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Wall Street -- An impatient young stockbroker tries to rise to the top by adopting the credo "greed is good" from his mentor, only to find his life falling to pieces in the process.
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Wall Street -- A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.


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Every dream has a price.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlie Sheen ... Bud Fox

Tamara Tunie ... Carolyn

Franklin Cover ... Dan
Chuck Pfeiffer ... Chuckie (as Chuck Pfeifer)

John C. McGinley ... Marvin

Hal Holbrook ... Lou Mannheim

James Karen ... Lynch
Leslie Lyles ... Natalie

Michael Douglas ... Gordon Gekko
Faith Geer ... Natalie's Assistant
Frank Adonis ... Charlie
John Capodice ... Dominick

Martin Sheen ... Carl Fox

Suzen Murakoshi ... Girl in Bed
Dani Klein ... Receptionist
François Giroday ... Alex

Josh Mostel ... Ollie

Ann Talman ... Susan
Lisa Zebro ... Gina
Rocco Ancarola ... Maitre'd '21' (as Rocco Anacarola)
Martin Sherman ... Banker at '21'
Monique van Vooren ... Woman at '21'
Derek Keir ... Busboy at '21'

Andrea Thompson ... Hooker

Lauren Tom ... Lady Broker

George Blumenthal ... Broker in Locker Room

Terence Stamp ... Sir Larry Wildman
George Vlachos ... Maitre'd 'Le Cirque'
Liliane Montevecchi ... Woman at 'Le Cirque'
Ronald von Klaussen ... Airline Mechanic (as Ronald Von Klaussen)
Michael O'Donoghue ... Reporter
Pirie MacDonald ... TV Business Analyst
Thomas Anderson ... Butler

Sean Young ... Kate Gekko

Cecilia Peck ... Candice Rogers

Paul Guilfoyle ... Stone Livingston

Annie McEnroe ... Muffie Livingston

Daryl Hannah ... Darien Taylor
Jack Pruett ... Sam Ruspoli
Ronald Yamamoto ... Houseboy

James Spader ... Roger Barnes
Yanni Sfinias ... Panos

Grant Shaud ... Young Broker

Carol Schneider ... Paralegal

Saul Rubinek ... Harold Salt

Sean Stone ... Rudy Gekko
Astrid De Richemonte ... Nicole
Adelle Lutz ... Janet

Sylvia Miles ... Dolores the Realtor
Christopher Burge ... Auctioneer
Richard Feigen ... Bidder at Auction
James Rosenquist ... Artist at Auction
John Galateo ... SEC Man

Richard Dysart ... Cromwell
Marlena Bielinska ... Woman in Plane
William G. Knight ... Duncan Wilmore
Jean De Baer ... Toni Carpenter
Bruce Daniel Diker ... Young Lawyer (as Bruce Diker)
Jeff Beck ... Investment Banker
Diego Del Vayo ... Commercial Banker

Millie Perkins ... Mrs. Fox

Pat Skipper ... Postal Inspector
John Deyle ... U.S. Attorney
Michael A. Raymond ... Trader - New York Stock Exchange
Eugene Dumaresq ... Trader - New York Stock Exchange
Lefty Lewis ... Trader - New York Stock Exchange
Mike Rutigliano ... Trader - New York Stock Exchange (as Michael Rutigliano)
Heather Evans ... Trader - Office
Ken Lipper ... Trader - Office

Donnie Kehr ... Trader - Office (as Don Kehr)
Elise Richmond ... Trader - Office
David Logan ... Trader - Office
Paul Kawecki ... Trader - Office
Dickson Shaw ... Trader - Office

Patrick Weathers ... Trader - Office

Jill Dalton ... Trader - Office
Allan Salkin ... Trader - Office

Oliver Stone ... Trader - Office

Michael C. Mahon ... Trader - Office

Jeff Rector ... Trader - Office
Pamela Riley ... Trader - Office
Jon Wool ... Trader - Office
James Bulleit ... Elevator Person (as Jim Bulleit)

