The Color of Money is a 1986 American sports and drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay of the film was created by Richard Price. The whole film is based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis.
An interesting thing about this film is that Mark Knopfler has recorded one of the soundtracks from the film. Mark Knopfler recorded “Two Brothers And A Stranger” for this movie. The song was part of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which also featured B.B. King, Don Henley, Eric Clapton, and Robert Palmer. Listen to “Two Brothers and A Stranger” down below!
This film is ranked as one of the favorite retro films from the audience. The plot of the film is a drama about an elderly billiard player who sees himself from a young age in a promising and overbearing young man and decides to teach him the tricks of the profession.
After saying goodbye to the billiard competitions a long time ago, Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) dedicated himself to a secluded life and enjoying the money he earned. One day, young Vincent (Tom Cruise) will play billiards at a local bar. His inflated behavior will attract the attention of old Eddie.
Namely, he recognizes himself in Vincent from a young age, a naive and inexperienced player with great potential. Using the beautiful girl Carmen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) with whom Vincent is madly in love, Eddie manages to persuade them to go on a tour of the casinos where they will be able to make big money, combining Vincent’s skill and Eddie’s experience.
Although marked by numerous quarrels and misunderstandings, the cooperation will still begin to yield results. Prompted by Vincent’s success, Eddie will try himself at the pool table again, but it will only awaken some ghosts from his past.
Paul Newman and Tom Cruise are in the main roles of the film. Down below you can watch the trailer of the film. If you didn’t watch it until now, do that this Sunday! Enjoy your day!