American Hustle Quotes

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[Richie is pacing in his boss’ office]
Richie DiMaso: I need a Jet at Teterboro. I need a Jet at Teterboro for the Sheikh, I told you this.
Stoddard Thorsen: You don’t…you don’t need a Jet. You…let him walk to the curb at JFK.
Richie DiMaso: Stoddard, that’s not how it works. No. We’re…you gotta start from the feet up.
Stoddard Thorsen: What does that…? That doesn’t mean anything. What does that mean?
Richie DiMaso: It means you gotta be committed! It means you gotta be committed to something in your life, for Christ sake, alright? I want a Jet at Teterboro for the Sheikh. It could be a small jet, it doesn’t even have to take off, cause I know you’re so worried about how much money the bureau’s gonna fucking spend. It can take off and land on the tarmac, okay?!
Stoddard Thorsen: Alright, I’ll give…you can have a jet for an hour. But it takes off and lands at Teterboro.
Richie DiMaso: I got the jet?
Stoddard Thorsen: You got the jet, yes.
Richie DiMaso: Alright, thank you.


[Richie turns and starts to walk out of the office but at the door he turns to Stoddard]
Richie DiMaso: Wait, so tell me the rest of the ice fishing story.
[Stoddard pauses for a second]
Stoddard Thorsen: Where was I?
Richie DiMaso: Your father woke you up, there was a blizzard, it was lake Konawa. Come on! Come on!
Stoddard Thorsen: Okay, well my brother and I were on the ice and my father came out of the house and I could see him coming. He was holding a lantern and it was in the blizzard, and I…and I knew he was gonna be angry. So I went to intercept my father, because I knew if he saw what my brother was doing he was gonna kill him.
Richie DiMaso: Oh-oh, so you tried to protect your brother, but you couldn’t…
Stoddard Thorsen: What?
Richie DiMaso: And that’s why you feel bad, because you’re trying to protect me and you’re worried about me. Is that what the story’s about? It’s about protection.
Stoddard Thorsen: No, it’s not about protection.
Richie DiMaso: It’s not?
Stoddard Thorsen: No.
Richie DiMaso: Alright, fine.
[Richie turns and walks out the door]


[in the kitchen in their home, Rosalyn mocks Irving’s instructions to her about how to use the microwave carrying a foil tray]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Don’t put metal in that science oven, Rosalyn. Don’t put metal in the science…
[she places the foil tray in the microwave]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I’ll do whatever I want.
[she turns on the microwave and immediately explodes and bursts into flames]
Danny Rosenfeld: Another fire!
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: No, Danny! Not that one! That one’s empty! We gotta use the big one.
[she leaves the fire and goes after Danny; later that night after Irving finds the microwave destroyed]


Irving Rosenfeld: I told you not to put metal in the science oven. What did you do that for?
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Don’t make such a big deal, just get another one.
Irving Rosenfeld: I don’t want another one. I want the one that Carmine gave me.
[mocking him as he looks forlornly at the burnt microwave]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Oh, Carmine I want the one that Carmine gave me. Carmine, Carmine. Why don’t you just marry Carmine? Get a little gold microwave and put it on a chain around your neck. You wanna be more like Carmine? Why don’t you build something, like he does, instead of all your empty deals? They’re just like your fucking science oven. You know, I read that it takes all of the nutrition out of our food. It’s empty, just like your deals. Empty, empty!
Irving Rosenfeld: That’s bullshit.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: It’s not bullshit. I read it in an article.
[she picks up the article]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Look, by Paul Brodeur.
[she hands it to Irving]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Bring something into this house that’s gonna take all nutritions out of our food and then light our house on fire? Thank God for me.
[she watches Irving with disdain as he tries to read the article]


