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Atlantic City (1980)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: May 14, 2002

Budget $7,200,000

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Running Time
1 hour, 44 minutes

Country USA, Canada, France

Studio Cine Neighbor, France 3 Cinema, Paramount, Planfilm, SDICC, Selta Films

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Other Titles
• Atlantic City, U.S.A. (1981)
• Atlantic City, USA (1980)

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Genre: Crime, Romance, Drama, Gangsters, Suspense, Love

Tagline: Where dreamers can be winners.

Plot: The legalization of gambling in Atlantic City radically changes the life of Lou (Burt Lancaster), an aging small time numbers runner. Infatuated with his waitress neighbor, Sally (Susan Sarandon), Lou still holds on to the dream that he will one day be a high stakes player in organized crime. But when Sally's ex-husband turns up with a large amount of high quality cocaine in his possession, then is quickly murdered, Lou finally gets his chance to become involved with big money and the mob--getting closer to the woman of his dreams in the process. Louis Malle's heartfelt, character-driven drama, with a script by playwright John Guare (SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION), is full of great performances. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Burt Lancaster, Best Actress--Susan Sarandon, Best (Original) Screenplay.

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 Directed by
Louis Malle
Goodbye Children, Damage, My Dinner with Andre
 Written by
John Guare
Six Degrees of Separation, SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground
Burt Lancaster
Field of Dreams, From Here to Eternity, Local Hero
Susan Sarandon
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Wallace Shawn
The Princess Bride, The Incredibles, Toy Story
Kate Reid
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Michel Piccoli
Belle de jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Topaz
Hollis McLaren
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Robert Joy
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 Music By
Michel Legrand
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