Louis Malle, 1980
Canada/France/USA | Format: 35mm | 104 minutes
Lancaster, in his last great performance and one of the best of his career, plays Lou, an aging mob foot soldier in the once bustling and now sleepy gambling mecca, who can’t help peering across the way at his beautiful neighbor (Susan Sarandon) when she bathes at her sink. When Sally’s weaselly ex-husband puts her in jeopardy, Lou comes out of retirement and becomes the hard guy he always wanted to be. Beautifully directed by Louis Malle and just as beautifully written by playwright John Guare.
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