorse here...



a thoroughbred.



You make him feel good,

I teach him how to run.



We're businesspeople.



Got you.



Where's the Balabushka?



Vincent took it.



You said he was out.



He was in and out.



He took

the cue stick?






You let him?



Well, so what?






Oh, man, I'm sorry.



Jesus. Goddamn.

Child care!






Good game.

Good game.



What you got in there?



In here?






Come on, boy,

let's play.



Yeah, let's play.

We'll have a lot of fun.




werewolves of London









He's the hairy-handed gent

who ran amuck in Kent



Lately he's been overheard

in Mayfair



You better

stay away from him



He'll rip

your lungs out, Jim



Ha! I'd like to meet

his tailor




werewolves of London









Werewolves of London






Well, I saw Lon Chaney

walkin' with the Queen



Doin' the werewolves

of London



I saw Lon Chaney, Jr.

walkin' with the Queen






Doin' the werewolves

of London



I saw a werewolf

drinking a pina colada



At Trader Vic's



His hair was perfect






Werewolves of London















Not bad, my man,

not bad.



When you leaving town?

Now, right?



You don't want

to play me again?



Don't kill me.



That boy's hot.



Did you

see me tonight?







I m--

I made money.



You lost money.



The town

is dead for you.



Do I not speak your native language?

What is the matter?



You give me this stick

and tell me to lay low.



The goddamn thing, I lay it down

and it jumps up at me!



You don't deserve

this stick.



I don't deserve this?



You don't deserve

this stick.



Alls you do

is you sit in there.



You talk.

You tell me things.



I played.

I'm a fuckin' pool player.



You know something?



I'm a fuckin' animal!










get in the car.



This is embarrassing.



You're acting

like some girl...



who got felt up

in a drive-in.



It looks terrible.



Tough shit.



How much did you

take off of Moselle?



I heard    .









Yeah.    .



Walk into a shoe store

with     bucks...



you leave with one shoe.



We were working

on     .



Come on.



Get in. It's cold.






You got me

talking to myself.



Half of me says

I got a hold of...



the best thing

I ever seen.



Half of me says

it ain't worth it.



Either I don't

teach you right...



or you don't listen...



or you listen,

but you don't hear.



What was

that voodoo stuff?



That wasn't pool.

That was a circus.



You dropped your pants.



You want to get down?




You and Gypsy Rose Lee.



I can always

go back to whiskey.



It's been

very good to me.



You're sitting in it,

and I'm wearing it...



but it's tired.



You know, it's just

kind of run on.



You appear on the scene,

I'm jumping again.



You remind me that--

that money won...



is twice as sweet

as money earned.



   years ago, I had

the screws put on me.



It was over for me...



before it really

got started.



But I'm hungry again...



and you bled that

back into me.



You got to have

two things to win.



You got to have brains...



and you got to

have balls.



You've got

too much of one...



and not enough

of the other.



I mean,

I don't know.



Tell me what

you want to do.



Give me a clue.






Um, yeah.



I'll try.



I'll really try,

you know?



Let's go for it.



You know, Eddie,

I mean, uh...



it's just tough

for me to lay down.



You know,

it's just, uh...



I get in there,

and it's just tough.



It's just, uh,

it's just tough to lay down...



but i'll try. Okay?



Tough to lay down,




Well, roll over,




Give me.









  % of    

is    bucks.



I wake you up?



Well, do you

want to hang up?



Are you still

pissed off at me?



Well, if you were, uh,

I'd understand.



I don't know.



Uh, I'm having nightmares,

sweats, and everything.



What kind of rent

are you paying?



I said what kind of rent

do you pay?



Well, listen.






After the Bahamas...



maybe you could

move in with me...



just for practise.



What do you mean?



No, nothing's going on.

What are you, a shrink?



I miss you.

I say nice things to you.






A couple of curve balls

every now and then.



They're young.

They're kids.



No, no. You're perfect.



I love this. You should have seen

Eddie play last night.






Are we going to make

some money today?



We'll make some money.




I'm a wild man today.



Did you ever hear

of a hustle...



called two brothers

and a stranger?



That's the guy

in the Bible...



with the many-coloured

coats, right?



I'm joking, you guys.

Come on.



Did I get through

to you?



I'll run it by you

another way.



If you'd have

kicked ass...



in any place

but Chalkies...



Atlantic City would

be dead for us.



The guys never

leave the street.



Otherwise, it would

be all around.



Let me tell you




Last night--

people never talked to me...



Iike that before.



You really

talked to me.



I want you to know

I appreciate it.



