The Color of Green (Pool Halls & Pool in films & TV)by osloj | created - 10 Jan 2017 | updated - 13 Jan 2017 | Public
"You know, I got a hunch, fat man. I got a hunch it's me from here on in. One ball, corner pocket. I mean, that ever happen to you? You know, all of a sudden you feel like you can't miss? 'Cause I dreamed about this game, fat man. I dreamed about this game every night on the road. Five ball. You know, this is my table, man. I own it."
Paul Newman as "Fast Eddie" Felson in The Hustler (1961).
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Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954
TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Sam leaps into an old pool playing acquaintance of Al's and must win a pool game so that his granddaughter doesn't lose her bar.
3. Poolhall Junkies (2002)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.
Votes: 9,317 | Gross: $0.56M
5. Klassik (1998)
101 min | Action, Crime
The current "aces" of billiards from different cities of Russia decided together to make a gift to their teachers, living out their days in almshouses. They decided to raise money and ... See full summary »
6. The Baron and the Kid (1984 TV Movie)
94 min | Drama, Sport
William "The Baron" Addington is a former pool pro whose lifetime of boozing has cost him his career and family. Determined to straighten out his life, he gave up drinking and now plays ... See full summary »
9. Shooting Gallery (2005 Video)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
10. Kiss Shot (1989 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Drama
A detached black mother loses her job and also the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in such ... See full summary »
12. Kisses and Caroms (2006)
R | 81 min | Comedy
In California, Zack owns the "Breakingtime Billiards", a store that sells pool tables and game room supplies. He works with his girlfriend Jennifer; the sexy seller Tara; the installer of ... See full summary »
13. Up Against the 8 Ball (2004)
R | Comedy
Two girls at a Historically Black College are strapped for cash to pay their senior year's tuition. In a pinch, they take their pool-hustling skills to Las Vegas to earn the money. But, winning at pool and love has it challenges.
14. Shamus (1973)
PG | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Millions in diamonds are stolen from a safe in NYC and later the burglar is killed. Shamus is paid $10,000 by the owner to find the diamonds or killer.
15. Behind the Nine (2003)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Crime
A man running an underground illegal 9-ball tournament out of his home on the outskirts of a southern city fears that someone is out to steal the prize money...he's right.
19. Equals Against Devils (1981)
74 min | Action, Drama
"Champ" Wang, Peng "Roc" Tien and Kor Chun Hung star in this action-packed martial arts revenge film. A fighter is brutally beaten and left for dead, but somehow manages to survive. Time ... See full summary »
23. Un paradiso senza biliardo (1991)
113 min | Comedy
It's the 1950s and Giuseppe gets a letter from his friend Franco who is working in Sweden. He writes that Sweden is a wonderful country with high salaries, free health care and most ... See full summary »
24. Bad Boy (1935)
Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Poolroom ace Eddie marries his girlfriend Sally but can't find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
A Game of Pool
TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A frustrated pool champ has beaten everyone. Everyone except one man; the legend, Fats Brown. Brown is dead, and the champ can only curse his name. But guess who just walked in.
26. Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play ... See full summary »
27. Casablanca, Casablanca (1985)
109 min | Comedy
This movie is the sequel of _Io, Chiara e lo Scuro (1982)_. Francesco forgot billiards because now he lives with Chiara: "Billiards is jealous, he explains, if you love a woman, you can ... See full summary »
28. The Pool Hustlers (1983)
103 min | Comedy, Romance
Francesco, nicknamed 'Toscano', is a very good pool player but he never wins when he plays for money. He meets Chiara, a saxophone player, on a late night bus by swapping his case ... See full summary »
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
A Game of Pool
TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
Pool hustler Jesse Cardiff plays against all-time champion "Fats" Brown. The stakes? Only Jesse's life...
35. Siete mesas de billar francés (2007)
116 min | Drama
Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed... See full summary »
36. Carambola (1974)
94 min | Comedy, Western
Coby, an ex-soldier and billiards champion, investigates arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border, with the help of his inseparable friend the gigantic Rodovan.
37. Carambola (2003)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
Diego Luna and Jesus Ochoa are part of the star-studded cast! Carambola is a fascinating look into the lives of people who are ruled by chance, competition, and the steadfast love for a ... See full summary »
39. The Last Picture Show (1971)
R | 118 min | Drama
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Votes: 38,087 | Gross: $29.13M
40. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Votes: 68,151 | Gross: $52.29M