Atlantic City is a 1980 gambling-related movie directed by Louis Malle, A French Director. The Actors and Actresses are Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Robert Joy, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Al Waxman and Hollis Mclaren.
Atlantic City has a magnetic storyline; it’s a part crime thriller, part fairy-tale and part love story set in the time when gambling became legal in Atlantic City. This gambling movie was nominated for five Academy Awards.
The Main Story
Atlantic City features Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster as the main characters in this bittersweet and reflective romantic movie. Sally Matthews (Susan Sarandon) leaves Canada and relocates to Atlantic City aspiring to have a thriving gambling industry career as a blackjack dealer. Her first problem is that she has her gangster husband on the trail with her sister, which he has impregnated. It appears no matter what she does; she cannot escape from trouble until she meets an ageing mobster (Burt Lancaster) who becomes her unlikely saviour.
When Lou (Burt Lancaster) gets involved with Sally, he finally finds a way to achieve the success he has always craved by selling cocaine for her estranged husband and places their lives in danger. However, as Lou sells the first batch of cocaine, Dave is killed by the mobsters he stole the drugs from.
Lou continues to sell the remaining cocaine. Sally is fired from the casino when they discover her late husband had a criminal record. The mobsters track them down one night, t but Lou has a gun on him, and lands up shooting and killing them. Sally and Lou then steal the mobsters car and leave the city.
The following morning Sally leaves the motel, takes the car and half the remaining money and Lou watches her go.
He then moved back to Atlantic City and sold the remaining cocaine.