Wanderone immediately adopted the Minnesota Fats nickname and parlayed his association with the film into book and television deals and other ventures. Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. But Felson soon realizes that making it to the top could cost him his soul, and perhaps his girlfriend. A screenwriter during the s and '40s, he had been involved with the Communist Party in the s and refused to name names at his first HUAC appearance. Cool Hand Luke
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He throws his raw talent and ambition up against the best player in the country, seeking to best the legendary pool player " Minnesota Fats ". Author Walter Tevis denied for the rest of his life that Wanderone had played any role in the creation of the character. Kauffmann strongly praised the principal cast, calling Newman "first-rate" and writing that Scott's was "his most credible performance to date. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. Eddie dismisses Charlie as a scared old man and tells him to "go lie down and die" by himself. After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon, Eddie returns to try again, but only after paying a terrible personal price. The dialogue exchanges of Newman and Scott as they feel each other out crackle with intensity.