Though this movie isn't earth shattering, it's rather memorable, where we two great actors strut their stuff. I remember seeing this 30 years ago, where it made more of an impression on me back then. It's the luckless characters that make it work, Lancaster in particular of course, seamless, as a small time hood, who runs a lucrative numbers racket, who dreams of much greater success, and notoriety, being matched with those famous hoods, where at times, you wonder if truths are lies. He also makes money, looking after and servicing a bed ridden, old, and once beautiful starlet, showgirl (the unforgettable Kate Reid). The movie starts off wonderfully where an enterprising, yet ill fortunate, training croupier, Sarandon, is baring some of herself, you might say (slicing lemon have never been sexier). She's the apple of Lancaster's eye, where the two meet merely at Lancaster's welcome fortune and blessing, after her former loser/scumbucket hubby, a younger and different looking Robert Joy (the deformed looking guy in Land Of The Dead, and Hills Have Eyes remake) buys the farm. AC is memorable like I said, but isn't something really special, where if looking at in another way, it is. However it's entertaining and rewarding, thanks to the great cast, Joy, another memorable standout, Reid, the biggest, while the always ever smiling Al Waxman, was a likable card playing hood (he was the pudgy detective in Class Of 1984) and only appears briefly here in a couple of scenes. The movie is also memorable for the great photography and use of locations, where to me, Atlantic City is like a Miami Dive, where 20 to 30 years, before the point of the story, it would of been something different. But the most memorable scene here, was that one shot of that big casino building, crumbling down, and reduced to nothing more than rubble. Also, that unforgettable line with Lancaster and Sarandon check into that hotel, near ending, both you'll see in the preview to this. The title song is those that will ring in your head too. Catch that in the preview as well.
Crime / Drama / Romance
Crime / Drama / Romance
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.
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April 8, 2019