The Hustler

Other mistake: When Fats makes the 7 ball after Eddie's safe play, you see the cue ball flying into the pocket before the camera changes shots.

Continuity mistake: In the scene depicting the first game between Eddie and Fats, having just broken off in the first frame, Eddie chalks his cue with his left hand while his right hand is placed towards the butt of the cue. In the next camera shot however (a split-second afterwards), Eddie is chalking the cue with his right hand with his left hand positioned on the upper half of the cue. As a result, the background scene contains a continuity error also - the man with the striped tie is seen putting a cigarette to his mouth in shot 1 but his cigarette is down by his knee in shot 2.

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Fast Eddie: I'm shooting pool, Fats. When I miss, you can shoot.

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Trivia: In the 1st match shortly after Felson comments about Minnesota Fats looking like a dancer with how deftly he moved, Gleason takes a shot, right-handed that cross courts the 12 ball into a side pocket. The shot was right-handed because his suit lapel had a carnation on the left side. In the sequence of shots that follow, in one shot the film is flipped, it looks like a left-handed shot but the carnation flips as well. The next shot Gleason shoots left-handed. The carnation gives it away.

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