Alexandra Neil ... Elevator Person

Sam Ingraffia ... Elevator Person

Anna Levine ... Elevator Person

Byron Utley ... Elevator Person
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Adam Glover ... Evan Morrissey (uncredited)

David Hummel ... Stock Broker (uncredited)
Erville Light ... Herself (uncredited)
Kevin Michael Moran ... Business Man (uncredited)
Chris Nelson Norris ... Health Club Attendant (uncredited)

Bill Phillips ... Chronicle Reporter (uncredited)

Helen Proimos ... Race Fan (uncredited)
Ron Turek ... Stock Broker (uncredited)

Directed by
Oliver Stone 
Writing credits
Stanley Weiser (written by) &
Oliver Stone (written by)

Produced by
Michael Flynn .... associate producer
A. Kitman Ho .... co-producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Claire Simpson 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia  (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins 
Production Design by
Stephen Hendrickson 
Art Direction by
John Jay Moore 
Hilda Stark 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom 
Susan Bode 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Anthony Cortino .... hair stylist
Production Management
David Epstein .... post-production supervisor
Judith Stevens .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vebe Borge .... second second assistant director
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director (as Steve Lim)
Michael Samson .... dga trainee
Amy Sayres .... second assistant director
Art Department
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as Jim Archer)
Joe Archer .... set dresser
Elisa Nevel Demarest .... scenic artist (as Elisa Nevel)
Jack Finnerty .... shop electrician
Jim Fredericks .... set dresser
Paul Gaily .... set dresser
Gilbert Gertsen .... carpenter (as Gil Gertsen)
Thomas E. Halligan .... construction grip (as Tom Halligan)
Clifford Klatt .... set dresser (as Cliff Klatt)
Robert H. Klatt .... set dresser (as Bob Klatt)
Steve Krieger .... set dresser
Sancha Mandy .... art department coordinator
Charles E. McCarry .... art director: New York
Tom McDermott .... props
William Meyerson .... set dresser
Robert 'Pete' Miller .... head construction grip
Billy Puzo .... master scenic artist
James St. Clair .... stand-by scenic
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Dick Tice .... lead set dresser
Lohr Wilson .... scenic artist
Paul Wilson .... set dresser
Thomas Wright .... property master
Travis Wright .... props
Anthony Zappia .... chief carpenter
Scott Gertsen .... carpenter (uncredited)
Manny Sanchez .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Arthur Bloom .... sound recordist
Alice Clift .... foley artist
Gordon Daniel .... supervising sound editor
Greg Dillon .... sound editor
Denis Dutton .... sound editor (as Dennis Dutton)
John Fundus .... boom operator
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Charles 'Bud' Grenzbach)
David Hawkins .... sound editor
Dean G. Manly .... assistant sound editor (as Dean Manly)
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Troy Porter .... foley mixer
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward L. Sandlin .... sound editor (as Edward Sandlin)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John 'Doc' Wilkinson)
Visual Effects by
Andrew Francis .... digital colorist (uncredited)
Jim Lovelett .... stunt coordinator
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator
Gene Harrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ricki-Ellen Brooke .... second assistant camera
Sandy Brooke .... first assistant camera
Christopher Dolan .... electrician (as Chris Dolan)
James 'Packy' Dolan .... gaffer
James P. Dolan .... best boy electric
Richard Dolan .... electrician (as Rich Dolan)
Ronald Dolan .... electrician (as Ron Dolan)
Chris Hayes .... camera operator
Thomas Jirgal .... grip (as Thomas 'Casey' Jirgal)
Robert McGavin .... electrician (as Bob McGavin)
Mike Miller .... key grip (as Michael Miller)
James Pollard .... best boy grip
Paul Postelnicu .... camera trainee
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer
Robert Sciretta .... electrician (as Bob Sciretta)
Newton Thomas Sigel .... director of photography: second unit (as Tom Sigel)
Rick Whitfield .... video technician
Mik Cribben .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Steven Search .... cam-remote tech (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... additional casting
Heidi Levitt .... principal casting assistant
Victoria Thomas .... casting consultant
Katherine Venti .... principal casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor
Judy L. Ruskin .... assistant costume designer (as Judy Wong)
Ursula Schrader .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ursula 'Kiki' Schrader)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... additional negative cutter
