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The Difference Between Remembering and Watching an American Classic: 'The Hustler'
The Hustler , American film drama, released in , that won both popular and critical acclaim and earned each of its four major actors Paul Newman , Jackie Gleason , George C. Scott , and Piper Laurie Academy Award nominations. The film sparked a resurgence of popularity in the game of pool. Along the way, he encounters and uses the vulnerable Sarah played by Laurie , with tragic results. Scott appeared as the sinister gambling promoter Bert Gordon.
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