A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.Written by
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The film reunites four main cast members from David O. Russell's two previous movies: The Fighter (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Two of these (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) appeared in The Fighter (2010), and were nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, with Bale winning in his category. The other two (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence) starred in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, with Lawrence winning in her category. In this film, all four were nominated again. However, they switched categories, as Bale and Adams were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, while Cooper and Lawrence were nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. None of them won in his or her category, despite the film's ten Oscar nominations. See more »
The sheik's private jet seen in the film, a Gulfstream GIV or V (they look virtually identical), didn't exist in the late 70s when the story takes place. See more »
What are you doing, going behind my back? Telling people I'm screwing up this operation? I got you a suite at the fucking Plaza Hotel.
The shittiest suite at the Plaza Hotel.
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An opening title card states, "Some of this actually happened." See more »
The leaked Academy Awards DVDSCR had the following differences.
A line of alternate dialogue in a voice over.
A few digitally altered shots.
The scene where Irving and his wife arguing has been trimmed.
The scene immediately following that scene with Irving in the car is shorter as well.