David Brenner .... additional film editor (as David S. Brenner)
Elizabeth Carr .... post-production assistant
Bob Hagans .... color timer: De Luxe
Joe Hutshing .... associate editor: Los Angeles
Mark Livolsi .... apprentice editor: New York
Julie Monroe .... assistant editor
Mark Nakamine .... digital color correction
Tom San Martin .... negative cutter
Pietro Scalia .... assistant editor
Anthony Sherin .... apprentice editor
Arnold Shuster .... negative cutter (as Arnold Schuster)
Judy Silberstein .... associate editor: New York
Francine Taylor .... post-production coordinator
Amy Urena .... post-production assistant
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor: Technicolor
Bob Wolfrum .... negative cutter
Music Department
Budd Carr .... music supervisor
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Nicola Freegard .... music coordinator (as Niki Freegard)
Kenneth Hall .... supervising music editor
Antonio Carlos Jobim .... composer: party music
Jeff Seitz .... music co-producer
Jeff Seitz .... music engineer
Transportation Department
John Leonidas .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jeff Beck .... technical advisor
Marion Billings .... publicity consultant (as Marion S. Billings)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Celia D. Costas .... location manager (as Celia Costas)
Peter DePalma .... assistant: Mr. Douglas
Elon Dershowitz .... executive assistant
Bruce Devan .... executive assistant
Liz Dixon .... dialogue consultant
Richard Dooley .... assistant location manager
Lenard Dorfman .... location staff
David H Dreyfuss .... video segment producer (as David H Dreyfuss)
Cilista Eberle .... accounting assistant
Heather Evans .... technical advisor
Josh Gotbaum .... technical advisor
Robert Grindrod .... accounting assistant
Ken Haber .... location manager (as Kenneth Haber)
Fred Havens .... technical consultant
Nancy Huang .... technical advisor: Daryl Hannah
Andrea Jaffe .... publicity consultant
Laura Keegan .... craft service
Don Lee .... production staff
Ken Lipper .... chief technical advisor
Kathy Lorelli .... production staff
Charles M. Lum .... location staff (as Charles Lum)
Deborah Lupard .... production staff
George Wild Markham .... production staff
Jackie Martin .... production coordinator
Paige Martinez .... production staff
Joe McDougall .... production staff
Owen Morrissey .... technical advisor
Eric Myers .... publicist
Dan Perri .... main and end title sequences
Dan Perri .... montage creator
Martha Pinson .... script supervisor
Anthony Sabatini Jr. .... computer image designer
Sandra Maltz Saccio .... assistant: Mr. Pressman (as Sandra Maltz)
David Satin .... engineer: computer display
Elisabeth Seldes .... assistant: Mr. Stone (as Elisabeth H. Seldes)
Barbara-Ann Stein .... production accountant
Neri Kyle Tannenbaum .... production office assistant
Neal Thompson .... assistant: Dan Perri
Joseph Trammell .... chief video coordinator (as Joe Trammell)
Suzannah Troy .... craft service
Susan Weiser-Finley .... technical consultant
Neal Weisman .... publicity coordinator
Sandy Wexler .... technical advisor
Steve White .... art handler
Kate Yatsko .... production staff
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator (uncredited)
Tim Tyler .... location assistant (uncredited)
Alan Flusser .... special thanks
Louis Stone .... dedicatee
Ermenegildo Zegna .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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According to Oliver Stone, he was "making a movie about sharks, about feeding frenzies. Bob [director of photography Robert Richardson] and I wanted the camera to become a predator. There is no letup until you get to the fixed world of Charlie's father, where the stationary camera gives you a sense of immutable values". The director saw Wall Street as a battle zone and "filmed it as such" including shooting conversations like physical confrontations and in ensemble shots had the camera circle the actors "in a way that makes you feel you're in a pool with sharks".See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Bud Fox first talks to Roger Barnes in his office, a lighting stand is reflected in the computer monitor on the desk.See more »
[first lines]
Businesswoman #1:[a crowd of businessmen stampede into an elevator] Excuse me.
Businessman #1:Easy!
Businesswoman #2:Excuse me!
Businessman #2:Thank you.
Businesswomen #3:Sorry!
Businessman #3:Easy!
Businessman #4:Easy!
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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Casualties Of Capitalism, 18 September 2005
Author: Bill Slocum ( from Greenwich, CT United States

