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Release Date: December 13th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2014

R|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) dabbles in forgery and loan-sharking, but when he falls for fellow grifter Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), things change in a big way. Caught red-handed by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Irv and Sydney are forced to work under cover as part of DiMaso's sting operation to nail a New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner). Meanwhile, Irv's jealous wife (Jennifer Lawrence) may be the one to bring everyone's world crashing down. Based on the 1970s Abscam case.

Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. , Jack Huston, Michael Pena

Director: David Russell

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Atlas Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Office, Wife, 1970s, Brooding, Pursuit, House, Fall, Gripping

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  • High-energy comedy comes naturally to the filmmaker. He exults in free association, emotional riffs, in the craziness that underlies ostensibly rational behavior. The crosscurrents have crosscurrents in his films, but the current that carries everything along here is announced by the first strains of music from the screen: Duke Ellington's "Jeep's Blues," with one of the most exuberant passages in all of jazz. David O. Russell does buoyancy better than anyone. show more

  • Big hair. Big mouths. Big scams. Everything about American Hustle, David O. Russell's wild and woolly take on the late-'70s FBI sting operation code-named Abscam, is big. And the biggest thing of all is the love story that beats at the heart of this rollicking disco-era ensemble piece. show more

  • An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games. show more

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Awards

Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Production Design
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)