Lou is an aging numbers runner who barely scrapes out a living in Atlantic City, but still dreams of being a big player in organized crime. He has been having an affair with a gangster's widow for years, but has fallen for his much younger neighbor Sally, a casino waitress. When Sally's ex-husband comes into town with a large amount of stolen cocaine that he intends to sell, the gangsters he stole it from quickly show up and murder him. Lou now has the drugs and the gangsters are after Sally to keep her quiet, so Lou finally has his chance to make it in the bigtime and come to the rescue of the woman he loves.
Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Al Waxman, Robert Goulet, Moses Znaimer, Harvey Atkin, Eleanor Beecroft, Norma Dell'Agnese, Louis Del Grande, Cec Linder, Angus MacInnes, John McCurry, Wallace Shawn, Sean Sullivan, Joyce Parks, Vincent Glorioso, Tony Angelo, Sis Clark, Gennaro Consalvo, Lawrence McGuire, Connie Collins, Sean McCann