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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama | 24 September 2010 (USA)
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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Anonymous

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Gordon never gives up

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Wall Street 2  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,011,188 (USA) (26 September 2010)

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$52,474,616 (USA) (19 December 2010)
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Carl Quintana and Joe Kernan from CNBC shot scenes for the film, but did not make the final cut. See more »

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As Winnie was signing the paperwork for the 100 million in Zurich, the amount is listed as $100,000 and not $100,000,000; however, the form says "Please leave $100,000 in my account", which means approximately 100 million was indeed transferred. See more »

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Bretton James: Consider the motorcycle part of your severance pay.
Jacob Moore: Fuck you!
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Referenced in Weekend Weekend: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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Written by David Byrne, Darren House, Darren Kevin Rock and Ashley Hallam Beedle
Performed by X-Press2 feat. David Byrne
Courtesy of Skint Records
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Sterile film making at its worst
5 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of course i did not watch this hoping for a retread of the original. What would be the point of that? But all you are left with after watching this is two hours and thirteen minutes of further evidence for the terminal decline of Oliver Stones career.

The current banking/financial crisis forms the backdrop for Money Never Sleeps but is barely explored. The story is lumbered with relationship issues centred around Gekko's daughter which only serve to slow the film down and dissipate what little interest the movie generates.

Josh Brolin is served up as the villain but when the only victims of the villain shown on screen are fellow members of the financial services industry this hardly generates much in the way of sympathy. Stone also adds into the mix the 21st century tee shirts of political correctness and environmental issues. Yawn. As all the leading actors are horribly miscast contributing bland performances it's left to Michael Douglas to save the day. Alas an older and wiser Gekko is not what i particularly wanted to see and although he pulls off a sly trick three quarters of the way through Stone bottles it with the redemptive ending.

So in comparison, the original Wall Street was an engrossing rags to riches to rags morality play with characters you cared for including an unintentional anti hero. Money never sleeps is a corporate, empty, superficial snooze fest from a once great, but no longer, director.


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