Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.
Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro, Bill Cobbs, Robert Agins, Alvin Anastasia, Randall Arney, Elizabeth Bracco, Vito D'Ambrosio, Ron Dean, Lisa Dodson, Donald A. Feeney, Paul Geier, Carey Goldenberg, Joe Guastaferro, Paul Herman, Mark Jarvis, Lawrence Linn, Keith McCready, Jimmy Mataya, Grady Mathews, Carol Messing, Steve Mizerak, Rick Mohr, Lloyd Moss, Michael Nash, Mario Nieves, Miguel Nino, Andy Nolfo, Ernest Perry Jr., Jerry Piller, Iggy Pop, Richard Price, Juan Ramírez, Alex Ross, Peter Saxe, Charles Scorsese, Rodrick Selby, Christina Sigel, Harold L. Simonsen, Fred Squillo, Brian Sunina, Wanda Christine, Forest Whitaker, Jim Widlowski, Bruce A. Young, Zoë