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Abscam sting operation American Hustle David O. Russell Christian Bale Amy Adams Bradley Cooper Jeremy Renner Jack Houston.Photo Credit: Mark Peterson via Vulture

David O. Russell’s crime comedy-drama American Hustle is loosely based on the Abscam Scandal, but serves more as an excuse to explore an eccentric ensemble of characters. Set in the New York/New Jersey area during the 1970s, the film has already picked up three Golden Globes, as well as ten Oscar nominations.

Apart from some scene-setting, the majority of the film was shot with Massachusetts standing in for the greater New York City area. Here are nine of the locations from both states you’ll recognize from memorable moments in the film.  (more…)