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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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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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mentor | greed | crisis | economy | money | See All (63) »

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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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£675,549 (UK) (15 October 2010)

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$52,474,616 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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In preparation for his role, Shia LaBeouf worked extensively with traders and researchers on the world of finance and economy. He even invested 20,000 dollars, and ended up making more than 400,000 dollars. A few people who trained him were later arrested for illegal acts of trading. See more »

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In several of the close-up shots of Jake on his motorcycle you can clearly see a dolly with the camera crew in the reflection in Jake's helmet visor. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Gekko: Hey, hey, stay positive, pal.
Gordon Gekko: Most people, they lose,they whine and quit.
Gordon Gekko: But you got to be there for the turns.
Gordon Gekko: Everybody's got good luck, everybody's got bad luck.
Gordon Gekko: Don't run when you lose.Don't whine when it hurts.
Gordon Gekko: It's like the first grade, Jerry.
Gordon Gekko: Nobody likes a crybaby.
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Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Highs and Lows, It's All Wall Street
28 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the original Wall Street (1987) director Oliver Stone presented a dire warning for Wall Street brokers everywhere. It came at a time when the financial bubble was close to bursting, and a healthy dose of Oliver Stone's traditionally moral spinning plots seemed both relevant and necessary. While practically all sequels are relevant, very few can claim to be necessary, and it's in the majority that Money Never Sleeps unfortunately falls.

On paper it's a thriller as cold as cash and as calculating as the most experienced of any of Wall Street's real brokers, with Michael Douglas's Gekko as good as it gets to the definitive anti-hero of the financial age. Gekko is just as complicated and compelling as when we left him, all the way back in 1987.

It's a shame then that his vehicle this time round is a slow and derivative script with believability issues uncharacteristic of the usually well-researched Stone. In revisiting Wall Street, Stone seemingly attempts the impossible task of fully comprehending it. It leaves us with a baggy, unbalanced yet ambitious film that spikes at some occasional highs, and bottoms out at some bankrupt lows.


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