Wall Street (1987)
Front Cover Actor
Charlie Sheen Bud Fox
Michael Douglas Gordon Gekko
Daryl Hannah Darien Taylor
Martin Sheen Carl Fox
Terence Stamp Sir Larry Wildman
Sean Young Kate Gekko
Sylvia Miles Realtor
James Spader Roger Barnes
Hal Holbrook Lou Mannheim
John C. McGinley Marvin
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Oliver Stone
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Run Time 126 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
"Greed is Good." This is the credo of the aptly named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the antihero of Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is idolized by young-and-hungry broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). Inveigling himself into Gekko's inner circle, Fox quickly learns to rape, murder and bury his sense of ethics. Only when Gekko's wheeling and dealing causes a near-tragedy on a personal level does Fox "reform"-though his means of destroying Gekko are every bit as underhanded as his previous activities on the trading floor. Director Stone, who cowrote Wall Street with Stanley Weiser, has claimed that the film was prompted by the callous treatment afforded his stockbroker father after 50 years in the business; this may be why the film's most compelling scenes are those between Bud Fox and his airline mechanic father (played by Charlie Sheen's real-life dad Martin). Ironically, Wall Street was released just before the October, 1987 stock market crash. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 216
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 024543006312
Release Date 2/4/2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Closed-captioned Dolby