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American Hustle

138 min | Taiwan:129 min
Crime | Drama
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David O. Russell
Nominated for 10 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 146 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2013-12-20
Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Budget: $40,000,000
Opening Weekend: $740,455 (USA) (15 December 2013)
Gross: $150,117,807 (USA) (6 April 2014)
Amy Adams
American Hustle
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
American Hustle
Christian Bale
Irving Rosenfeld
Bradley Cooper
Richie DiMaso
Jeremy Renner
Mayor Carmine Polito
Louis C.K.
Stoddard Thorsen
Jack Huston
Pete Musane
Michael Peña
Paco Hernandez /
Shea Whigham
Carl Elway
Alessandro Nivola
Anthony Amado
Elisabeth Röhm
Dolly Polito
Paul Herman
Alfonse Simone
Saïd Taghmaoui
Irv's Sheik Plant (as Said Taghmaoui)
Matthew Russell
Dominic Polito
Thomas Matthews
Francis Polito
Adrian Martinez
Anthony Zerbe
Senator Horton Mitchell
Colleen Camp
Steve Gagliastro
Agent Schmidt
Christopher Tarjan
Agent Stock (as Chris Tarjan)
Zachariah Supka
Young Irv
Christy Scott Cashman
Cosmo Interview Girl (as Christy Cashman)
Simon Hamlin
Martie Barylick
Dawn Olivieri
Cosmo Girl
Becki Dennis
Jay Giannone
Suburban Businessman
Arthur Birnbaum
Queens Businessman
Rob DiNinni
Desperate Businessman
Michael Fennimore
Car Salesman
Jack Jones
Jazz Quartet Singer
Danny Corbo
Danny Rosenfeld (as Dante Corbo)
Sonny Corbo
Danny Rosenfeld (as Santino Corbo)
Bo Cleary
FBI Agent #1
Greg Maxwell
FBI Agent #2
Mickey O'Keefe
FBI Agent #3
Aaron Flanders
Elway's Friend
Erica McDermott
Carl Elway's Assistant
Alura Carbrey
Elizabeth Polito
Kayla Feeney
Lorna Polito
Shannon Halliday
Doreen Polito
Volieda Webb
Patsy Meck
Richie's Mother
Abby Lavin
Richie's Girlfriend
Damien Di Paola
Baron Owner (as Damien DiPaola)
Paul Campbell
Baron's Patron
Jeff Avigian
Disco Dancer
Stacy Hock
Girl Outside Stall
Michael Trigg
Baron's Manager
Richard Heneks
Al Kalowski
Ted Zalewski
Elias Birnbaum
Carpenter Apprentice
Armen Garo
Dick Helsing
Sal DiMino
Lou Salvano
Gary Craig
Jerry Catone
Barry Primus
Tellegio's Consigliere
Sonny Gordon
Tellegio's Consigliere
Deva Mahal
Funk Band Singer
Dicky Eklund Jr.
Street Thug #1 (as Dicky Eklund Jr.)
Sean Eklund
Street Thug #2
Charley Broderick
Rep. John O'Connell (as Charlie Broderick)
Richard Donelly
Rep. Sanders (as Richard Donnelly)
Gary Zahakos
Congressman Keshoygan
Frank Geraci
Simone's Gang #1
Melson Alford
Simone's Gang #2
Melissa McMeekin
Simone's Gang #3
J.J. Wright
Divorce Lawyer (as JJ Wright)
Bob Taraschi
Rep. Stelford
Giovanni Alabiso
Captain at Pool Party (uncredited)
Kilo Alexander
Vietnam Vet (uncredited)
Jacqueline Astbury
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Stephanie Atkinson
Prosecutor Amato's Secretary (uncredited)
Kt Baldassaro
Casino Patron
Gregory Barbon
Senator (uncredited)
Marshall Berenson
FBI Special Agent
David Boston
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
D. Patrick Bowles
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Jim Boyd
Van Brockmann
Bar Patron
Joshua Brown
Nightclub Attendent (uncredited)
Christopher Butler
Carmine Polito's Adopted Son (uncredited)
Kevin Cannon
Cabbie (uncredited)
Chemi Che-Mponda
Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
Guy Cooper
Monique Coppola
Casino Patron
Jeffrey Corazzini
Photographer (uncredited)
Christopher Coulouras
Bank Patron (uncredited)
Samantha Marie Creed
Hipster (uncredited)
Tiffany Crosby
Well Wisher (uncredited)
Naysa Kaira DaSilva
Student (uncredited)
Robert De Niro
Victor Tellegio
Tess Degen
Reporter (uncredited)
Leslie Diana
Pool Party Girl (uncredited)
Bob Dio
Bar and Late Night Guest (uncredited)
Aaron Dorsey
Disco Patron
Larry Eudene
Mayor's Friend (uncredited)
Brian Faherty
FBI Agent
Meagan Lee Farrell
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Monica Farrington
Irving's Mom in 1948 Flashback (uncredited)
Andres Faucher
Don Hirxel (uncredited)
Jimmy Flynn
Punk on Street Corner (uncredited)
Steve Flynn
Art Patron (uncredited)
Jim Ford
Detractor (uncredited)
John Franchi
Art Patron (uncredited)
Ellis Gage
Rock Thrower (uncredited)
Susan Garibotto
Casino Patron
Mickey Gilmore
1970's Cab Driver (uncredited)
Robert Glenn
Jerry (uncredited)
Elaine Victoria Grey
Guest Hotel Pierre (uncredited)
Barbara Guertin
Denise - Barron's Restaurant (uncredited)
London Hall
Casino Entourage
Moira Harvey
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mary Hronicek
Casino Gala Guest (uncredited)
Frankie Imbergamo
Waiter (uncredited)
Mike Jablon
Bar Patron
Charles Matumbi Jackson
Husband in Divorce Office (uncredited)
Paul Kaye
Hotel Patron (uncredited)
Bobby Kenney
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Jessica Kent
Smoking Teen (uncredited)
Lee Kerr
Strip Club Attender (uncredited)
Rhet Kidd
Man with Pit-bull (uncredited)
Jeffery Kincannon
