Released in 1980 Atlantic City is a French-Canadian film. It was filmed in 1979 and was first released in France and Germany and in 1981 in the USA. The film was directed by Louis Malle and written by John Guare. Atlantic City was nominated for five Academy Awards, best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best screenplay. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by Selta Films. Atlantic City had a budget of $7.2 million and made $12 729 675 at the box office.