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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?


During the kissing scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Joanna Lumley, DiCaprio was so nervous that the scene required a reported 27 takes to get it right. See more »


The original Forbes magazine article on Belfort (October 14, 1991) was NOT titled "The Wolf of Wall Street", it was titled: "Steaks, Stocks -- What's the Difference?". In fact, Belfort was never known as "The Wolf of Wall Street" during his career. The article's author, Roula Khalaf, did call him a "twisted Robin Hood who takes money from the rich and gives to himself and his merry band of brokers", which he complains about to Teresa. However, Belfort was actually upset not because he was depicted in a bad light, but because Khalaf had exposed the shenanigans of Stratton Oakmont and its use of the "pump and dump" technique. See more »


Jordan Belfort: [dubious] S-so if I, if I sell a stock at $10,000, my commission is 5,000 bucks.
Dwayne: If you sell $10,000 worth of this stock, I will personally give you a blowjob for free
[Jordan laughs]
Dwayne: ... and I hope it happens.
[both laugh]
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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 »


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Oscar worthy
29 December 2020 | by karolin-99263See all my reviews

The movie Leonardo DiCaprio should have gotten an Oscar for. His portrayal of the character is perfect. The movie is well-written, leaving no details out of the original story. Martin Scorsese never fails to impress. One of the only example where the movie is better than the book. The movie never gets boring, I could watch this anytime.

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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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