[at the airport as they walk towards the jet, Irving watches Sydney and Richie stop and kiss]
Sydney Prosser: Alright, you’ve got this.
[a nervous looking Richie turns and walks off towards the jet, Irving walks over to Sydney and stands beside her]
Irving Rosenfeld: I don’t think you should come to Carmine’s party tonight. You look beautiful, by the way.
Sydney Prosser: Don’t look at me. Alright?
[she starts walking away and he follows her]american-hustle-12
Sydney Prosser: Don’t look at my legs, don’t look at my head, don’t smell my hair, don’t ask me how I am, don’t talk to me outside of these rules because we’re done.
Irving Rosenfeld: Where are you going? Just stand still, get under the umbrella. Come on.
[she stops]
Irving Rosenfeld: Just…Carmine wants Rosalyn to come.
Sydney Prosser: I don’t care. You weren’t listening, I don’t care if Rosalyn comes. Just do your job, okay? You’re nothing to me until you’re everything. I’m not Rosalyn, I’m not gonna put up with that shit.
[she turns and walks away from him]


[Irving and Richie walk towards the jet]
Richie DiMaso: Now that’s a fucking jet, right?
Irving Rosenfeld: It’s good.
Richie DiMaso: It’s the kind of moves you need to make.
[Richie boards the jet to meet the fake Sheikh]
Richie DiMaso: Paco Hernandez?
Paco Hernandez: Hi, how’s it going?
Richie DiMaso: I’m Richie DiMaso.
Paco Hernandez: Nice to meet you.
Richie DiMaso: Nice to meet you in person.
[Irving also boards the jet]
Richie DiMaso: This is Irving Rosenfeld.
Paco Hernandez: Paco Hernandez, nice to meet you.
[he shakes hands with Irving]
Irving Rosenfeld: Paco…?
[Paco puts on the cloth over his head to complete his look]
Richie DiMaso: Good.
Irving Rosenfeld: Wait, wait. He-he’s not a real Arab!
Paco Hernandez: No, Mexican, from Tucson.
[to Richie]
Irving Rosenfeld: Where’s my guy? Where’s Al? Where’s Al from Queens? Where’s my friend from Queens? Where is he? What are you doing?
Richie DiMaso: I gotta hire an FBI guy.


[to Paco]
Irving Rosenfeld: You speak any Arabic?
Paco Hernandez: Yeah. As-salamu alaykum.
Irving Rosenfeld: That’s it?
Paco Hernandez: No, I have a couple of phrases.
[looking accusingly at Richie]
Irving Rosenfeld: From feet up, you motherfucker. What are you doing? Come on.
[to Paco]
Irving Rosenfeld: Act normal, that’s it. Just, you know, like, you can’t barely understand English, you can’t speak it. You say as little as possible, you follow my lead. Alright? Alright?
[Paco looks at Richie]
Paco Hernandez: Who’s running this? I thought you were running.
Richie DiMaso: I am running this, but you gotta listen to him. He’s the guy with the vision.
Irving Rosenfeld: I got the vision? You know what vision I had? You just kissing my girl, right outside. That’s what vision I have.
Richie DiMaso: I thought you guys broke up. I’m giving you a compliment.
Irving Rosenfeld: What the fuck?
Paco Hernandez: What’s going on?
Richie DiMaso: Don’t worry about it, alright?


Irving Rosenfeld: I got a knife, alright? This is for the mayor.
[he shows the knife to Paco]
Irving Rosenfeld: You gotta present it to the mayor.
[Paco goes to take the knife but Irving pulls it back]
Irving Rosenfeld: Just look at me, alright? Look me in the eye. This means a lot to you. Right? That knife.
Paco Hernandez: Oh.
Irving Rosenfeld: Play it. You present it, alright? Friendship for life. Alright? You gotta feel it.
Paco Hernandez: Right.
Irving Rosenfeld: It’s sacred. Can you do it?
Paco Hernandez: Sacred.
Irving Rosenfeld: You gotta sell it.
Paco Hernandez: Sacred.
Irving Rosenfeld: You gotta sell it.
Richie DiMaso: Sell it.
Irving Rosenfeld: If you believe it’s sacred, it’s sacred.
Paco Hernandez: Right.
Irving Rosenfeld: Alright? Can you do it?
Richie DiMaso: Listen to what he’s saying. That’s the details. That’s what makes this guy a genius.
Irving Rosenfeld: Again? You compliment me again. What is this? Rubbing salt in the wound? What are you?
Richie DiMaso: I’m complimenting you.
[to Paco]
Richie DiMaso: You got any other questions?
Paco Hernandez: Yeah, I think the name of this operation is offensive. Abscam? Arab Scam? It’s racist.
Irving Rosenfeld: Are you fuckin’ kiddin’? What do you care? You’re Mexican.


