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* BadassGrandpa: Well into his old age and still able to intimidate an entire room by presence alone.


* DumbassHasAPoint: Throughout the film, Irving wants Rosalyn to be with somebody else. When she finally falls for someone other than him, it's Pete Musane, a mob enforcer (albeit a sensible, level-headed mob enforcer who genuinely cares for her). When Irving points out that Pete is "the most dangerous guy ever", Rosalyn replies "Well, what do you expect, Irving? I know everyone through you."

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* DumbassHasAPoint: Throughout the film, Irving wants Rosalyn to be with somebody else. else, but he is always away doing cons, so she's stuck at home caring for Danny. When she finally falls for someone other than him, Irving, it's Pete Musane, a mob enforcer (albeit a sensible, level-headed mob enforcer who genuinely cares for her). When Irving points out that Pete is "the most dangerous guy ever", Rosalyn replies "Well, what do you expect, Irving? I know everyone through you."

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* DumbassHasAPoint: Throughout the film, Irving wants Rosalyn to be with somebody else. When she finally falls for someone other than him, it's Pete Musane, a mob enforcer (albeit a sensible, level-headed mob enforcer who genuinely cares for her). When Irving points out that Pete is "the most dangerous guy ever", Rosalyn replies "Well, what do you expect, Irving? I know everyone through you."


%%* TheChessmaster: Excels at this throughout the movie.

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%%* * TheChessmaster: Excels at this throughout the movie.movie due to the plans he can come up with, [[spoiler:even with his life under threat]].



%%* HeroicBSOD: After confessing to [[spoiler:Carmine.]]

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%%* * HeroicBSOD: After confessing to [[spoiler:Carmine.]][[spoiler:Carmine]], he goes through one due to his guilt.



%%* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Though, he does get better.]]

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%%* * ManipulativeBastard: He is a conman, so this is to be expected. [[spoiler:Though, he does get better.]]



%%* SirSwearsALot: Particularly towards Richie.

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%%* * SirSwearsALot: Particularly towards Richie.Richie, and during his big argument with Rosalyn. [[spoiler:To be fair, she ''had'' nearly gotten him killed.]]



%%* EarnYourHappyEnding

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%%* EarnYourHappyEnding* EarnYourHappyEnding: Despite being subjected to BreakTheCutie a lot over the course of the film, she ends up with Irving and opens a legitimate gallery with him.



%%* {{Fauxreigner}}: As 'Lady Edith Greensly'.

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%%* * {{Fauxreigner}}: As 'Lady Pretends to be called "Lady Edith Greensly'.Greensly" in her cons with Irving. Richie learns that she isn't an aristocrat but still believes her to be British until near the end.



%%* MsFanservice: Oh yes.

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%%* * MsFanservice: Oh yes.yes. Especially when she dresses up.

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* HiddenDepths: The characters are ''very'' surprised when [[spoiler: it turns out he can speak Arabic.]]


[[folder:Pete Musane]]
!!Pete Musane
->'''Played By:''' Jack Huston
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[[folder:Carl Elway]]
!!Carl Elway
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SheaWhigham
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!!Irving Rosenfeld



A con artist and the main protagonist.
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[[folder:Richie DiMaso]]
!!FBI Agent Richard 'Richie' [=DiMaso=]

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[[folder:Richie DiMaso]]
!!FBI
[[folder:FBI Agent Richard 'Richie' [=DiMaso=][=DiMaso=]]]



A FBI agent who makes Irving and Sydney work for him.
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[[folder:Sydney Prosser]]
!!Sydney Prosser / Lady Edith Greensly

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[[folder:Sydney Prosser]]
!!Sydney
Prosser / Lady Edith GreenslyGreensly]]



Irving's con artist partner and girlfriend.
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[[folder:Carmine Polito]]
!!Mayor Carmine Polito

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[[folder:Carmine Polito]]
!!Mayor
[[folder:Mayor Carmine PolitoPolito]]



The Mayor of Camden, New Jersey.
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!!Rosalyn Rosenfeld



Irving's wife.
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Richie's boss.
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!!Victor Tellegio


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A Mafia Overlord.
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%%* {{Badass}}: By reputation.