I want to thank you

for everything. Uh...






Don't worry, kid.

Don't worry.



Two brothers

and a stranger.



You got two guys

who go into a bar, see?



Give me two hours.



They'll be building me

a trophy wall.



That kid gets to

have all the fun.



Lock and load.



All right.

Who's next here?



You guys want to play?

No. Anybody? Want to play?



Forget it.



Spot you

the break here.



Come on, I'll spot you

the break.



I want

the  -ball, too.



How about the  ?

I'll give you the  .



What do you want?

You up? Let's go.



Ha ha ha!



Ha ha ha!



Why don't you

keep it down?



What did I say?

I coughed.



Well, ya ga ga ga.



Stop it, Eddie.



Do you mind?



Excuse me?



It's a money game

here, guy.



Ha ha!



Big money game.



Right. So take your hands

off the girl...



and let us play, okay?



What do you care

where I put my hand?



Gramps, put your teeth in,

get your hands off your daughter

and pay attention.



You might learn

something today.



I'll change my teeth.

You change your goddamn diapers.



Hey, we've got

a game going here.



Really? What are you

playing for?



What's it to you?



What are you playing for?






You want to win?



I'll bet     bucks

on this guy here.






I think

you're a choker.




says you choke.



Why don't you

take a walk?



Anybody want to bet?



What are you

starting trouble for?



- I'm going to leave.

- Jerk.



Want to go

for     ?



I know. I mean...



you'd think

he would have seen it.



Oh, my God,

he got suckered...



into that so easy.







What's up?

What do you think?



Get in the car.



Get away from me.



What the hell

is the matter with you?



Did you have

a good time?



I'm disappointed,




Frankly, your ass!

I seen you.



Don't give me that.



Seen what?



Screw this.

I don't need this. I'm gone.



I'm going home.

Come on.



- The hell you are.

- The hell I am?



You're going home

alone, man.



Is it you

and Eddie now?



Getting felt up

by Eddie?



Come on.



You go in that place,

you play your part.



I put my hands on her.

It's acting.



Your hands were

all over her!



It's acting!



Hey, look, Vincent...



when you go

into movies...



and you see

people kissing...



do you think

they go home together?



They're professionals.



We're trying

to be professionals.



Okay, you guys,

it was just a little rough.



I ain't used

to that, Carmen.



I don't know

about this.



Vincent the kid, huh?



You're going to be

one of the greats, kiddo.



I got a good feeling

about this.



You say it's black,

and you know it's white



You say it's day

when you know it's night



You say it's good,

and you know it's mean



It's the finest music

that I ever seen



Don't tell me nothin'



Don't you tell me nothin'



Don't tell me nothin'



I can see that rock 'n' roll

is good for me



You say it's a dog

when you know it's a cat



You say it's a mouse

when you know it's a rat



You say it's meat,

and you know it's bread



You tell me it's gold

when it's a hunk of lead



No, don't you tell me nothin'



Oh, don't you tell me nothin'



Don't you tell me nothin'



I can see that rock 'n' roll

is good for me



Don't you tell me nothin'



Don't you tell me nothin'



Ha ha ha!



You say it's right,

and you know it's wrong



You say it's short,

and you know it's long



You say it's low

when you know it's high



Tell me the truth

and don't tell no lie



Don't tell me nothin'



Don't you tell me nothin'



Play another one?



Don't you tell me nothin'



I can see that rock 'n' roll

is good for me



Are you sure...



You don't want

to play again?



Woo! Woo! Woo!



Woo! Woo! Woo!



Woo! Woo!









Do you smell

what I smell?









Let's take

a stroll around.



A starless black sky




Somewhere in America



I can feel the tears,

all lost and alone



And I feel...






Check out that guy

that's playing back there.



That guy?



Yeah. This is

a golden opportunity.



You know

who that is?



That's Grady Seasons...



the best money player

in the world.



That's Grady Seasons?

You want me to play him.



You bet.



And you are

going to dump.



You are going to

lose something fierce.



You'll ask for the spot

and the break.



It'll be humiliating.

This is beautiful.



What do you mean, dump?



If you lose bad now

to this guy...



you'll be a super nobody

in Atlantic City...



and the odds on you

will drop to nothing.



- See? She learns.

- Let me ask you.



These guys hustle,

and they win.



How come I always

got to play the jerk?



Why can't we hustle

where I win?




there's something...



at the end of this.



I wouldn't

have you do it...



unless the payoff

was phenomenal.



Look, do whatever you want to do.

Do whatever you want.



I'll play.

I ask a question, he panics.



