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Atlantic City

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Original title
Atlantic City
Running time
104 min.
Canada Canada
John Guare
Michel Legrand
Richard Ciupka
Co-production Canada-France-United States;
Selta Films (Montreal), Cine-Neighbor, International Cinema Corporation, CFDC
Drama. Romance | Crime. Drugs. Old Age/elderly. Neo-noir
Synopsis / Plot
Lou is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl, Sally, who is learning to be a croupier. Her husband turns up with drugs he has stolen from the Mafia. The husband gets Lou to sell the drugs, but is killed before Lou can give him the money. Later, the owners of the drugs turn up and threaten Sally...
1981: Oscar: 5 Nom. including Actor (Lancaster), Actress (Sarandon), Director
1981: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion - Best Film
1981: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Foreign Film
1981: BAFTA Awards: Best Director & Actor (Lancaster). 4 Nominations
1981: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1981: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nom. for Best Original Drama Screenplay
1981: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Lancaster). 4 Nom.
1981: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: 4 Awards incl. Best Film & Actor (Lancaster)
1981: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (Burt Lancaster)
1980: César Awards: 2 nominations
1980: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Burt Lancaster). 2 Nominations
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