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A 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell, about a con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, who are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

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What is the meaning of “Cold Cut King of Long Island”?

In American Hustle Irving said his friend Ed Malone is Cold Cut King of Long Island. What does that mean?
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Why did Irving only concentrate on Tellegio?

Inn American Hustle Irving has to catch 4 con artists asked by Richie, but most of the time he concentrated on only 1 con artist "Tellegio", why so?
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How much of the story “actually happened” in American Hustle?

The opening credits of the excellent American Hustle proclaim, somewhat modestly compared to other movies claiming to be based on true stories: Some of this actually happened How much of it ...
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130 years between them

American Hustle (2013) There's some gentlemen sitting over there at the bar. That's 130 years sitting right there. That's how much time between them. They run the biggest casinos in the United ...
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How did the 'London Associates' scam work in American Hustle?

During American Hustle, I was trying to determine why people were falling for Irving's loan scam. I understand that desperate people would pay a small nonrefundable fee up front to secure a fake ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irving's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irving's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino in American Hustle?
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How did Rosalyn recognize Edith?

As "American Hustle" builds toward its climax, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) sees Edith (Amy Adams) for the first time and instantly recognizes Edith as Rosalyn's husband's mistress. How did Rosalyn ...