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Wall Street

Wall Street

Oliver Stone (1987)

125min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Oliver Stone opted for a change of direction following the Oscar-winning success of his Vietnam War drama Platoon with this stylish morality tale about insider trading - a topical subject at the time. Charlie Sheen gives a believable performance as the gullible broker who's prepared to break the law in pursuit of riches, and he's matched by his father Martin (also playing his screen father) as the blue-collar union representative who takes a dim view of his son's wheeler-dealing. Stealing the show, however, is Oscar winner Michael Douglas, who is memorable as ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko. Unusually, Stone's trademark neurotic camera movements actually seem appropriate here as the film details the titanic struggle for good over greed.

Summary

An inexperienced financial trader is taken under the wing of a corrupt New York corporate raider, who draws him into the shady world of illegal insider dealing with promises of money and power. But the trainee stockbroker questions the morality of his actions when the consequences of a deal strike close to home. Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning drama, starring Michael Douglas, father and son Martin and Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Terence Stamp.

Cast & Crew

Gordon Gekko Michael Douglas (1)
Bud Fox Charlie Sheen
Darien Taylor Daryl Hannah
Carl Fox Martin Sheen
Sir Larry Wildman Terence Stamp
Lou Mannheim Hal Holbrook
Kate Gekko Sean Young
Roger Barnes James Spader
Sylvie Drimmer Sylvia Miles
Cromwell Richard Dysart
Harold Salt Saul Rubinek
Ollie Josh Mostel
Director Oliver Stone
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Guidance: Swearing, a sex scene, nudity, drug abuse. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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