Rent Atlantic City (1980)

3.7 of 5 from 113 ratings
1h 39min
Rent Atlantic City (aka Atlantic City, USA) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
On the Boardwalk of Dreams, everyone has a fantasy. Once the Queen of Resorts, Atlantic City has become the seedy Queen of Rackets. And with the legalisation of gambling, small-time gangsters like Lou (Burt Lancaster) are the losers; running numbers for the Mob can no longer offer a livelihood. But aging Lou's life changes abruptly when he becomes involved with Dave (Robert Joy), a young dope dealer, and his estranged wife, the beautiful and ambitious Sally (Susan Sarandon). Working at the Casino oyster bar whilst taking a rigorous course in blackjack dealing, she dreams of a glamorous new life in the casinos of Monte Carlo.
When Dave is killed, Lou and Sally find themselves thrown together in a real-life escapade involving love, money, dope and danger.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Moses Znaimer, , , , , , , , Eleanor Beecroft, , , Vincent Glorioso
Directors:
Producers:
Denis Héroux, John Kemeny
Writers:
John Guare
Others:
Denis Héroux
Aka:
Atlantic City, USA
Studio:
Network UK
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1982 BAFTA Best Actor

1982 BAFTA Best Direction

1980 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/08/2008
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.77:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (5) of Atlantic City

Atlantic City - Atlantic City review by Gary Lee

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21/11/2005

A wonderfully atmospheric film with a classic performance from Burt Lancaster. Don't miss it.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Another Malle Great. - Atlantic City review by Steve Mason

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26/07/2012

Tender and compassionate tale of assorted losers and wannabes who always miss out on their dreams. Burt Lancaster is superb.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

All Time great - Atlantic City review by JD

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07/02/2018

How happy was I when I was forced to switch from lovefilm to cinema paradiso and found they had this gem which lovefilm didn't carry. Two outstanding performances from Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon which deserved their Oscar nominations. Louis Malle paints such an accurate picture of the time you immerse yourself in the seedy underbelly of Atlantic city from the off. A story of hope over despair and touching relationships it stands the test of time. It will always get 5 stars from me.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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