THE BALTIMORE BULLET is a combination of THE HUSTLER, ROCKY, and about 20 other pictures, but that's okay, because it's sort of fun. Producer-cowriter John F. Brascia, a former ballroom dancer, decided to make this movie about his second love--pool. Nick Casey (James Coburn) takes Billie
Joe Robbins (Bruce Boxleitner) under his wing and, when they meet in the ultimate match, informs his pupil that "I taught you everything you know, kid. But I didn't teach you everything I know." Many real pool champs, including Steve Mizerak and Irving Crane, appear; Omar Sharif is the bad guy
with a behemoth, frightening henchman (Jack O'Halloran); and Ronee Blakely improves on he...