When Eddie loses badly, Bert refuses to keep staking him. Fast Eddy is hustler who thinks he is good enough to take on Minnesota Fats, the best there is. Bert, Eddie, and Sarah travel to the Kentucky Derbywhere Bert arranges a match for Eddie against a wealthy local socialite named Findley. The shot was perfectly lined up by the walk to the table. If you like what we do, however, please consider becoming a Slant patron. Frequently Asked Questions Q:
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Paul Newman portrays "Fast" Eddie Felson, a hustler who tours the country with his partner conning the money out of men to pay for their next hotel room, booze, and many dames. Audible Download Audio Books. Any recommendation for other pool-playing movies like "The Hustler"? 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. Eddie dismisses Charlie as a scared old man and tells him to "go lie down and die" by himself. Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats.