Color of Money, The (film) Former pool hustler, Fast Eddie Felson, sees promise in a cocky kid, Vincent. With the help of Vincent’s girlfriend, Carmen, he takes the kid under his wing to prepare him for a major Atlantic City tournament. After a falling out, Felson takes up his cue stick again and the two end up playing against each other. Released on October 17, 1986. Directed by Martin Scorsese. A Touchstone film. 120 min. Stars Paul Newman (Eddie), Tom Cruise (Vincent), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Carmen), Helen Shaver (Janelle), John Turturro (Julian). Academy Award winner for Best Actor for Paul Newman. The filming took place in Chicago and Atlantic City. Released on video in 1987.