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That is until they're caught by ...
That is until they're caught by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and forced to help him take down New Jersey mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), Floridian mobster Victor Tellegio (Robert De Niro) and countless corrupt Congressmen who want to turn Atlantic City into a casino haven.
It is ironic that the sanest character in the entire movie, DiMaso's superior, is played, astonishingly well, by comedian Louis C.K., and it is disconcerting that the most honest character is a politician, mayor Polito, who takes the bribe but does it for the 'right' reasons.
Movie Review â€“ American Hustle (2013) |
They meet and attempt to bribe Camden, New Jersey mayor, Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner).
An associate of Irving's suggests that the Sheikh do business Polito
, popular and charismatic, loved by his
constituents; is campaigning to revitalize gambling in Atlantic City but has struggled to raise the necessary money.
Richie devises a plan to entrap Carmine
, over the objections of his boss Stoddard Thorsen (Louis C.K.) and Irving.
Jeremy Renner is heartbreaking as honest-to-god Mayor Carmine, even with his Elvis hair distracting me in every scene.
But the key to the underworld ...
But the key to the underworld was New Jersey mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner).
DiMaso used Carmine
to get access to the dirty politicians and the mob.
After getting into a bind with ...
After getting into a bind with the FBI, they agree to assist agent Ritchie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) on a small series of cons that eventually leads to hopeful nabbing of not only members of congress and popular Camden, N.J. mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), but also several high standing members of the mob.
Jeremy Renner plays Carmine ...
Jeremy Renner plays Carmine Polito, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey.