Atlantic City ()

directed by Louis Malle
featuring Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli, Kate Reid, Robert Joy

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Burt Lancaster stars as Lou, an aging mob flunkey, barely making a living in Atlantic City. Susan Sarandon plays Sally, a casino croupier whose husband Dave (Robert Joy) steals a large supply of drugs from the mob. When he is killed, the narcotics pass to the unwilling Sally. Lou, in the midst of longtime affair with middle-aged gangster's widow Grace (Kate Reid), falls for the much younger Sally, becoming her savior by killing the mob thugs sent to shut her up. The killings serve a therapeutic value for Lou, proving that ...

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Jul 8, 2010

Burt Lancaster

Good picture, well acted, great ending. Through the years, Burt Lancaster proved himself to be one of filmdom's truly great actors, with such a broad spectrum of roles. His penultimate role in "Phantom of the Opera" with Charles Dance was more of an appropriate swan song than his final (almost cameo) performance in "Separate But Equal" with Sidney Poitier. The man was a wonder, and should have received the Best Actor Oscar a second time for his role in "Atlantic City".

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