Atlantic City (1980)
National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
Academy Award for Best Director (Louis Malle)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Denis Héroux)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (John Guare)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic crime film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late 1979, it was released in France and Germany in 1980 and in the United States in 1981. The script was written by John Guare. It stars Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Robert Joy, Hollis McLaren, Michel Piccoli, and Al Waxman. Atlantic City is among the 41 films to be nominated for all "Big Five" Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, and one of only six amidst this group to not take home a single award. It lost the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay to Chariots of Fire, Best Director to Reds, and Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon, who were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, lost to Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond.