Which of these belated follow-ups were worth the wait?
'The Color of Money' (1986)
Sequel to: 1959's "The Hustler"
Years between films: 27
Why it works: Although it's inferior to "The Hustler" in nearly every way, "The Color Of Money" benefits from muscular Richard Price dialogue, Martin Scorsese's energetic-but-check-cashing direction and, of course, that Paul Newman guy. The two decades between stories changed Fast Eddie and Newman's own aging, done pretty much more gracefully than any human being in history has ever aged, adds gravitas and emotional depth that is infused through the somewhat forgettable narrative.