Atlantic City (1980)
Directed by Louis Malle
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Crime Drama, Romantic Drama | Release Date - Apr 3, 1981 (USA) | Run Time - 104 min. | Countries - Canada, France | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
career, casino, drug-ring, elderly, gambling, gangster, late-bloomers, life-choices, May-December-romance, waiter
High Artistic Quality, Sleeper