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Burt Lancaster stars as Lou, an aging mob flunkey, barely making a living in Atlantic City. Susan Sarandon plays Sally, a casino croupier whose husband Dave (Robert Joy) steals a large supply of drugs from the mob. When he is killed, the narcotics pass to the unwilling Sally. Lou, in the midst of longtime affair with middle-aged gangster's widow Grace (Kate Reid), falls for the much younger Sally, becoming her savior by killing the mob thugs sent to shut her up. The killings serve a therapeutic value for Lou, proving that he hasn't lost his old panache. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 3, 1981

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association John Guare New Generation Award 1981 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association John Guare Best Screenplay 1981 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle John Guare Best Screenplay 1981 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Guare Best Original Screenplay 1981 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Kemeny Best Picture 1981 Nominee
Genie Awards Kate Reid Best Supporting Actress 1981 Winner
Genie Awards Anne Pritchard Best Art Direction 1981 Winner
Genie Awards Richard Ciupka Best Cinematography 1981 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Burt Lancaster Best Actor 1981 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Burt Lancaster Best Actor 1981 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Burt Lancaster Best Actor 1981 Winner
Genie Awards Burt Lancaster Best Actor - Foreign 1981 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Burt Lancaster Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1981 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Burt Lancaster Best Actor 1981 Nominee
Venice International Film Festival Louis Malle Golden Lion 1980 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Louis Malle Best Director 1981 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Louis Malle Best Director 1981 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Louis Malle Best Director 1981 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Louis Malle Best Director 1981 Nominee
Genie Awards Susan Sarandon Best Actress - Foreign 1981 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Susan Sarandon Best Actress 1981 Nominee
Genie Awards Robert Joy Best Supporting Actor 1981 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Denis Heroux Best Picture 1981 Nominee
Genie Awards Francois Barbeau Best Costume Design 1981 Nominee

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as Lou
Susan Sarandon
as Sally
Michel Piccoli
as Joseph
Kate Reid
as Grace
Robert Joy
as Dave
Hollis McLaren
as Chrissie
Al Waxman
as Alfie
Adele Chatfield-Taylor
as Florist
Robert Goulet
as Singer
Moses Znaimer
as Felix
Angus MacInnes
as Vinnie
Sean Sullivan
as Buddy
Wallace Shawn
as Waiter
Harvey Atkin
as Bus Driver
Norma dell'Agnese
as Jeanne
Louis del Grande
as Mr. Shapiro
Eleanor Beecroft
as Mrs. Reese
Cec Linder
as President of Hospital
Sean McCann
as Detective
Ann Burns
as Singers in Casino
Wallace Shawn
as Waiter
Sean Sullivan
as Buddy
Eleanor Beecroft
as Mrs. Reese
Sean McCann
as Detective
Cec Linder
as President of Hospital
Moses Znaimer
as Felix
Adele Chatfield-Taylor
as Florist
Angus MacInnes
as Vinnie
Louis del Grande
as Mr. Shapiro
Norma dell'Agnese
as Jeanne
Robert Goulet
as Singer
Harvey Atkin
as Bus Driver

Crew

Louis Malle
Director
John Kemeny
Producer
Gabriel Boustiani
Producer
Denis Heroux
Producer
John Guare
Screenwriter
Richard Ciupka
Cinematographer
Michel Legrand
Composer (Music Score)
Anne Pritchard
Production Designer
Francois Barbeau
Costume Designer
John Board
First Assistant Director
Rita Ogden
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