American Hustle script
Synopsis: American Hustle is a 2013 American black comedy crime film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey (Jeremy Renner). Jennifer Lawrence plays the unpredictable wife of Bale's character. Principal photography on the film began on March 8, 2013, in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and New York City.

CARL ELWAY:

Whoa, excuse me, excuse me. I'll

handle that for the Mayor.

RICHIE DIMASO:

No, it’s for the Mayor. It would be

a sign of disrespect to the sheik

if the mayor didn’t take it

himself. It’s for you Mayor.

Carmine looks angry and confused. He looks over to Carl.

CARMINE POLITO:

What are you doing? What-- (to

Carl) Carl, what the fuck? What is

this?

CARL ELWAY:

No, I'll handle it. I'm gonna take

care of--Everything's good. I

got everything under control. (TO

RICHIE) That's for me. I handle all

that for mayor.

CARMINE POLITO:

What is this?

Irving looks over and says nothing. Not surprised at all how

badly this is all going.

6.

Edith whispers to Richie.

EDITH GREENSLY:

(whispers to Richie)

Just stop it, ok

RICHIE DIMASO:

(whispers to Edith)

He's gotta take it himself, okay?

CARMINE POLITO:

I don’t know what the fuck that is

but it’s weird you understand?

CARL ELWAY:

Misunderstanding. Misunderstanding.

CARMINE POLITO:

I came here to meet a sheik, that’s

all I know. I’m very interested in

that but he’s not here apparently.

Carl?!

Carmine turns and starts to walk out of the room.

CARMINE POLITO (CONT’D)

I’m very interested in meeting the

Sheik. You let me know when THAT

could happen! Thank you, have a

good day.

Carmine leaves the room.

Irving looks over and shrugs his shoulders. Not surprised at

all the way this is going and horrified that Richie has

ruined it.

CARL ELWAY:

(leaving)

Irving! You better come get him.

RICHIE DIMASO:

(stares at Irv)

Go out there and get him right now.

CARL ELWAY:

Help me get him back!

RICHIE DIMASO:

Go get him. He needs to take the

fuckin' briefcase, Irving.

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