->'''Played By:''' [[spoiler:Creator/RobertDeNiro]]

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->'''Played By:''' [[spoiler:Creator/RobertDeNiro]]
Creator/RobertDeNiro


* TheDragon: To [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Meyer]] [[GreaterScopeVillain Lansky]].


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* NumberTwo: To [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Meyer]] [[GreaterScopeVillain Lansky]], who never appears on screen but trusts Tellegio to carry out his business for him. Tellegio's scene shows he takes his role in protecting Lanksy's interests with care and precision and displays a great deal of autonomy.


* FriendToAllChildren: [[In the end, she's seen happily hanging out with Rosalyn's son.]]

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* FriendToAllChildren: [[In [[spoiler: In the end, she's seen happily hanging out with Rosalyn's son.]]


%%* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EvilRedhead: [[AntiVillain Not exactly evil,]] but she is a manipulative con artist of course.



%%* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EvilRedhead: [[AntiVillain Not exactly evil,]] but she is a manipulative con artist of course.

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%%* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EvilRedhead: [[AntiVillain Not exactly evil,]] but she is a manipulative con artist of course.FriendToAllChildren: [[In the end, she's seen happily hanging out with Rosalyn's son.]]


* KarmaHoudini: Though it may be due to him being GenreSavvy. He never [[spoiler:touched any of the money that was going to be used in the sting operation, so therefore, legally, he couldn't be touched. However, he knew Irving eventually turned the tables on Richie, and made it a point to have Pete tell Irving that he was aware that Irving helped him out, and 'appreciates it.']]

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* KarmaHoudini: Though it may be due to him being GenreSavvy. He never [[spoiler:touched any of the money that was going to be used in the sting operation, so therefore, legally, he couldn't be touched. However, he knew Irving eventually turned the tables on Richie, and made it a point to have Pete tell Irving that he was aware that Irving helped him out, and 'appreciates it.']]


* VillainProtagonist

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* %%* VillainProtagonist


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* TheChessmaster: excels at this throughout the movie.

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* %%* TheChessmaster: excels Excels at this throughout the movie.



* ConsummateLiar: As a con man, he has to be, and he's good at it.

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* %%* ConsummateLiar: As a con man, he has to be, and he's good at it.



* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: He goes through quite a struggle throughout the movie but everything works out in his favor at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: His guilt regarding Carmine's arrest and loss of his friendship, combined with all the stressful events of the film, result in Irving opening a legitimate art gallery.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After confessing to [[spoiler:Carmine.]]

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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: He [[spoiler:He goes through quite a struggle throughout the movie but everything works out in his favor at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: His HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:His guilt regarding Carmine's arrest and loss of his friendship, combined with all the stressful events of the film, result in Irving opening a legitimate art gallery.]]
* %%* HeroicBSOD: After confessing to [[spoiler:Carmine.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Though, he does get better.]]

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* %%* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Though, he does get better.]]



* SirSwearsALot: Particularly towards Richie.
* VillainProtagonist
* YourCheatingHeart: He has a wife and adopted son, and a mistress.
** Though it's explained in the film that he's immensely dedicated to Sydney and would divorce Rosalyn in a moment if it weren't for the fact that he'd lose Danny in a custody battle. Having grown extremely protective of his adopted son, the last thing Irving wants is for him to be left alone with the unstable Rosalyn.

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* %%* SirSwearsALot: Particularly towards Richie.
* %%* VillainProtagonist
* YourCheatingHeart: He has a wife and adopted son, and a mistress.
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mistress. Though it's explained in the film that he's immensely dedicated to Sydney and would divorce Rosalyn in a moment if it weren't for the fact that he'd lose Danny in a custody battle. Having grown extremely protective of his adopted son, the last thing Irving wants is for him to be left alone with the unstable Rosalyn.



* AntiHero

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* %%* AntiHero



* DistractedByTheSexy: He has this reaction to Sydney many times throughout the film.
* [[spoiler:DrugsAreBad: His coke habit slips out of control as the film progresses, turning him into a ranting, unstable megalomaniac.]]

