Color of Money, The Easter Egg - Congratulations

Just after Eddie (Paul Newman) wins his first round match at the climactic 9-ball tournament, he walks by the grandstand and shakes hands with a man who congratulates him. The man he shakes hands with is the real Fast Eddie Felson.

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magnumbadass writes:
I met the real Fast Eddie at a pool clinic about nine years ago. His last name is not Felson, and says that only about 30% of the movie the Hustler is actually true. He also said that he was on both of the sets as a technical director. He did the famous "everybody's doin' it" trick where Tom Cruise shoots in the eight ball without looking. A nice guy -- and the clinic was free. Whether or not this is the same gentleman that took a polygraph, I do not know, the fast Eddie that I met said that he used many different names in different cities that he toured during his "hustling" days.
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This is a fraudulent "egg". Whomever wrote this "egg" does not know what he or she is talking about! His or her "story" is completely fiction. The REAL Fast Eddie was not in either of the movies written by Walter Tevis: "The Hustler" and "The Color of Money". The REAL, ORIGINAL, Fast Eddie has taken AND PASSED two polygraph (lie detector) tests to PROVE that he is the REAL AND ORIGINAL Fast Eddie. One of the two polygraph tests was published in the billiard publication "The American Cueist". No other human being has ever been willing to take a polygraph test in that regard, because NO OTHER HUMAN BEING WOULD PASS THAT TEST! The REAL Fast Eddie is still alive and performing pool shooting exhibitions throughout the world.
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RandomHero writes:
Well, I know someone who makes a show in this movie. Is pretty boy floyd which tought Tom how to shoot the tricks he does in the movie.
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mudbug writes:
I researched this issue many years ago and I read an article with the author and he stated that the Fast Eddie Felson character is completely fictional. He is not based on any person, living or dead. As for Fast Eddie Parker, I had the pleasure of meeting him several times during exhibitions many years ago. This was while he was playing out of San Antonio,Tx. He was kind enough to give me some pointers on my straight pool break. I heard that he had passed away earlier this year. With all due respect to him, I do believe his claim to be the real Fast Eddie Felson is false. Also, the original Color of Money manuscript was a completely different story than what was made into the film. In the original, Fast Eddie and Minnesota Fats meet up again many, many years later. This is the information I researched myself, but I also understand it may not all be true.
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Jon writes:
that's great
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Retro Boy writes:
Bollocks.
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Ivan writes:
I thought I read someplace that the man shaking Paul Newman's hand was Charles Scorsese, father of the director, Martin Scorsese, of THE COLOR OF MONEY.
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