I'll be alive when I get out, Charlie. Both come off as austere and stoic in the face of the storm but in the end they show their true colors, their lack of strength when the hero shows himself above their antics and backroom dealings.
This is one of Newman's very best films, if not his best, even if it's relentlessly depressing. Not a flawless film, but darn close to one, and a movie that should be seen by anyone who loves sports like me.
It's not enough for him to win: Is that when you say goodbye to me, Charlie? A very well-done, old fashioned story concerning a drifter Paul Newman who hustles people at the game of pool, but potentially meets his match on the pool board in Minnesota Fats Jackie Gleason , while struggling to keep his relationship with an equally troubled young woman Piper Laurie going.
Already have an account? It has a lot to say about taking sports too seriously, especially when gambling is involved, and how one could sometimes put sport above relationships with people and the cost that comes with it. You are nothing but a small-time Charlie.