Burt Reynolds stars as a bootlegger-for-kicks who, with Jerry Reed and Sally Field, outwit zealous sheriff Jackie Gleason.
One might classify the film a fairy tale in khaki. The screenplay out of a novel by William Goldman relates the bittersweet tale of two modern army buddies - a smooth operating master sergeant…
The Hustler belongs to that school of screen realism that allows impressive performances but defeats the basic goal of pure entertainment.
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