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Wall Street Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Hal Holbrook

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Wall Street

The heavy hand of Oliver Stone created this high-energy vehicle for Michael Douglas' 1987's "Best Actor" performance as Gordon Gecko, a juggernaut Wall Street wheeler-dealer (“lunch is for wimps”). Impressed with admirer Bud Fox's (Charlie Sheen) resourcefulness, Gecko permits him into his office, warning, “I see a hundred deals a day; maybe I pick one.” Gecko gradually mentors Bud in the fine art of insider trader; especially since Bud's father (Martin Sheen) is a senior airline mechanic who has the skinny on which routes his company may be losing.

Bud is so seduced by Gecko's charisma and lifestyle that he justifies betraying his father. Moreover, Gecko gives Bud a blank check if he can find a way, legal or otherwise, to learn the details of a rival's deal. He then invites Bud to watch as he rubs all this in the face of this adversary who once bested him in a real estate deal.

As cold-callers twice Bud's age see their heads roll, Bud is making commissions faster than he can sign a Central Park lease where he entertains Darien (Darryl Hannah), another Gecko perk. But when he realizes the extent of Gecko's ruthlessness, it is far too late.
This report prepared by Angry Jim Magin








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Script Analysis of Wall Street

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Getting ahead in:    -   wall street Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   businessman gone bad    -   businessman, corrupt/bad    -   stockbroker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   salesman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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