In the early 1990s, Jordan Belfort teamed with his partner Donny Azoff and started brokerage firm Stratford-Oakmont. Their company quickly grows from a staff of 20 to a staff of more than 250 and their status in the trading community and Wall Street grows exponentially. So much that companies file their initial public offerings through them. As their status grows, so do the amount of substances they abuse, and so do their lies. They draw attention like no other, throwing lavish parties for their staff when they hit the jackpot on high trades. That ultimately leads to Belfort featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, being called "The Wolf Of Wall St.". With the FBI onto Belfort's trading schemes, he devises new ways to cover his tracks and watch his fortune grow. Belfort ultimately comes up with a scheme to stash their cash in a European bank. But with the FBI watching him like a hawk, how long will Belfort and Azoff be able to maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles?Written by
When Donnie and Jordan are fighting each other under the influence of Lemmon 714, Jordan gets tangled up by a telephone cable. One cut later, the cable disappears and Jordan is able to move freely again. See more »
The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending. See more »
News reports in local media have said the version of the movie showing in Abu Dhabi cinemas removes 45 minutes of content. Aside from nudity and sexual situations, most of the edits come from the film's 600+ curse words. Time Out Abu Dhabi reported offensive language was removed by "either by muting the audio temporarily or chopping chunks from scenes mid sentence, which produces a jarring effect for viewers." See more »
Dubious entertainment, but so fast paced and manic I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Is this the same director who made The Silence, Kundun and Last Temptation? It's the flip side of his spiritual films, and in some ways seems equally if not more honest - not to real life, but to whatever makes Scorsese such an irresistible filmmaker.. The film feels like a teenage kid flashing a porno picture at you and laughing satanically because he knows you are tempted. Di Caprio gets his best role in a Scorsese film, more or less playing himself on overdrive. However, one can question the cynicism at the centre of the film merely by observing that most people would have died from that amount of drugs: Di Caprio comes out looking mildly haggard. Not do we see the repercussions of his betrayal of friends. Nor does the 'system' he uses to get super rich make any sense. Then again, stars barely seem to age and most build their fortunes on a minimum amount of talent fine tuned to last indefinitely, so maybe their greed for success, talent for swindling and being selfish does work in keeping one young, and Belfort's story is also at the heart of Hollywood and what attracted Scorsese et all. Who cares, enjoy the film.
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