Atlantic City (1980 film)

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The Atlantic Ocean was something then. You should have seen the Atlantic Ocean in those days.

Atlantic City is a 1980 film about a young Canadian woman, whose dream for a better life in the gambling business is interrupted by the return of the drug-dealing husband she had left behind, and an older man, a long time resident of Atlantic City, and how their lives interact and change, both for the better.

Directed by Louis Malle. Written by John Guare.
Where dreamers can be winners. (taglines)

Lou Pascal[edit]

  • The Atlantic Ocean was something then. You should have seen the Atlantic Ocean in those days.
  • Don't touch the suit.
  • Yes, it used to be beautiful — what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
  • A room. For me and my mother.

Sally Matthews[edit]

  • I am not going to get upset.
    • After her husband and her pregnant sister show up to stay with her.

Chrissie[edit]

  • Oh, I never use seatbelts. I don't believe in gravity.

Dialogue[edit]

Sally Matthews: Teach me stuff.
Lou Pascal: Like what?
Sally Matthews: What you know.
Lou Pascal: You want information or wisdom?
Sally Matthews: Both.

Lou Pascal: I'm a lover!
Grace Pinza: Numbnuts!

Taglines[edit]

  • Where dreamers can be winners.
  • She made him become what he always wanted to be — a lover, a hero, a rich man...and a killer!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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