Atlantic City Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Atlantic City the Movie

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A small-time, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a young clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of a big score against the backdrop of Atlantic City. Wonderful character study that becomes something more, a piercing declaration about a city's transformation and the effect on the people who live there. Lancaster, in a sterling performance, personifies the city, both of them fading with time.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from French, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Atlantic City, Late Bloomin' Love, Organized Crime, Growing Older, Gambling, Canada, Waiters & Waitresses, Torrid Love Scenes, May-December Romance, New Jersey
John Guare
Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Al Waxman
Richard Ciupka
Louis Malle
Michel Legrand
Suzanne Baron
Dennis Heroux, Cine Neighbor, Selta Films


British Acad. 1981: Actor (Lancaster), Director (Malle); Genie 1981: Support. Actress (Reid); L.A. Film Critics 1981: Actor (Lancaster), Film, Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. 2003;; N.Y. Film Critics 1981: Actor (Lancaster), Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1981: Actor (Lancaster), Director (Malle), Film, Screenplay.

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