Atlantic City (1980)

Genres - Crime, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Crime Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 3, 1981 (USA)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Canada, France  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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 he hasn't lost his old panache.

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career, casino, drug-ring, elderly, gambling, gangster, late-bloomers, life-choices, May-December-romance, waiter

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High Artistic Quality, Sleeper