It's like a nightmare,

isn't it?



It just keeps getting

worse and worse...



Doesn't it?



Are you going to

fall for this?



We're gonna pay

hell for this



And now we can

move through it



Oh. The impossible dream.



Let ourselves

in for it...



Don't choke now.



It's not

that hard a shot.



Did you just say,

"don't choke now"?



You heard me.



Yeah. Yeah,

I heard you.



Let ourselves in for it






Let yourself in



Any way that you figure it



It's down here

at our fingertips



Back again, again...



Hey, Grady.



Up your ass with the spot,

okay with you?



Fine with me.



How you doing?




Carmen, I'm playing

here now.



I know.




you win one more game...



you're gonna be humping

your fist for a long time.



You got that,




What are you doing,










Can I have

the Balabushka?






Are you going

to play, Eddie?



Yeah, maybe.






I don't know.




Are you mad at me

about last night?



No. You done good.



Where's he going?



He's going to

Gunther's, ja.



Hey, Bill.



Why don't you

call Dud?



Just about

to lose my mind



Never gonna let

your love...



Thank you.



I'll have another Drambuie

and potato salad.



Give my friend

another J.T.S. Brown.



One more time?






You remind me a lot...



of a guy I played

about    years ago.



After that, five of us

went on a road trip...



to San Antonio.



We didn't get any action.



The windup was we ended up

playing each other.



That's all she wrote.



Nice book, though.



Buy you one?



No, I'll buy you one.



I'm going to play

for a while.



It's crazy, you know.



I was working at this job

busting my butt.



They didn't

give me a raise.



My old lady,

she leaves me...




she says I'm a bum...



because I quit.



Then after, I start

working at the university...




for the experience.



Guess what I was.



What were you?



I was a subject.



A what?



A subject

in the psych department.



I was a subject

for experiments--



reflexes, memory things.



I didn't do anything...



when it got

to electric shock.



I did just once,

but it don't count.









That's   .



- Do it again?

- Yeah, sure, I don't care.



- Double or nothing?

- Double or nothing.



Is there an echo?



Let's play.



Eddie, how you doing?



Holding my own

and a little bit of his.



Good man.















Go! Go!

Go! Go! Go!






Is that it?



Do it again.



Double or nothing?



What else?



All right.



Ha ha ha!



That is bullshit.



I never did that.

That is luck, man!



I'm really sorry.



There's nothing I can do.

The  -ball fell.



I can't believe that.



Are you

a hustler, Amos?



Come on, Eddie, man.






Are you a hustler?



Hey, you don't

want to pay me?



Keep it.

Forget it.



I don't want

no bad feelings.



When the

big guy loses.



I lost, I paid.

I don't...



Are you

a hustler, Amos?






You want to quit?



Fuck you, kid.

Double it again.



Don't bother



Sure enough I do



Oh, well



Hey, I want to

ask you something.



I want you

to be honest.



You think I need

to lose some weight?



...All of my life



Well, I sure

don't remember



How could I

get suckered like that?



You got to

work hard.



That takes a real gift

to show your ass like that.



Everything in a stack.



Everything-- just probably

a little too much booze...



a little too cocky...



right amount of jerk...



to miss all those

fuckin' signals.






Eddie, you'll

get him next time.



How much would you need

to go it on your own...



from here

to Atlantic City?






Should have wiped

the floor with that guy.



Yeah? So?



How much would you need

to go to Atlantic City?



A couple thousand?



Come on, Eddie.



You had too much

to drink.



Let's forget

about it.



I got nothing

left to teach.



That was

the last lesson.



Take the money.



Front for yourself.

You'll do fine.



You're walking off?



Dumping us.



Dumping you?



I'm giving you

a stake.



I showed you

all I got.



What the hell else

you want?



That's it!

That's all!



What are we

supposed to do?



Where we supposed

to go from here?



Here's you, see?



Between you

and Atlantic City...



there's about   

pool halls.



Three weeks, a couple

thousand dollars.



Why you talking

this way?



You're played for a chump,

so you walk out?



We'll get this guy

next time...






Hey, hey!



You do this

to some guy on the street...



not to me.



What about the stuff

you told me?



You're going to

ruin everything.



Carmen and me,

you told me about that.



Okay, look, Eddie.



Hey, it's

my attitude, right?



From now on--



Attitude, bullshit.



You always do

what you want to do!



Don't tell me that!



I'm tired!



I try

to do everything!



Take the money.



It's the last thing

I can give you.



Let it go, Vincent.



You give me money

to get rid of me.



You got

a long way to go.



