Wall Street

Wall Street

Money Never Sleeps

DVD - 2010
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Following a lengthy prison term, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Hoping to repair his relationship with his daughter, Winnie, Gekko forges an alliance with her fiance, Jake. But Winnie and Jake learn the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place at the top of Wall Street.

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Nursebob
Mar 10, 2018

Using skittish camerawork that taps into the nervous energy of New York’s stock exchange crowd both at work and at play, Stone fashions a hip Faustian melodrama in which Sheen’s exuberant youth is slowly corrupted by Douglas’ Mephistophelean tutelage. Boardrooms come to resemble luxurious aeries in which millionaire traders perch like birds of prey (or cunning parasites), fortunes are made and lost with the roll of a computer mouse or a whispered rumour, and everyone and everything can be expressed in terms of monetary value. Stone also throws in a few clever touches such as an eclectic background score that goes from Frank Sinatra to The Talking Heads and an oversized mural in Fox’s newly acquired penthouse that consists of distorted heads which seem to leer at him from every angle—even the names, Gekko and Fox, drip with irony. But the plot is an old cliché that has been retold under so many different guises that you just know how it’s all going to end and those “high tech” 80’s touches are distractingly retro (remember when portable phones were the size of bricks and onscreen computer text was livid green?). Then there’s Daryl Hannah’s monotone performance as Sheen’s opportunistic bedmate, a casting mistake so glaringly bad that it shadows an otherwise capable ensemble that includes Terence Stamp as a British shark, Sheen Sr. as Fox’s working class dad, and Hal Holbrook as an honest broker providing counterpoint to Douglas’ conniving.

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ecwalker
Dec 29, 2017

This is the second time I've checked out this DVD and same as the first it was too damaged to see all the way through. I had to watch the second half online. Aside from the DVD defects, it was a good movie to watch. It was just a lot of effort to see the whole movie. Santa Monica library should replace this DVD.

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firefly5
Dec 29, 2017

Too much dialogue without getting to the point. Not worth watching. Michael Douglas always plays the same type of character and he is never very likeable.

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SandraLH
Nov 13, 2017

Watched this movie again after seeing it on the big screen years ago. Loved the scene, when leaving prison, Gordon is handed his enormous mobile phone — I actually had one of those phones!! Pretty good movie, although a bit depressing, having experienced the crash. But, there’s a happy ending at least in the movie. In real life more people like Gekko should have gone to prison for destroying so many people’s lives.

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singidunum_25
Aug 10, 2017

Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered" is an old Wall Street saying that warns investors against excessive greed.
And history repeats itself over and over again....we live from one bubble burst to the next and hope to survive, while a privileged few keep gambling with our future! Pathetic! Great movie by Oliver Stone.

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steverino
Nov 05, 2015

For those who are unfamiliar with Wall Street (i.e. including myself), this film can be difficult to follow and seem "very slow moving" as one previous reviewer stated. However, the morals and lessons learned in the end are obvious, thereby making it an incredibly accurate representation of "The decade that made us."

Thoroughly excellent and HIGHLY recommended ...

Worth watching, but slow ending.

Awesome movie! Seen it six times.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Feb 01, 2015

Gordon Gekko's own our selected,not elected,politicians in Congress,the White House,and locally in real life period.They're LOBBYISTS,Elite bankers,and lawyers that sent our good paying jobs overseas that will never return period,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vicchu
Dec 04, 2014

A little trite...or dated, maybe: the bad guy's a little too bad, and there are some other non-surprising or non-believable plot elements. Still, well-paced and interesting to watch. What do you think: does the feds having the dope on the bad guy mean he goes to prison? Or (as in real life) not?

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Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

"You once told me never get emotional about stock, Gordon. Don't! The bid is 16 1/2 and going down. As your broker, I advise you to take it."

Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

"Never get emotional about stock, Buddy. You win a few, you lose a few, but you keep fighting and if you need a friend, get a dog."

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Gordon Gekko: Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs? They get slaughtered.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Gordon Gekko: It's not about the money - It's about the game.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Gordon Gekko: Someone reminded me I once said "Greed is good". Now it seems it's legal. Because everyone is drinking the same Kool Aid.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Jacob Moore: If it weren't for people who took risks, where would we be in this world?

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Gordon Gekko: Payback. Except I'm not in that business anymore - because the one thing I learned in jail is that money is not the prime asset in life. Time is.

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vmxoxo
Apr 12, 2011

I'm a hooker too.

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Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 22, 2011

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Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

A young, impressionable, naive stock broker learns that the path to hell is paved with good intentions. What he doesn't know, until it's too late, is that swimming in the deep end means that real people get hurt.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

To take down a merciless finance executive, a young trader agrees to a disgraced Wall street legend's proposal in exchange for the man to be reunited with his daughter, the trader's fiancée.

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