What's the Difference between The Color of Money the Book and The Color of Money the Movie?

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The Color of Money

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Released: 1981
Author: Tevis, Walter

The Color of Money

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Released: 1986
Director: Scorsese, Martin
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In the Book In the Movie
Eddie Felson
Eddie Felson
Portrayed by: Paul Newman
Minnesota Fats
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Vincent Lauria
Portrayed by: Tom Cruise
The Color of Money Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Fast Eddie runs a pool hall. He teams up with Minnesota Fats on TV to play pool. The film is completely different from the book; Eddie sells liquor for a living. Eddie takes Vincent under his wing to show him how to hustle pool. He later abandons Vince and tells him to go on his own.
   Eddie plays in a tournament and defeats younger players. Eddie enters a tournament in Atlantic City where he beats Vincent. When he learns Vincent threw the game for money, he quits playing in the tournament.
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