Arnaque AméricaineDVD - 2014
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BookReviewer2015 Nov 23, 2017
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Best Film Winner
BookReviewer2015 Aug 30, 2014
A funky and slick crime caper that chronicles the Abscam scandal of the 1970s!
Has a great soundtrack and sets a very interesting mood.
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Irving Rosenfeld: ... You can fool yourself for just so long, that your next reinvention you better have your damn feet on the ground ... The art of survival, is a story that never ends ... Irving Rosenfeld: Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, *but* you had to survive?
Paco Hernandez: Yeah, I think the name of this operation is offensive. This whole thing is racist. What, ABSCAM? "Arab-scam"? It's racist! --- Irving Rosenfeld: When you are offered a favor or money, take the favor, not the money. Jesus said that, didn't he? ---- Sydney Prosser: [reluctantly realizing his angle] Everybody at the bottom crosses paths eventually in a pool of desperation and you're waiting for them...---Irving Rosenfeld: How about "we"?
"That's why I sent them over there, because I know they were gonna knock some sense into you, and you were going to come up with a plan to get us out of all this. So thank God for me."
"The car is a total wreck, and I'm a little stiff. But I don't want to talk about it."
(talking about the microwave oven) "Bring something into this house that's gonna take all the nutrition out of our food and then light our house on fire? Thank God for me."
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