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Atlantic City Movie

80s Film Summary for Atlantic City


This 80ís movie is about a Canadian woman who escapes from her husband and decides to look for a better life in the glamorous Atlantic City.

Atlantic City DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Atlantic City was released on May 14, 2002 by Paramount and is rated R.


Atlantic City begins with Lou Pascal, a small league mobster who has delusions of grandeur. He meets Sally, a girl who is trying to become a croupier for the Casino. Both fall in love and decide to get married.

But things do not finish there in Atlantic City. Suddenly, Sallyís husband makes his appearance. He is escaping from the mob, from which he has stolen a load of drugs. Lou manages to help him by selling them, but Sallyís husband is killed. Now, the mafia is looking for Lou for the whereabouts of their drugs.


Lou Pascal - Burt Lancaster
Sally Matthews - Susan Sarandon
Joseph - Michel Piccoli
Chrissie - Hollis McLaren
Dave Matthews - Robert Joy


Originally, Robert Mitchum was considered for the main role of Atlantic City, but was turned down after they found that he had had a face-lift.

Atlantic City was released first in France and Germany. It wasnít until the next year that it was released in the United States.

Academy Awards:

Burt Lancaster won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Lou in Atlantic City.

Susan Sarandon won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Sally in Atlantic City.

Louis Malle won for Best Director for Atlantic City.

Denis Heroux and John Kemeny, Producers won for Best Picture for Atlantic City.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Atlantic City was released to theatres on 01/01/1980 and grossed $10,000,000 at the box office in the US.

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