Jan 20, 2014

Q.1208

"American Hustle" is a 2013 American film that has been picking up several gongs in the 2014 award season. The story is a loose retelling of what is known as the "Abscam" scandal from the 1980s, a sting operation that led to the fall of several important American politicans.

The name "Abscam" comes from the fictional front company used for the operation: originally, it referred to its nationality, but later it was revised to refer to its name. What name or nationality?

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