The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting there was a pool hall fight early this morning. It wasn’t a fight at just any pool hall. It went down at the legendary Chris’s Billiards where Paul Newman and Tom Cruise shot scenes for “The Color of Money.” Newman would go on to win the Best Actor Academy Award for his role as Fast Eddie Felson, the former pool hustler turned liquor salesman in Martin Scorsese’s classic film.
It sounds like a pretty calm Chicago fight. Minor injuries sounds like some black eyes, maybe a couple of cuts from broken bottles.
Seven family members were hospitalized with minor injuries early Tuesday after fighting in the back room of a billiards hall in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.
The group began fighting with each other about 1:50 a.m., damaging a pool cue, pool table and busting a hole in the wall, Chicago police said.
The fight took place at Chris’s Billiards, 4637 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to a law enforcement source, who said the group was intoxicated.
Just read those details. Early Tuesday morning, intoxicated, damaged pool cue. It’s like they were trying to film “Rush Hour 4,” not a classy movie like “The Color of Money 2.”
I don’t know why, but I suddenly have the urge to play some nine-ball in a roadhouse where it feels like a fight could break out at any moment. I haven’t had an adrenaline rush like that since COVID took over.