This is

nickel-and-dime shit.



Shut up

and give me money.



Make it      .



I'll give you

what I got!



You know something?



Just keep your

fuckin' money, pal.






Fuck it.






Feel good, don't it?



I'm blind.



You're cool.




The same? Worse?







Same? Worse?







Same? Worse?



I like

the glasses.



Fast Eddie,

this here's Moselle.



He plays pool.



No kidding.



That's a nice stick.



I get the break.



What's the book?



   on Fast Eddie

wins you    .



   on Moselle

wins you   .






Facts of life, man.



    on the side?



Read my mind.



Rack 'em up.



Give it up.












Moselle. Moselle.



- Shh!

- Shh!



- Yeah!

- All right!



You guys going

to Atlantic City?



That's $ .  .



You need

at least $ .  .



Resorts lnternational

Hotel And Casino...



on the Boardwalk

in Atlantic City...



welcomes you

to our casino.



As anyone can tell you...



the greatest secret to success...



on the casino floor is knowing

how to play the game.



There are slot machines,

roulette, blackjack, craps...




and baccarat tables.



Some have simple,

easy-to-learn rules...



but most are

more complicated...



The rules, regulations,

and pay-out odds...



are established

and supervised...



by the New Jersey

Casino Control Commission.



Knock 'em dead.



I'll try.






Keep saying now



"Daddy, I have to

leave you"



Oh, yeah



"But I'm in love

with another guy"



Oh, no, no



I couldn't believe...



Hey, Eddie.






You playing?



Got a problem

with that?



No. You got

any problem with that?



If it makes

you happy, do it.



I just wanted

to say hello.



Hello, test.       .






Ladies and gentlemen...



it's nice to see so many faces here...



for today's  -ball classic.




start your matches.



I didn't deserve that.



Is this your first

tournament, Duke?



Match to Mr Felson.



   games to  .



I didn't deserve that.



Yes, you did.



Tall and tan

and young and handsome



The boy from lpanema

goes walking



And when he passes



Each girl

he passes goes






We'll play    games.



You win  .

I got to win   .



I'll put up $    .

You put up $   .



I win   games

to your   ?



You're putting up

$     to my $   ?



This is a good deal,

isn't it?



This guy won

the Akron Open, Vincent.



There is no such thing.



What have I

been reading?



I can win   games.



I just don't like

the deal.



What don't

you like, lady?



Up your end

to     .



$    isn't going to

kill the guy!



All right.

All right.



I shouldn't,

but I will.




how's that?



Okay. Yeah.

I'm sorry.



Don't be sorry.



All right,

it's  :  .



How about   :   

in the green room?



  :   . Great.






You can

get these, right?



No problem.



We got it

covered here.



$    ?



Not bad, huh?



"Not bad, huh?"



He wouldn't

go for more--



That guy had $    

written all over his face.



You gave him $   

and you're buying his drink.



Do it yourself

next time.



I got to go rest.









You got new glasses.

They look good.



If it isn't

the kid and Carmen.




it going?



Can't complain. You?



$     in   weeks.



Could have been better,

could have been worse.



Well, I'm happy for you.



At   :    we're taking out

that lame from Akron.



You want in on it?



Well, thanks, uh...



Iisten, I'll pass up

on that.



I got to play

at   :  .



All right.

It's on you.



Good luck tomorrow.



Same to you.



I got to go rest.



Uh, come get me

in about three hours, okay?



In three?



Yeah. Yeah.



Going good?



Yeah. Yeah.

We're doing okay.



You were right.



We didn't

need you any more.



That's what I said.



You wouldn't believe

Vincent now.



Oh, he's a new man, huh?



Why don't you

take him up on tonight?



I got to get up early

and play, so...



Well, see you around.



It's like a nightmare,

isn't it?



You got lucky,

you lucky prick.



Wipe your nose,

will you, Julian?



You're going down,




Oh! Goddamn.



Jesus Christ.



It keeps getting worse,

doesn't it?



Take it on off.

I can't help it.






Nice game,




Thank you.



Dynamite game,




Good game.



- Excuse me.

- Way to go.



I'm doing fine.



I'm only feeling nervous

because I feel good.



Yeah. Eyes feel good,

legs feel great.



I get no grief down here.



Come on down

and give me some grief.



Forget the Bahamas.

This is it.






It would be good

having you here.









I'm going to

beat him, you know.









Hello, Eddie.



That was nice.



...Ron Albrecht

and Larry Schwartz.



Following match

on table number eight...



Vincent Lauria

and Eddie Felson.



