R | | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
Once, while a guest on Stephen Merchant's show, Louis C.K. joked about the students in the audience on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), who ask famous actors for career advice: "It always occurs to me, you know, when an actor stands up, one of the people in the audience, 'I am an actor, what can I do' and asks Sean Penn or whomever 'what can I do to reach your level', you just want to say 'you will never be famous.'" Louis co-starred in this film with Bradley Cooper, who was not only one of those Actors Studio students in the audience in several episodes (including one featuring Robert De Niro, who was also in the film), but also specifically one of the students who asked Penn a question during his episode.
What are you doing, going behind my back? Telling people I'm screwing up this operation? I got you a suite at the fucking Plaza Hotel.
Irving Rosenfeld: The shittiest suite at the Plaza Hotel.
When Sydney and Irving discuss bank interest rates in his office shortly after first meeting in the early 1970s, Sydney curses Jimmy Carter for 12 to 18 percent rates, but Carter isn't President yet at this point in the story.
The film opens with the late 1970s Columbia Pictures logo, as well as 70s-stylized logos for Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures.
The leaked Academy Awards DVDSCR had the following differences.
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