A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which puts him on the fast track to success. But the job might not be as legitimate as it first appeared to be.
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 who takes the youth under his wing.
A macho cruiser comes of age. Frustrated by the repetitious grind of one night stands and aimless hustling, study drug dealer Rick is looking for meaning and intimacy in his life. Like his ... See full summary »
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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Seth Davis is a college dropout running an illegal casino from his rented apartment. Driven by his domineering father's disapproval at his illegitimate existence and his desire for serious wealth, Seth suddenly finds himself seduced by the opportunity to interview as a trainee stock broker from recent acquaintance Greg (Nicky Katt). Walking into the offices of JT Marlin, a small time brokerage firm on the outskirts of New York - Seth gets an aggressive cameo performance from Jim (Ben Affleck) that sets the tone for a firm clearly placing money above all else. Seth's fractured relationship with his father and flirtatious glances from love interest Abbie (Nia Long) are enough to keep Seth motivated in his newfound career. As he begins to excel and develop a love for the hard sale and high commission, a few chance encounters lead Seth to question the legitimacy of the firm's operations - placing him once again at odds with his father and what remains of his morality. With homages to Wall...Written by
Giovanni Ribisi and Tom Everett Scott appeared in That Thing You Do! (1996). Ribisi played Chad, the band's original drummer, who was replaced by Guy Patterson, played by Scott. See more »
Warrants issued by a judge for the wiretaps are never mentioned. See more »
[Exchanging money for poker chips]
Give me four hundred
What about the betting?
What were you thinking?
I don't know, five hundred max?
We don't usually service that level of action but I hate to turn away a new customer the thing is we might not have enough cash to settle you at the end of the night.
That's ok you can just pay me tomorrow
How much you want?
[Tosses a roll of cash on the table]
You had to do it, make me look like I'm at the kiddie table
"The shoe fits,"kid
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At the start of the film, the New Line Cinema studio logo features the faces from various U.S. Dollar bills, and the studio fanfare music uses a hip-hop "scratch" sound effect. See more »
DVD features deleted scenes not included in original theatrical version:
After the toast at the hotel, you see the guys in the hotel room with the prostitutes and guys outside the room cheering and hollering.
When Seth, Chris, and the guys go out to celebrate Seth passing the series 7, there is several minutes worth of footage of the guys just driving around and then going into the restaurant where Richie offends the Hostess .
A scene with some of Seth's customers talking in school.
An alternate ending showing Seth leaving the building and passing Harry who is carrying a gun on his way into the office.
I gave it a 7. It was a decent movie. Ben Affleck (or however you spell it) was a fresh surprise. All of the actors did a hell of a job, but it could have been put together a little better. The subplots killed it for me. Not very believable and not real deep. Well worth renting though. The scam they were pulling was a little bit too complicated for me, and they brushed over it. Also, the relationship friction between the main character Seth and his father was over done and not really believable. The "Wall Street" scene was totally stupid too. All these goofs watching Michael Douglas and quoting the film line for line. Too much. Maybe the Godfather, but not Wall Street.
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