[Irving and Richie take Paco, the fake Sheik Abdullah, to meet Carmine, who’s waiting on the tarmac by the jet with Sydney]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Hello, Sheikh.
[they shake hands]
Paco Hernandez: As-salamu alaykum
Mayor Carmine Polito: Hello, Sheikh, my friend. Welcome! On behalf of the great state of New Jersey, I wanna welcome you to New Jersey.
[Paco present Carmine with the knife Irving had given him earlier]
Mayor Carmine Polito: No, no, no. I’m sorry. I’m very nervous.
[he takes the knife from Paco]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Thank you, thank you.
[Carmine, looking pleased, smiles at Irving]
Mayor Carmine Polito: We have a great party planned for this evening.


[back at Irving’s home after Irving has told Rosalyn she can’t come to Carmine’s party]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: What are you talking about, I can’t go? I just did my hair and make up and everything!
Irving Rosenfeld: The Sheikhs are very particular. It’s an international cultural protocol, you know?
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: International Protocol? What the fuck are you talking about?
[at that moment the phone rings]
Irving Rosenfeld: Do not answer that. Do not answer!
[Rosalyn answers the phone]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Hello?
Richie DiMaso: Robert Spencer for Irving.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Robert Spencer? I don’t know a Robert Spencer. What do you want?
Richie DiMaso: I’m a business associate…
[Irving takes the phone fro Rosalyn]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Who is that? Who is that?
[Irving moves away from Rosalyn as he speaks on the phone]
Irving Rosenfeld: For God’s sake, I told you not to call here. Alright?


Richie DiMaso: Two more Federal agents tonight.
Irving Rosenfeld: No, what?
[Rosalyn goes to the kitchen and picks up the phone to listen in on their conversation]
Richie DiMaso: Two Feds, I need them.
Irving Rosenfeld: No.
Richie DiMaso: Bodyguards for the Sheikh.
Irving Rosenfeld: No, no, no. It’s too many guys, too many to control. No.
Richie DiMaso: Irving?
Irving Rosenfeld: No.
Richie DiMaso: Remember who’s in charge here.
Irving Rosenfeld: Rosalyn, get off the extension.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I’m not on it!
[she quickly puts the phone down in the kitchen]
Irving Rosenfeld: Look, don’t call here again, alright? Don’t call at home.
Richie DiMaso: Alright. Goodnight.
Irving Rosenfeld: Alright.


[after Irving ends the call from Richie he goes into the kitchen where Rosalyn is standing]
Irving Rosenfeld: It’s a business call, don’t interrupt. Alright?
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Federal Agents?
Irving Rosenfeld: No, it’s bodyguards for the uh…visiting dignitaries, that’s all.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: What is it, an IRS thing? Like a tax investigation?
Irving Rosenfeld: Why do you gotta say that? I mean, that’s why I can’t invite you. It’s too complicated.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Are you in trouble?
Irving Rosenfeld: Stop being so nosy.
[Irving opens the refrigerator and peers inside it]
Irving Rosenfeld: Look at this shit.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Well, I’m only nosy cause you never tell me anything.
Irving Rosenfeld: Can we clean up this fridge? I mean, what are you causing trouble for all the time?
[the phone rings]
Irving Rosenfeld: Do not answer that!
[Rosalyn answers the phone]


Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Hello?
Mayor Carmine Polito: Hello, it’s Carmine.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Oh, hi, Carmine. We were just talking about you. Yeah, Irving’s being a mean, boring man, saying that he doesn’t want me to come tonight.
Mayor Carmine Polito: Tell him he is crazy!
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Well, I agree. But tell him yourself.
[Irving indicates to Rosalyn to pass him the phone]
Mayor Carmine Polito: It wouldn’t be a party without you!
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Can you imagine?
Mayor Carmine Polito: Cause you’re coming.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Yeah, tell him yourself.
Irving Rosenfeld: Alright.
[Irving takes the phone from Rosalyn]


