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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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Oliver Stone
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Stratton ... Prison Cage Guard
Harry Kerrigan Harry Kerrigan ... Prison Guard
Michael Douglas ... Gordon Gekko
Carey Mulligan ... Winnie Gekko
Shia LaBeouf ... Jake Moore
Sunil Hirani Sunil Hirani ... Himself
Maria Bartiromo ... News Host
Austin Pendleton ... Dr. Masters
Thomas Belesis ... Zabel Trader
Frank Langella ... Louis Zabel
Eric Purcell Eric Purcell ... Jeweler
Christian Baha ... Hedge Fund Chief
John Buffalo Mailer ... Robby
Melissa Lee Melissa Lee ... Newscaster
Annika Pergament ... Reporter
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Gordon never gives up

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wall Street 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,011,188, 26 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,474,616, 19 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,748,021, 19 December 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Douglas's character delivers the great line of the 'Ninja generation' which refers to the millennial generation. Ninja is a financial term for a person with 'No income, no job and no assets.' The millennial generation will be remembered as the generation who were essentially bankrupted by their parents. 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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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Two Latin Lovers
Written by John Cacavas and Hal David
Courtesy of APM Music
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If pushed, I'll give it a three/ten
25 October 2010 | by wilsrSee all my reviews

Sequels rarely come out of a comparison looking good - and this one's no exception. The original Wall Street was a classic on several planes, but "Never Sleeps" just isn't.

Douglas, as usual, gives a strong and perceptive performance: he is backed up by the rest of the cast. The acting throughout is good.

So are the camera-work, the lighting, the sets and the locations.

The problem is in the direction: at 133 minutes this film doesn't have the meat to fill the time out. Twenty minutes could be cut and there would be little effect on the storytelling, there's so little of it. Visual metaphors come in chunks and, yes - we *do* get them. It's just that they don't advance the action: it's almost as if we've suddenly turned up at a powerpoint presentation.

And what on earth possessed Stone to spend so much time on aerial shots of the city? This isn't a travelogue, for God's sake. And exactly why is a slightly competitive motorbike ride brought into it? Because a couple of bikes happened to be available and the trees were turning? This is year 12 film club stuff, Oliver.

I gave this movie four out of ten, but, thinking about it i have come back to edit my review to a three. I'd better stay clear of IMDb or we could end up with one.....

The general feeling of drift was, for me, not exactly helped by a pretty ordinary soundtrack. Some of the dialogue is indistinguishable from the background track and, at times, the score is also a hindrance rather than a necessary part of the experience.

I have had to walk out of several films this last year: there are so few movies being made that justify anything like the moolah being spent on them. I stayed to the bitter end of "Never Sleeps" and will give it a generous four - but it won't be on my DVD Christmas list.


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