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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.


Martin Scorsese


Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Jordan Belfort
Jonah Hill ... Donnie Azoff
Margot Robbie ... Naomi Lapaglia
Matthew McConaughey ... Mark Hanna
Kyle Chandler ... Agent Patrick Denham
Rob Reiner ... Max Belfort
Jon Bernthal ... Brad
Jon Favreau ... Manny Riskin
Jean Dujardin ... Jean Jacques Saurel
Joanna Lumley ... Aunt Emma
Cristin Milioti ... Teresa Petrillo
Christine Ebersole ... Leah Belfort
Shea Whigham ... Captain Ted Beecham
Katarina Cas ... Chantalle
P.J. Byrne ... Nicky Koskoff ('Rugrat')


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 halo1k

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Earn. Spend. Party. See more »


Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt auditioned for a role. See more »


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 »


Donnie Azoff: Jesus Christ, I think you have a fuckin' drug problem.
Jordan Belfort: Where are the 'ludes'?
Donnie Azoff: They're up my ass. Don't worry about it, I got it.
Jordan Belfort: [sigh of relief] Thank God.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »


References Heat (1995) See more »


I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
(from Popeye Meets Hercules (1948))
Written by Samuel Lerner (as Sammy Lerner)
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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4 December 2020 | by edgeofrealitySee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

25 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,361,578, 29 December 2013

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2.39 : 1
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