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* %%* DistractedByTheSexy: He has this reaction to Sydney many times throughout the film.
* [[spoiler:DrugsAreBad: His DrugsAreBad: [[spoiler:His coke habit slips out of control as the film progresses, turning him into a ranting, unstable megalomaniac.]]



* LargeHam

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* %%* LargeHam



* NotSoDifferent: He clearly thinks Irving's combover is ridiculous, but puts just as much effort into his own hair.
** This extends to their overall personalities and occupations in general. Though Irving is a career criminal, and Richie is in law enforcement, both ultimately prove to be self serving and manipulative opportunists.
* [[spoiler:OutGambitted: And ''how'', by the end of the movie.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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He clearly thinks Irving's combover is ridiculous, but puts just as much effort into his own hair.
** This extends Extends to their overall personalities and occupations in general. Though Irving is a career criminal, and Richie is in law enforcement, both ultimately prove to be self serving and manipulative opportunists.
* [[spoiler:OutGambitted: And %%* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:And ''how'', by the end of the movie.]]



* SmugSnake

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* %%* SmugSnake



* [[ConMan Con Woman]]: With Irving.
* ConsummateLiar: Comes with the territory of being a con-artist.

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* [[ConMan Con Woman]]: %%* ConMan: With Irving.
* %%* ConsummateLiar: Comes with the territory of being a con-artist.



* {{Fauxreigner}}: As 'Lady Edith Greensly'.

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* %%* {{Fauxreigner}}: As 'Lady Edith Greensly'.



** HeroicSeductress: Arguably, as [[spoiler: all she really wants in the end is to ensure she and Irving can live comfortably and free from the mob's notice and the FBI's radar.]] And unlike most Femmes, [[spoiler: she truly does love Irving and wants him to succeed with her.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]

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** HeroicSeductress: Arguably, as [[spoiler: all she really wants in the end is to ensure she and Irving can live comfortably and free from the mob's notice and the FBI's radar.]] And unlike most Femmes, [[spoiler: she truly does love Irving and wants him to succeed with her.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]
%%* EarnYourHappyEnding



* HeroicSeductress: Arguably, as [[spoiler: all she really wants in the end is to ensure she and Irving can live comfortably and free from the mob's notice and the FBI's radar.]] And unlike most Femmes, [[spoiler: she truly does love Irving and wants him to succeed with her.]]



* MatzoFever

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* %%* MatzoFever



* [[spoiler: NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Arguably the nicest most ''moral'' character in the story. Naturally he's the one who gets his political career ruined and faced with jail time.]]

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* [[spoiler: NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Arguably [[spoiler:Arguably the nicest most ''moral'' character in the story. Naturally he's the one who gets his political career ruined and faced with jail time.]]



* WideEyedIdealist: In stark contrast to everyone else in the movie.

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* %%* WideEyedIdealist: In stark contrast to everyone else in the movie.



* {{Hypocrite}}: She contradicts herself frequently.

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* %%* {{Hypocrite}}: She contradicts herself frequently.



* LargeHam

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* %%* LargeHam



* MsFanservice: Oh yes.

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* %%* MsFanservice: Oh yes.



* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: When he informs [=DiMaso=] that he's off the case, following Richie's most epic fuck-up.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: When TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:When he informs [=DiMaso=] that he's off the case, following Richie's most epic fuck-up.]]



* {{Badass}}: By reputation.
** BadassGrandpa: Well into his old age and still able to intimidate an entire room by presence alone.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: By reputation.
** * BadassGrandpa: Well into his old age and still able to intimidate an entire room by presence alone.



* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Though it may be due to him being GenreSavvy. He never touched any of the money that was going to be used in the sting operation, so therefore, legally, he couldn't be touched. However, he knew Irving eventually turned the tables on Richie, and made it a point to have Pete tell Irving that he was aware that Irving helped him out, and 'appreciates it.']]
* TheMafia

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* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini: Though it may be due to him being GenreSavvy. He never touched [[spoiler:touched any of the money that was going to be used in the sting operation, so therefore, legally, he couldn't be touched. However, he knew Irving eventually turned the tables on Richie, and made it a point to have Pete tell Irving that he was aware that Irving helped him out, and 'appreciates it.']]
* %%* TheMafia

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