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Poolhall Junkies

Poolhall Junkies (2003) is a feature film written and directed by Mars Callahan. It is the story of a pool hustler who is opposed by Joe (his former mentor) and Joe's new prodigy, in a climactic big-stakes nine-ball match. Johnny Doyle (played by Mars Callahan) has had nothing but pool since his childhood. He is already beating advanced players at age 12, and everyone realizes he has natural talent. He wants to be the best player in the world, and gets accepted by a professional pool tour, with $100,000 as the first prize. A letter come in the mail inviting him to participate, but Joe, his guardian and stakehorse (played by Chazz Palminteri) throws it out secretly, wanting to raise him to be a real (and profitable for Joe) hustler. Fifteen years later, Johnny is indeed a well-trained hustler, living off gambled money, and on the rocks with his girlfriend Tara (played by Alison Eastwood). He almost never loses, and bets thousands of dollars at a time. But he learns that Joe sold him out...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Poolhall Junkies. You should replace/update it...