Try to make a buck with this 'American Hustle' Quiz!


By: J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

"Everyone hustles to survive!" It's time to see how well you know the film American Hustle. Take this quiz now to see if you can hustle your way out of this one!

In which year was American Hustle released?

American Hustle was released on December 13, 2013 and as of April 4, 2014 it had earned more than $150 million!


In which decade is American Hustle set?

The movie actually starts with a 1970s technicolor logo of Columbia Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Annapuma Pictures.


American Hustle surrounds the corruption of the Mayor of ________.

Though many scenes portray New Jersey and Philadelphia, much of the filming took place in Massachusetts.


American Hustle is loosely inspired by a ______ operation of the late 70s and 80s.

The movie script was written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell.


How many Academy Awards did American Hustle win?

It received 10 nominations for the 86th Academy Awards but did not win in any category!


Mayor Carmine _______ had struggles with fundraising.

Mayor Polito sought out creative ways to increase his bank account!


Which famous actor plays the role of Mayor Carmine Polito?

Jeremy Renner received an Oscar for his supporting role in The Town.


Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser are...

They work together on various scams!


Irving loves Sydney, but he is married to _______.

Rosalyn threatens to report Irving to the police if he leaves her!


Which famous actor plays the role of Irving Rosenfeld?

Christian Bale was born on January 30, 1974 in Wales.


Which famous actress plays the role of Irving's wife Rosalyn?

As of 2016, Jennifer Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in the world.


Sydney and Irving got along well because they were both hungry for...

Coming from limited means, Sydney had once worked as a stripper in order to make a quick buck.


Which famous actress plays the role of Sydney Prosser?

Amy Adams made her film debut in 1999 in Drop Dead Gorgeous.


Sydney impresses Irving with her British accent when she introduces herself as ...

This accent and acting convinces Irving to partner with Sydney for future stings.


Which character has a huge bald spot which he tries to hide?

Irving is very self-conscious of his large bald spot at his age.


How does Irving try to cover his bald spot?

He is also known for spraying copious amounts of hairspray to keep it in place.


What is the name of the main FBI agent in American Hustle?

FBI Agent Richard DiMaso is based on real life Anthony Amoroso, Jr.


Which famous actor plays the role of FBI Agent Richie DiMaso?

Bradley Cooper is fluent in French which he studied at Georgetown University.


Irving has a friend who pretends to be a wealthy _______ looking at potential investments in America.

Irving's friend is a Mexican named Paco Hernandez.


Paco points out to Irving that the name of their operation ________ is offensive.

Abscam stood for "Arab scam". Iriving responds to him, "What do you care? You're Mexican!"


Mayor Polito is campaigning to revitalize gambling in _______, New Jersey

Atlantic City is a resort city boasting casinos, a boardwalk and beach!


Who is Richie DiMaso's boss at the FBI?

Stoddard Thorsen is Richie's boss. Anthony Amado is Stoddard's boss!


Sydney helps Agent DiMaso in making an unauthorized wire transfer in the amount of...

Even though Stoddard tells DiMaso not to proceed with the transfer, Sydney befriends the woman in charge of wires who appreciates Syndney's friendship and completes the transfer.


Iriving initially agreed to work with Richie on catching _________.

Instead now he was roped into catching corrupt politicians and he didn't like it one bit.


What does Richie show to the camera in the hotel room?

The briefcase is filled with the money that will be used to entrap the mayor.


Carmine prefers to deal with _______ instead of Richie.

Irving and Rosalyn go to dinner with the Mayor and his wife.


Which actress plays the role of Dolly, the Mayor's wife?

Elisabeth Rohm is a German-American actress born in Germany on April 28, 1973.


Why is Rosalyn upset at Irving?

Carmine insists that Rosalyn come, but Irving is worried she will blow their cover for the sting operation.


Where does Rosalyn kiss Sydney?

When Rosalyn goes to the bathroom, Sydney goes after her to yell at her for flirting with the mobsters. Rosalyn then scoffs at Sydney for having relations with her husband, and kisses her.


Who did Irving have an affair with?

Irving and Sydney had hot relations at one time!


Carmine had been a politician for _____ years.

Despite taking the money, Carmine insists that he always had the well-being of the people of New Jersey in mind!


Who is Victor Tellegio?

Victor Tellegio was based on the mobster Vincent Alo, also known as Jimmy Blue Eyes.


Who plays the role of Victor Tellegio?

Robert DiNero has starred in more than 100 films throughout his career.


At the end of the movie, who does Sydney move in with?

They move in together and open up a real art gallery.


How many politicians in total were arrested in this sting operation?

In total there were 6 congressmen, 1 senator and Carmine Polito who were all arrested. Carmine served 18 months in prison.


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