Hey, you shot

a great game.



The balls roll funny

for everybody.



I told you that.



You shot

a great game.






Oh, come on.






- Who is it?

- Vincent!



Oh, I can't

believe it.



Hi, guys.



Should we

come back later?



No. No.

We were just--



Janelle's having

a glass of cham--



Early bubbly.

Come on in.



Listen, l--



I drew

this guy Kennedy...



in the semifinals.



You know anything

about him?



What's that?



That's for you.



- Hey, how you doing? That's your cut.

- Cut of what?



- For the game.

- What game?



Our game. Got a front

to lay      on you. Then I dumped.



I dogged

about four shots.



Eddie, you know, you are

a very, very good player.



I feel shitty about getting booted

but there's other tournaments, right?






You dumped, huh?



Carmen didn't

want to go for it...



but I told her

you would appreciate it.



There's $     there.



After I beat Grady Seasons,

the odds were a joke.



Two brothers

and a stranger.



It was beautiful.

It was fuckin' beautiful.



When I banked the  --

When I saw the table...



I knew it was

going to be the  .



To be able to just

miss the pocket by a hair...



I mean,

the audience..."oh!"



It was...

It was... I...



$     in there.



We got to split.



I got green room games

for the next three nights.



These guys won't

leave me alone.



You sure you don't want in on this?

We're talking a lot of money.



Yeah. Maybe.






I'll call you, okay?



Look, good luck

with Kennedy, all right?



He's a little prick.



Ladies and gentlemen...



it's good to see you here

for the semifinals...



of today's  -ball classic.



Right now on table one...



will be, from Chicago,

Larry Schwartz.



Larry will be playing...



St. Louis, Missouri...



...regional  -ball champion

Lorenzo Kennedy...



will be playing,

as we welcome back...



Fast Eddie Felson.




begin your matches.



What are you




I forfeit.






What do you mean,




You can't forfeit.



What's he talking about?



He threw




Come on, Eddie.

Don't forfeit.



I don't want

to win like this.



I don't want

to win like that, though.



The match on table three...



has been forfeited

by Eddie Felson.



Lorenzo Kennedy,

win by default.



What do you say?



Why don't we get

the hell out of here?



The Bahamas are looking

real good to me about now.



Anyway, I got out

of my lease.



All my stuff's

in boxes.



That's nice.



I'm a real big fan

of character in people.



I don't know

if you knew that about me.



Character, huh?






Here it comes.



Vincent says

this is yours.



You don't want it...



you should give it

to charity.



What will

that solve?



I don't know

anything any more.



I want

his best game.



Then go talk

to him yourself.



He won't

listen to me.



So I got to cover

your ass now?



No. You got to

save it.



Why should l?



I'll be in

the green room.



Stings like a bitch,

don't it?



Yes, it does.



You got brass, man.

I'll give you that.



You want my game?



You couldn't deal

with my game.



I ain't got a leg to stand on,

but I'm asking you.



Shove it!



Don't do that.



I call the shots.



I don't have that many games

left in me.



God! You used us!

You used me!



Yes, I did...



but you're in Atlantic City now

with the big boys.



You're not back there

playing around with baby dolls.



Think about it.

It's a wash.



About all that

other stuff...



I don't take

much pride in that.



It's even,

but it ain't settled.



Let's settle it.



Why should l?



How long do you want me to fry?

  years?    years?



You want to play kick the dog

for the rest of your life?



Come on.

Let's clean it up.



You want to play for the envelope?

ls that it?






Thank you.




what will you do...



when I kick

your ass?



Pick myself up

and let you kick me again.



Oh, yeah?






Just don't put the money

in the bank, kid.



If I don't

whip you now...



I'll whip you

next month in Dallas.






Houston, Dallas.



If not, a month after that

in New Orleans.



What makes you

so sure?



Hey, I'm back.



I feel so

doggone lonely



Today just

isn't my day



When I got home

this mornin'



I found a letter

on my bed



When I opened up

that letter



I broke right down

and cried



She said, now, daddy,

I hate to leave you



Oh, yeah



But I'm in love

with another guy



Oh no, no



I couldn't believe



I couldn't believe

she wrote it



So I read her letter again



And when I was finished



The tears came down

like rain



The more I read

this doggone letter



The more

my poor heart cries



She said, now daddy,

I hate to leave you



Oh yeah



But I'm in love

with another guy



My baby, she said



Oh yeah

my baby, she said



My baby, she said



My baby, she said



This what she said



She said, now daddy,

I hate to leave you



Oh yeah



But I'm in love

with another guy

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