American Hustle

American Hustle

2013 film directed by David O. Russell
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American Hustle is a 2013 American black comedy crime film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI Abscam operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey (Jeremy Renner). Jennifer Lawrence plays the unpredictable wife of Bale's character. Principal photography took place from March to May 2013 in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts as well as New York City.

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  • December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08) (Ziegfeld Theatre)
  • December 13, 2013 (2013-12-13) (United States)
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138 minutes
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Richie DiMaso: You got any other questions?
Paco Hernandez: Yeah, I think the name of this operation is offensive. This whole thing is racist. What, Abscam? "Arab-scam"? It's racist!
Irving Rosenfeld: Are you fucking kidding? What do you care? You're Mexican.
  • David O. Russell initially shot Rosalyn's housecleaning scene to her singing "Evil Ways" by Santana, but decided at the last minute after shooting it that the scene would go better with Paul McCartney and Wings' title song from Live and Let Die (1973). According to actress Colleen Camp, she helped Russell secure the rights to use the song on the soundtrack from her longtime friend, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli within half an hour. Camp performed the clearance over phone calls from California to London while she was in the hospital receiving treatment for a blood clot in her knee. After contacting Russell (who was on location in Boston) that permission was granted, he immediately re-shot the scene with Jennifer Lawrence and Danny Corbo & Sonny Corbo, and cut it into the final film. Both finished versions of the scene are available to watch on DVD and Blu-Ray. "Evil Ways" was ultimately used at the Camden City Hall gala when Rosalyn approaches the mobsters.
  • Jeremy Renner and Elisabeth Röhm, who play Carmine and Dolly Polito, previously worked together on the TV episode Angel: Somnambulist (2000).
  • David O. Russell wrote the characters of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. and Robert De Niro expressly for each of the actors to play them.
  • Christian Bale achieved the physical traits of his character by gaining over 40 pounds, getting a comb-over and slouching his posture and ended up herniating two of his disks in the process.
  • The film is a fictionalized telling of the Abscam (short for Arab scam) scandal of the late 1970s and early 1980s, an FBI operation that began as an investigation of trafficking in stolen property, but was later expanded to include political corruption.

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