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.
Glimpses of the line dance sequence at Camden City Hall featuring Irving, Richie, Carmine, and Rosalyn from the deleted scene "Carmine On Stage Singing" appear in the film's trailers.
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.
According to Christian Bale, much of the movie was improvised. So, during the shooting of the film, he noted to Writer and Director David O. Russell, "You realize that this is going to change the plot greatly down track." To which Russell replied, "Christian, I hate plots. I am all about characters, that's it." This 'technique' of Russell's caused the characters to hesitate at times when speaking and often created extended pauses or silence in the dialogue which gave the plot of the film a very amateurish 'feel' because of the improvisation.
An opening title card states, "Some of this actually happened."
The leaked Academy Awards DVDSCR had the following differences.
Live to Live
Written and Performed by Christopher Stills (as Chris Stills)
Courtesy of Chris Stills
$740,455 (USA) (15 December 2013)
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