History Film / WallStreet

26th Mar '16 10:05:18 AM skotchandsoda
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bud saves the airline, but is facing a jail term. Likewise, the airline workers have staved off unenployment, but are facing wage cutbacks.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bud saves the airline, but is facing a jail term. Likewise, the airline workers have staved off unenployment, unemployment, but are facing wage cutbacks.]]
17th Feb '16 8:51:49 AM FallenDelf
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'''Carl Fox''': What you see is a guy who never measured a man's success by the size of his ''wallet!''

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'''Carl Fox''': What you see is a guy who never measured a man's success by the size of his ''wallet!'''''''[[SuddenlyShouting WALLET!]]'''''
9th Nov '15 4:25:44 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Michael Douglas won the 1987 Oscar for Best Actor for his work on the film.



** [[spoiler:Subverted. The sequel reveals that Bud ''did'' serve prison time but after he served, he was released and then took over the airline. Through his leadership, the company became one of the wealthiest airlines in America. He then sold it and now he spends his days as a retired millionaire]].



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: While the movie goes to great length to depict the despicability of corporate raiding, it nevertheless motivated many aspiring young men with flexible morals to get into the exchange business.



* [[spoiler: HiddenWire]]

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* [[spoiler: HiddenWire]]HiddenWire: [[spoiler:Bud Fox uses a hidden wire during his final confrontation with Gordon Gekko, in a successful attempt to provoke Gekko into confessing his complicity in Fox's insider trading and Gekko's own criminal behavior.]]



* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: This is an anti-corporate, anti-capitalist movie produced by a major movie studio using corporate finance with the ultimate aim of making a profit.
** Actually, WordOfGod states that the film is actually more of a criticism of the cynical, quick-buck culture of the '80s business world, and is neither pro- nor anti- Wall Street. It was made to paint a picture of that world (the director's father was a stock broker himself), and leave viewers to form their own opinions. Given the many, many different views of the film, he's succeeded. There is probably a very high correlation between one's opinion of the film and one's economic views.



* NewEraSpeech: Three words: "Greed is good." Also the movie's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* NewEraSpeech: Three words: "Greed is good." Also the movie's CrowningMomentOfAwesome."



* PerpWalk: The scene mentioned above.

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* PerpWalk: The scene mentioned above.[[spoiler:Bud after he's arrested for insider trading.]]



* PresentDayPast: The film, released in late 1987, has an opening title saying the movie takes place in 1985. Yet within a minutes a character makes a reference to the ''Challenger'' disaster, which happened in early 1986.
** This was the result of adding the "1985" title after most of the film had been completed, as a way of setting it before a number of insider-trading scandals that had unfolded over the time the film was made.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Darien Taylor. The role earned Creator/DarylHannah that year's UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress, thus making this the only film to ever win both an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] and a Razzie.
** Oliver Stone even said he considered trading her with Sean Young, who plays Gekko's wife. Considering that Hannah later admitted her performance suffered because she disliked playing such a shallow character, and Young ended up stealing the costumes she wore after production wrapped because her part wasn't as big as she thought it would be, Stone probably should have.

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* PresentDayPast: The film, released in late 1987, has an opening title saying the movie takes place in 1985. Yet within a minutes a character makes a reference to the ''Challenger'' disaster, which happened in early 1986.
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1986. This was the result of adding the "1985" title after most of the film had been completed, as a way of setting it before a number of insider-trading scandals that had unfolded over the time the film was made.
made.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Darien Taylor. The role earned Creator/DarylHannah that year's UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress, thus making this the only film to ever win both an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] and a Razzie.\n** Oliver Stone even said he considered trading her with Sean Young, who plays Gekko's wife. Considering that Hannah later admitted her performance suffered because she disliked playing such a shallow character, and Young ended up stealing the costumes she wore after production wrapped because her part wasn't as big as she thought it would be, Stone probably should have.



