5. The Color of Money (1986)
Since Martin Scorsese has made so many good movies in the years since then, a lot of people forget his 1986 Tom Cruise collaboration, The Color of Money. But if you happen to be a pool shark who loves movies about the world of high stakes billiards, you might be surprised to know that The Color of Money is a sequel to the 1961 Robert Rossen movie The Hustler.
In The Hustler, screen legend Paul Newman stars as Edward “Fast Eddie” Felson, a role that came to define his career. In The Color of Money, Newman reprises that role-playing the mentor/stakehorse to hotshot pool player Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise), who acts very much like Felson did in his younger years.
Though The Color of Money is by no means a bad movie (it’s quite good, with a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes), it’s generally considered inferior to the original film.
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4. Shock Treatment (1981)
Following in the footsteps of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment features several characters from the 1975 British-American musical horror comedy, albeit played by different actors. To make matters more confusing, it also features several Rocky Horror actors playing completely different characters. The need for a casting overhaul arose when many actors from the original movie stated they were unable, or unwilling, to commit to revisiting the material, resulting in the filmmakers having to get creative with the new movie.
Shock Treatment sees Brad and Janet Majors from Rocky Horror once again caught in the middle of some incredibly strange events as they’re stuck in Denton, USA, and must journey through the town which is entirely encased within a production studio for a local network.
Despite a lot of pre-release hype, including a promotional TV special called The Rocky Horror Treatment, the film was both a critical and commercial failure when it was released in 1981. Also, due to the increased budget it received because of Rocky Horror’s post-box office cult following, it ended up being regarded as an even bigger flop.
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