Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor. Written by
Shia LaBeouf's character Jacob Moore tells Bretton James (Josh Brolin) who is a fellow lover of motorcycle riding, that if James were to ride everyday for the rest of his life, James would still never be as good as Moore. This is based on the initial meeting between Bear Stearns executives Alan C. Greenberg and Jimmy Cayne. When Cayne was introduced to Greenberg following an interview for a sales position with the firm, Greenberg asked Cayne if he was a bridge player and how well did he play. Cayne responded "Mr. Greenberg, if you study bridge the rest of your life, if you play with the best partners and you achieve your potential, you will never play bridge like I play bridge." Greenberg so admired Cayne's confidence, he hired him on the spot. See more »
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Boring and very disappointing. I expected much more with such a talented cast and director. For me, this film fails in just about every respect and has absolutely none of the excitement and drama of the original Wall Street. I thought the plot was dull and plodding and the film staggered to a predictable conclusion. Michael Douglas didn't do his best work in the movie and that could partly be because he was feeling the effects of the cancer he is battling so he has a good excuse... but what's Oliver Stone's excuse for directing what, in my opinion, is at best a B movie? On the plus side the scenery and New York setting did add what little charm this film had. Too bad the script was formulaic and not worthy of the talent that produced and directed it.
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