With his diabolical charm, slicked-back hair, city-college chip on his shoulder, and era-defining "greed-is-good" mantra, Gordon Gekko may by one of the all-time great film roles. Michael Douglas's performance as Gekko won a deserved Oscar in 1988 and makes "Wall Street" required viewing.

There are two schools of thought when it comes to money. Some economists argue money is an expanding resource, and prosperity a rising tide that lifts all boats. For Gekko, the truth is simpler and more brutal: The rich get richer off the backs of everyone else. "Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred," he tells his young protégé Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen).

No question writer-director Oliver Stone feels the same way, as he presents this tale of wealth acquisition at its very apex, lower Manhattan circa 1985. In practically every frame showcasing the opulent world Gekko travels can be glimpsed beggars, fishermen, window washers, people who never will have access to the white-collar lifestyles their lowly status perversely enables for others.

For some, this zero-sum take of America clouds their enjoyment of "Wall Street" the movie. It shouldn't. You don't have to buy Shakespeare's version of history in "Richard III" to enjoy the morally bankrupt character at its center, and you don't need to adopt Stone's philosophy to enjoy Gekko.

In fact Stone's attitude about the Street, presented here as a kind of Hogarth caricature, helps make the film so entertaining. He captures the scenes of floor trading and calls and puts in journalistic detail, but leaves room for the human equation. And he has fun, a lot of fun, especially with Gekko, a character who makes you laugh with his pithy comments even as he sets about using poor Fox as a human ashtray.

On an upcoming charity event for the Bronx Zoo: "That's the thing about WASPs. They hate people, but they love animals." On a rival: "If he was in the funeral business, no one would ever die!" To Fox: "You had what it took to get into my office, sport, the question is do you have what it takes to stay."

Fox wants to stay, and allows no SEC regulation to block his wayward path. Stone's father was a stockbroker, and so the director takes special care to show us that all Wall Streeters aren't bad. There's Hal Holbrook, almost too saintly and somewhat detached from day-to-day business of his brokerage house to the point he seems a slumming B-school don. John C. McGinley delivers a standout performance as a vulgar, greedy friend of Fox's who we nevertheless find ourselves sympathetic to, especially as Fox ditches him for Gekko.

But of course it's really Gekko's world, as we watch him at his desk, punching telephone-line buttons and encouraging subordinates to "rip their throats out," checking his blood pressure with one hand while smoking a cigarette in the other. His centerpiece moment, his speech to the stockholders at Teldar Paper, is a compelling soliloquy not because it showcases his brutality but because it allows him a chance to explain his philosophy in a way that sounds logical, even honorable, until you think through the implications. That's Stone's screen writing at its best.

Sheen is also masterful in his role, playing the naive waif who wants to swim with the sharks and thus giving Douglas daylight to run. Too bad there's a tacked-on romance that never really works, in part because the character of Darien Taylor is not well developed, in part because Darryl Hannah hadn't yet met Quentin Tarantino. The ending is a bit too neat, and loses the subtlety that makes the rest of the film so good.

But the heck with subtlety when you have Gordon Gekko. Douglas is the reason for watching "Wall Street," and a terrific one. Just watch the way he looks at Bud, eyebrows raised to hold a pregnant silence, or enjoys the discomfort of his arbitrager-rival Sir Larry (a solid Terence Stamp). Stone knew what he had here, and makes the most of it. As a twisted morality tale, "Wall Street" is a thrilling, scenic ride down a dark and dangerous road.

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