American Hustle

American Hustle is a 2013 American romantic crime thriller directed by David O. Russell and written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell.

American Hustle Movie Poster
American Hustle Movie Poster

Rated:  R (movie contains pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence)
Run Time:  2h 18min
Release Date:  December 20, 2013 (USA)
Genre:  Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director:  David O. Russell




American Hustle stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Robert De Niro, Jack Huston, Michael Peña, Elisabeth Röhm and Anthony Zerbe.

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) operated a dry cleaning business and behind the scenes he dabbles in loan-sharking and forgery.  When he falls for a fellow grifter Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), things change big time.  Irving and Sydney were caught red-handed by Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), an undercover FBI agent who forces them to work under cover as part of DiMaso’s sting operation to nail New Jersey Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner).  In the meantime, Irving’s jealous wife Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) gets involved and may be the one to bring everyone’s world crashing down.  American Hustle is a fictional film based on the 1970s Abscam case which was one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation.

Movie Quotes

“You’re nothing to me ’til you’re everything.” – Sydney Prosser
“I told you not to put metal in the science oven.” – Irving Rosenfeld
“The art of survival is a story that never ends.” – Irving Rosenfeld

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld

Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser

Bradley Cooper as Richie DiMaso

Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld

Jeremy Renner as Mayor Carmine Polito

Louis C.K. as Stoddard Thorsen

Robert De Niro as Victor Tellegio

Jack Huston as Pete Musane

Michael Peña as Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah

Elisabeth Röhm as Dolly Polito

Anthony Zerbe as Senator Horton Mitchell