Irving Rosenfeld: Hi, Carmine.
Mayor Carmine Polito: Irving, you’re crazy, your wife is coming. You kidding me? She’s the life of the party, everybody loves her.
[to Irving as she hears Carmine’s comments about her over the phone]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I’m the life of the party!
[to Carmine]
Irving Rosenfeld: You know what she’s like, she’s unpredictable. She’s a…
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Hey, don’t talk about me like that! What is Carmine saying?
Irving Rosenfeld: I can’t hear what he’s saying. Let me listen.
Mayor Carmine Polito: Irving, look. Irving, it’s very important that she comes, do you understand?
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Carmine loves me.
Mayor Carmine Polito: This is…this is really a big big night for us, do you understand? Come on, you gotta bring your wife. And look…and Dolly’s got something special for her, right?
Dolly Polito: Yeah, tell her I got the nail polish for her.
Mayor Carmine Polito: See, listen! Listen.


[Carmine moves the phone handset closer to Dolly and she shouts]
Dolly Polito: Yeah, I got your nail polish for you, sweetie.
Mayor Carmine Polito: You see. It’s something special for you. What is it? What is it? Come on, tell me. What…what…what is it? What is it? You got a girlfriend coming? Come on, I thought we were friends. You never talked about a girlfriend. This is ridiculous. What is it?
[Irving struggles to answer as Rosalyn is watching him and listening]
Irving Rosenfeld: It’s…
Mayor Carmine Polito: Look, we’ll handle this like men. Do you understand? You’re bringing your wife. We’re gonna have a good time.
Irving Rosenfeld: We’ll see you there. It’ll be fun.
Mayor Carmine Polito: That’s an order from the Mayor. Goodbye.
[they both hang up the phone and turns to Rosalyn]
Irving Rosenfeld: Alright, you happy? Go get ready.
[Irving walks out of the kitchen]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Yes, I am happy.


[Irving and Rosalyn arrive at Carmine’s party where they are greeted by Dolly and Carmine outside the Hotel-Casino, Dolly gives Rosalyn her present and then they are interrupted by Richie and Sydney’s arrival who have brought the Sheikh, at the same moment Rosalyn and Sydney stare at each other]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I know who you are.
[Irving goes to take Rosalyn inside]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I know who that is, Irving.
[Irving pulls Rosalyn away to take her inside, then everybody enters the Hotel-Casino]
Dolly Polito: Oh, it looks beautiful.
Mayor Carmine Polito: So, this is the lobby. Now, mind you a week ago this place was a mess. But what existed was this plaster work.
[pointing to the ceiling]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Look at the detail, this is beautiful. My son’s a craftsman.


[to his son]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Please, tell him what you did.
Dolly Polito: Tell him everything you did.
Dominic Polito: The birds, sky, clouds, woods.
Mayor Carmine Polito: We restored all of this, you see. We saved you fifty million. Look at me, fifty million right off the bat, like that.
Dolly Polito: Right off the bat.
Mayor Carmine Polito: I waived a law that I helped write. I said casino construction had to be build ground up new. We don’t do new, we renovate, right?
Dolly Polito: No, we renovate.
[Carmine takes the Sheik around the casino followed by Richie, Sydney, Irving and Rosalyn]
Mayor Carmine Polito: We put in some temporary funds. The gaming tables for people to have a good time. This is for charity. It’s for the Boys and Girls Club and uh…some arts programs.
[to some people at the gaming table]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Hey, how are you? Good to see you. Good to see you. How are you?
[as he continues to show them around]
Mayor Carmine Polito: This is the Ocean Room.
[as they enter Rosalyn gives Sydney a dirty look]


