Directed by Louis Malle and written by John Guare, the 1980 film is an exquisite romantic fable and satire of American pop culture, past and present. Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon are among those dreamers whose lives converge in the throes of Atlantic City's renewal, thanks to legalized gambling. A key film of the '80s, it is a fairy tale beautifully acted and as funny as it is touching (Lifetime Wednesday 10 a.m.).
Other Four-Star Films this week:
Duck Soup Arts & Entertainment, Sunday, 8 a.m.
Shadow of a Doubt Disney Channel, Wednesday, 1:05 a.m.
Captain Blood Cinemax, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.
Simon of the Desert KABC, Wednesday, 1:05 a.m.
Tom Jones Bravo, Thursday, 6 and 11 p.m.
Bringing Up Baby Disney Channel, Friday, 8:05 p.m.
Hamlet KCET Saturday, 9 p.m.