Cabbie (uncredited)
Joshua Koopman
Party Guest (uncredited)
Gwen Kosak
Museum Visitor (uncredited)
Kathy LaShay Berenson
Disco Patron
John Joseph Lindsey
Maintenance Man (uncredited)
Matthias Lupri
Disco Hipster (uncredited)
Paul Lussier
Tennis Player (uncredited)
Phyllis Lynn
Bar Patron
Ian Lyons
Valet (uncredited)
Michael Maggiani
Mob Associate, Baron's Restaurant (uncredited)
Tom Mariano
FBI Agent
Rob Marin
Reporter (uncredited)
Karen Ann Martino
Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Masiello
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Adam Masnyk
Young Valet (uncredited)
Kenn Medeiros
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Brendan Meehan
Student (uncredited)
J. Michael Mendoza
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Marely Mercedes
Long Island Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Christopher Mikael
Bar Patron
Michael Moore
Reporter (uncredited)
Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis
Bar Patron
Jason Mulcahy
Hustler (uncredited)
Ken Murray
Backroom VIP
Eddie Napolillo
Congressman (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira
Bar patron
Richard Pacheco
Man by the Doorway (uncredited)
Allen Phillips
Driver (uncredited)
Dennis Pietrantonio
Casino Entourage
Christopher S. Porter
News Crew Soundman (uncredited)
Meredith Prunty
Barons Restaurant Pedestrian (uncredited)
Suzanne Prunty
Baron's Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Stephen Radochia
Disco club dancer (uncredited)
Georgina Ransley
Pool Partying Woman (uncredited)
David R. Reid
Donna Glee Reim
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Alan Resnic
FBI Agent
Floyd Richardson
Homeless Man (uncredited)
Monica Saviolakis
Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Kathryn Shasha
New York Pedestrian (uncredited)
Billy Silvia
NJ Fireman (uncredited)
Andreina Sosa-Keifer
Casino Patron
Corey Spencer
Smoking Teen (uncredited)
Michael Stailey
Reporter (uncredited)
David Struffolino
Homeless Vietnam Vet (uncredited)
Charles Everett Tacker
Student (uncredited)
Lino Tanaka
Casino Patron
Jillian Taylor
Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Jordan Tolchin
Guy on Street #1 (uncredited)
Kevin Tostado
Jaimie Tucker
Cosmopolitan Magazine Swimsuit Model (uncredited)
J.T. Turner
Waiter (uncredited)
George J. Vezina
FBI Agent #4
Billy 'V' Vigeant
FBI Security
Stefano Villabona
70's Cocaine dealer (uncredited)
Jocelyn Vogel
Student (uncredited)
Randy Walker
Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Josh Philip Weinstein
Peter Scott (uncredited)
Jamie Christopher White
Cowboy (uncredited)
Stephen Wu
Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Jeremy Renner and Elisabeth Röhm, who play Carmine and Dolly Polito, previously worked together on the TV episode Angel: Somnambulist (2000).
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This is the fourth time Christian Bale has undergone an incredible body transformation and the second time he has done so in a David O. Russell film. The first was in The Machinist (2004) (for which he became extremely skinny, losing 63 pounds). Then Rescue Dawn (2006) (lost 55 pounds) and The Fighter (2010) (lost 30 pounds).
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Jennifer Lawrence's penchant for snacking on Doritos chips on set caused her to stain and nearly ruin several dresses. The wardrobe department compensated by making several duplicate dresses for her to use throughout the production so she would always have a clean one to wear.
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When Irving leaves Polito's house, his comb-over switches sides.
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The movie mentioned "The Boys and Girls Club" but it didn't become that until 1990. In the 1970s it was just the Boys Club of America.
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When Irving gets into the safe to get his gun, the stacks of $100 bills are of the new type that was not put into circulation until the late-1990s.
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Rosalyn Rosenfeld: We fight and then we fuck, that's our thing.
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Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I knew that Pete was going to go over there and knock some sense into your head. I've been reading this book Irving. It's by Wayne Dyer. The Power of Intention. And my intention in sending Pete over to you was that so you could come up with this plan. So, you're welcome.
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Richie DiMaso: You got any other questions?
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How did Christian Bale get so flabby?
Christian Bale in fact gained 40 lbs for his role by consuming junk food, mostly cheeseburgers.
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Photos from cast
Jennifer Lawrence Stacey Forbes Iwanicki