[quietly to Irving]
Mayor Carmine Polito: There’s uh… some gentlemen sitting over there at the bar.
[Irving looks over to the men at the bar]
Mayor Carmine Polito: That’s a hundred and thirty years sitting right there, that’s how much time between them. They run the biggest casinos in the United States, and we have to work with them.
Irving Rosenfeld: Right.
Mayor Carmine Polito: The good new is, they know how it’s done. They get it done, you don’t have to worry. Everyone makes their money.
Irving Rosenfeld: You mean they’re mob?
Mayor Carmine Polito: Yes, but they’re business men, okay? Now spend as much or as little time with them as you like, but we do have to deal with them. All we gotta do is go say hello. We just gotta say, hi.
Irving Rosenfeld: Maybe…maybe…I’m not sure that such a good idea. We gotta confer before we talk to those guys.
[suddenly Richie, who’s been listening to their conversation, interrupts them]
Richie DiMaso: Confer? What is there to confer about? I don’t understand, they’re casino guys! They’re casino guys!
Irving Rosenfeld: Ssh.
[Rosalyn watches them with suspicion]
Richie DiMaso: They’re business men! We’ve come all this way! Irving, we came all this way, we should be here. What’s everybody scared about? What everyone even scared about?
Mayor Carmine Polito: This is gotta be delicate.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Those are the guys that you guys are all scared of? Those guys over there? They don’t scare me. I’m not scared.
[she turns and makes her way towards the mob sat at the bar]
Irving Rosenfeld: Rosalyn. Rosalyn?


[they all watch as Rosalyn goes over to the mob and starts talking to them]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Irv, that’s not the way to do this.
[Richie smiles as he watches Rosalyn mingling with the mob]
Richie DiMaso: I love this.
[meanwhile at the bar]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Everybody over there is really scared of you guys, did you know that?
[to her children as they watch Rosalyn chatting with the mob]
Dolly Polito: Kids, I want you to go up and get some soda and pizzas, please.
[to Irving as they watch Rosalyn mingling with the mob]
Sydney Prosser: It’s a disaster.


Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I think they got this room all wrong.
Pete Musane: Yeah? What would you do?
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: I would do it in all black and gold and I would do this bar like a big warm golden mirror.
Dick Helsing: Sounds beautiful.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Oh, thank you.
Pete Musane: You expect that from someone so beautiful.
Dick Helsing: Gorgeous.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Oh, God. Stop.american-hustle-11
Pete Musane: And I love her hair.
[he grabs hold of a lock of her hair]
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Oh, my God. That’s…
[they’re interrupted by Richie and Irving]
Richie DiMaso: How do you do?
Pete Musane: I’m sorry, is she your wife?
Irving Rosenfeld: No, she’s my wife. She’s my wife.


Mayor Carmine Polito: Look at these fine gentlemen.
Pete Musane: Hey, Carmine. There you are. How are you?
Mayor Carmine Polito: Are you well?
[they give each other a quick hug]
Mayor Carmine Polito: Good to see you.
Dick Helsing: How are you doing?
Pete Musane: How are you?
[whispers to Rosalyn]
Irving Rosenfeld: Put that drink down right now.
[Irving takes the glass away from her]
Pete Musane: Hey!
[to Rosalyn]
Irving Rosenfeld: Come on. Come on with me.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Stop it. Hey. Oh, no. It’s because he’s a party pooper. He’s so boring.


[Richie brings the Sheikh over to the mob]
Richie DiMaso: May I present, Sheikh Abdullah, gentlemen, from Abu Dhabi. Sheikh, these are professionals. They run the best casinos in the United States.
Pete Musane: Mr. Sheikh, as a sign of our seriousness, Mr. Tellegio came from Miami to meet you tonight.
Mayor Carmine Polito: Mr…Mr. Tellegio? Why didn’t you tell me, Mr. Tellegio is here.
Pete Musane: He’s in the back room.
Irving Rosenfeld: It’s a sign of disrespect to talk um…business on the first meeting.
Richie DiMaso: That’s not true.
Irving Rosenfeld: It’s disrespectful…
Richie DiMaso: Yeah, I don’t know what you’re talking about. He’s got it all wrong.
Dick Helsing: You wanna leave him back there in the back room waiting? Come on, let’s go. We gotta go meet him.
Richie DiMaso: My friend from New York doesn’t know the customs.
Pete Musane: Hey, no disrespect, pal.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Hey, Irving, I’m gonna be having fun. Maybe it’ll be contagious, huh?
[Irving looks back at Rosalyn for a moment before he follows the mob and the Sheik to the back room to meet Tellegio]
Pete Musane: You and me, we’re gonna visit.
Rosalyn Rosenfeld: Can you believe he talks to me that way?
[from the across the room Sydney stares at Rosalyn]


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