American Hustle


Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper star in director David O. Russell’s con drama American Hustle. Watch the movie trailer below. Based on the “Abscam” scandal of the early 1980s, the story follows a con man (Bale) and his lover (Adams) as they help an eccentric FBI agent (Cooper) expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

American Hustle movie posterRelease Date: December 13, 2013
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Director: David O. Russell
Screenwriter: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Peña, Robert De Niro
Running Time: 2 hr. 9 min.
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence.

Plot Summary

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. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

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