The Colour of Money is 1986 American English - language film directed by Martin Scorses. It is a drama film starring Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mastrantonio and Mary Elizabeth.
The movie follows the story of Eddie "Fast Eddy '' Felson who is a former pool player.He was a great player but was forced into retirement by gangsters. Later on in life, he finds himself, gains self-respect, and finally, gains redemption when he meets the young and talented pool player Tom Cruise.
He finds himself connected to him as the two of them have a very similar early career. As the two travel together, Fast Eddy realizes what all he has lost in life, and can see the inevitable finale of their relationship as history begins to repeat itself.
In an effort to avert tragedy, Eddy ends their great relationship, and returns to what he calls his first love, pool. Finally, he enters the big Atlantic City tournament and Cruise returns the favor. He teaches Eddy the final lesson that allows him to complete his special journey of re-discovery.