Films from a Pool Hall


Walking up a flight of dingy stairs to smoke filled room that smell like stale beer and old cigarettes, with the sound of balls smashing into one another, a grunt for a missed shot, Bang Bang Band! “8 ball in the corner pocket!” Everyone is clapping their hands, no one should’ve made that shot. Smash! A pool cue gets slammed over the shooters back. Capturing the tension of a Pool Hall on film.


Poolhall Junkies



Scratch


Opening Day

February 28 2002





Team

Coach

Mars Calahan

Players

Chazz Palminteri - Joe

Ricky Schroder - Brad

Michael Rosenbaum - Danny

Alison Eastwood - Tara

Christopher Walken - Mike


Quote

Johnny Doyle: The poolhall's a great equalizer. In the poolhall, nobody cares how old you are, how young you are, what color your skin is or how much money you've got in your pocket... It's about how you move. And I remember this kid once who could move around a pool table like nobody had ever seen. I mean, hour after hour, rack after rack, his shots just went in. The cue was part of his arm and the balls had eyes. And the thing that made him so good was... He thought he could never miss. I know, 'cause that kid was me.



Pool Hall

Eo's Billiards 4085 4700 S,

Kearns, UT 84118, United States

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA









Song

Payback

James brown



Trophy

Balloons On your Birthday

Sources

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0273982/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

The Hustler







Game: Game Pool - Straight Pool - 9 ball - Billiards

Opening night: September 24 1961

Penalty : Muskla










Team

Coach

Robert Rossen

Paul Newman - Eddie Felson

Jackie Gleason - Minnesota Fats

Piper Laurie - Sarah Packard

George C. Scott - Charlie Burns

Gordon B. Clarke - Casher


Quote


CASHIER

No bar, no pinball machines, no bowling alleys. Just pool. Nothing else. This is Ames, mister.




Pool Hall

Ames Billiard Academy 160 West 44th Street Manhattan New York



Songs



Fast Buck - Kenyon Hopkins


Trophy

$10,000


Sources

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054997/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2



The Color Of Money




Game: Straight Pool, 9 Ball

Penalty Minutes

Art of taking a Dive

Opening Day

October 8th 1986






Team

Coach

Martin Scorsese

Players

Paul Newman - Eddie

Tom Cruise - Vincent

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Carmen


Quote



Arena or Stadium used Film location

Navy Pier, Chicago, Illusions, USA




Songs


One More Night - Phil Collins


Werewolves in London - Warren Zevon



Trophy



Oscar for best Actor Paul Newman The Hustler

Oscar for best Supporting actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio


Sources

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090863/?ref_=tt_sims_tti






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