In 2013, Columbia Pictures released American Hustle, the David O. Russell-directed fictionalization of ABSCAM, an FBI operation that looked to sniff out political corruption with the help of a convicted con man. In the film, con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), get caught by Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), a hothead FBI agent looking for his way to the top. The three make a deal to set up corrupt politicians, starting with the local mayor (Jeremy Renner). Keeping things interesting throughout is Irving’s wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence).
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and both Best-Supporting awards, American Hustle stands out thanks to its painfully obvious comb-overs, rotary-phone assaults, dark comedy and a great script featuring the memorable lines contained within this article. So, take some time, click the button, and re-live some of the best moments from American Hustle.