Wall Street (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Oliver Stone Starring: Michael Douglas Charlie Sheen

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Wall Street

by Alex Chavarin on 10/23/2010

Michael Douglas puts on one great performance in this Oscar winning Movie. Gordon Gecko is born, and the real Wall Street is revealed for it's greedy true to life realization. A must see Movie for people that love the Stock Market, and are interested in our Nations Financial attitude. Read More

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Gordon Gecko

on 5/29/2012

The whole reason to watch this movie is Gordon Gecko. Michael Douglas has created an immortal character. Love him or hate him, he epitomizes the excesses of the 1980's, as well as the enemy of the "Occupy" movement we see today. A must see for anyone studying business or finance. Read More

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Product Overview

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Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 206231376
UPC 024543468073
UPC 14 00024543468073
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/31/2009
Rating Rating
Keywords
Betrayal
Big Business
Big City
Fathers And Sons
Money
Recommended
Road To Ruin
Scams And Cons
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Oliver Stone opened fire on the greed decade of the 1980s with this morality tale set on Wall Street. It stars Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox, an ambitious rookie stockbroker from a blue-collar background who is mesmerized by Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a Mephistophelean superbroker who specializes in corporate takeovers. Despite his initial resistance to Bud's entreaties, Gekko finally takes on the eager beaver as his protégé, schooling him in the kind of slash-and-burn maneuvers that have taken Gekko to the top. This style is far more attractive to Fox than the more prosaic but principled approach to investing preached by veteran Lou Mannheim (Hal Holbrook). And, at first, it's impossible to dispute his preference; as Bud's life moves into the fast lane, he quickly acquires an upscale apartment and a girlfriend to match, interior designer Darien (Darryl Hannah). But when Gekko demands that Bud not only break the law but directly undermine his union-leader father, Carl (Martin Sheen), and jeopardize the jobs and lives of his friends and family, he realizes that the cost of success might be more than he's willing to pay. WALL STREET is a riveting, testosterone-fueled tour of the Street's upper echelons, featuring standout performances by Michael Douglas and Martin Sheen.
Plot Summary
Summary Set during the height of the late 1980s insider-trading scandals, WALL STREET stars Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox, an ambitious young broker who falls under the spell of superbroker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Initially awed by the glitz and wealth of the older man, Bud is all too eager follow his commands, especially after enjoying their results. But he soon realizes that he too is merely a pawn in Gekko's game, as he labors frantically to disentangle his loved ones from the consequences of his own ambition.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Greed is good."--Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas)
Quote "The richest one percent of the country own half our country's wealth: five trillion dollars."--Gordon Gekko
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...Douglas puts his character's ideas across with such seductive self-assurance that conservatives could easily ignore the irony..." 05/17/1996 pp.68-9
Variety "...[WALL STREET] is as good a contemporary story as there is today..." 12/09/1987
Los Angeles Times "...It's a wizardly turn by Douglas..." 12/11/1987 p.C1
USA Today "...A richly cast sex-and-power melodrama..." 11/17/2000 p.13E
Premiere "[T]he 'greed is good' speech that Gekko delivers before an audience of corporate stockholders is a show-stopper." 04/01/2004 p.68
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film remains relevant and gripping....The script is endlessly quotable..." 05/01/2008 p.79
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Stone gets the details right....As social anthropology it rivals GOODFELLAS..." 10/01/2010
Directors
Oliver Stone
Actors
Michael Douglas
Charlie Sheen
Cast & Crew
Charlie Sheen - Actor
Claire Simpson - Editor
Daryl Hannah - Actor
Hal Holbrook - Actor
Hilda Stark - Art Director
James Spader - Actor
John Jay Moore - Art Director
Martin Sheen - Actor
Michael Douglas - Actor
Michael Flynn, et. al. - Producer
Oliver Stone - Writer
Oliver Stone - Director
Robert Richardson - Cinematographer
Sean Young - Actor
Stanley Weiser - Writer
Stewart Copeland - Original Music By
Terence Stamp - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1987
Catalog ID 2246807
UPC 00024543468073
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 125 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Winner (1988) Golden Globe, Michael Douglas, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,Oscar, Michael Douglas, Best Actor in a Leading Role
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Stone's "Wall Street" is a radical critique of the capitalist trading mentality, and it obviously comes at a time when the financial community is especially vulnerable. The movie argues that most small investors are dupes, and that the big market killings are made by men such as Gekko...Stone's most impressive achievement in this film is to allow all the financial wheeling and dealing to seem complicated and convincing, and yet always have it make sense...What's intriguing about "Wall Street" - what may cause the most discussion in the weeks to come - is that the movie's real target isn't Wall Street criminals who break the law. Stone's target is the value system that places profits and wealth and the Deal above any other consideration. His film is an attack on an atmosphere of financial competitiveness so ferocious that ethics are simply irrelevant, and the laws are sort of like the referee in pro wrestling - part of the show.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review It's the quintessential 1980s tale of avarice and conscienceless machinations. Oliver Stone's over-the-top film actually foreshadowed a grim reality -- it was released just before the stock market crash of 1987. The film quickly gained acclaim for its actors and director, and become synonymous with the "me" decade...The beginning of the end comes when Gekko formulates a plan to make Blue Star Airlines -- the company Bud's father, Carl (Martin Sheen), works for -- more profitable. Carl senses something unscrupulous about the deal and begs Bud to get out of it. He doesn't, and quickly discovers that Gekko intends to liquidate the company for his own profit. Proving what an adept student he was, Bud uses all he has learned from Gekko to get revenge, even though he hurts himself in the process.
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Reviewer Vanessa Vance
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Douglas,Michael
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Angie Errigo, Empire As with Platoon, Stone captures the horrific essence of an environment...Dazzling filmmaking.
Desson Howe, Washington Post ...[Sheen's] perfect as a greenhorn yuppie playing with the big guns. But the performance medal has to go to Douglas.
Mike Clark, USA Today It's slick, melodramatic, even inherently trashy - but a blue-chip moviegoer investment.
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