---> '''Bud Fox''': What I see is a jealous old machinist who can't stand the fact that his son has become more successful than he has!
---> '''Carl Fox''': What you see is a guy who never measured a man's success by the size of his [[SuddenlyShouting WALLET]]!

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---> '''Bud -->'''Bud Fox''': What I see is a jealous old machinist who can't stand the fact that his son has become more successful than he has!
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'''Carl Fox''': What you see is a guy who never measured a man's success by the size of his [[SuddenlyShouting WALLET]]! ''wallet!''



* StatusCellPhone: Gordon has an extravagant, top-of-the-the-line, and brick-sized cell phone. This is used as a TechnologyMarchesOn gag in the sequel 'Money Never Sleeps' when he [[spoiler: is released from prison]] and gets said phone, now obsolete, returned to him.

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* StatusCellPhone: Gordon has an extravagant, top-of-the-the-line, and brick-sized cell phone. This is used as a TechnologyMarchesOn gag in the sequel 'Money Never Sleeps' when he [[spoiler: is released from prison]] and gets said phone, now obsolete, returned to him.
23rd Aug '15 10:11:06 AM RaiderDuck
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: When Gekko asks Fox to follow Lawrence Wildman around, Fox complains that he could lose his license and/or go to jail. In reality, there's nothing illegal about following someone around and noting that he ate lunch in a public restaurant with other people, as this is all publicly observable information. It would only be illegal if Fox was menacing Wildman in some way, and Fox tries ''not'' to be noticed by Wildman or anyone with him. The first illegal act Fox commits is searching his Roger's law firm's records (under the ruse of co-owning the cleaning company) and making copies of them for Gekko.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: When Gekko asks Fox to follow Lawrence Wildman around, Fox complains that he could lose his license and/or go to jail. In reality, there's nothing illegal about following someone around and noting that he ate lunch in a public restaurant with other people, as this is all publicly observable information. It would only be illegal if Fox was menacing Wildman in some way, and Fox tries ''not'' to be noticed by Wildman or anyone with him. The first illegal act Fox commits is searching his Roger's law firm's records (under the ruse of co-owning the cleaning company) and making copies of them for Gekko.
23rd Aug '15 10:10:11 AM RaiderDuck
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: When Gekko asks Fox to follow Lawrence Wildman around, Fox complains that he could lose his license and/or go to jail. In reality, there's nothing illegal about following someone around and noting that he ate lunch in a public restaurant with other people, as this is all publicly observable information. It would only be illegal if Fox was menacing Wildman in some way, and Fox tries ''not'' to be noticed by Wildman or anyone with him. The first illegal act Fox commits is searching his Roger's law firm's records (under the ruse of co-owning the cleaning company) and making copies of them for Gekko.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In particular, technology and the lifestyles of the wealthy seem to change more noticeably than other things do. Arguably, this is {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the first scene of the sequel, when Gekko gets back his [[TechnologyMarchesOn enormous cell phone]].



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Stone had written a subplot involving Fox having an affair with Gekko's wife (which would have explained Gekko's anger towards Fox in their final confrontation), but had to abandon it due to Charlie Sheen and Sean Young's hatred of each other (to the point where Sheen wrote "''I am a c**t''" on a piece of paper and surreptitiously stuck it on her back).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Stone had written a subplot involving Fox having an affair with Gekko's wife (which would have explained Gekko's anger towards Fox in their final confrontation), but had to abandon it due to Charlie Sheen and Sean Young's hatred of each other (to the point where Sheen wrote "''I am a c**t''" on a piece of paper and surreptitiously stuck it on her back).
23rd Aug '15 9:51:13 AM RaiderDuck
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* VictoryIsBoring: After winning the takeover battle, Gordon complains about how difficult it has been to turn around Teldar even after he's fired most of the management. For that reason he initially rebuffs Bud's suggestion that he buy and turn around BlueStar.

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* VictoryIsBoring: After winning the takeover battle, Gordon complains about how difficult it has been to turn around Teldar even after he's fired most of the management. For that reason he initially rebuffs Bud's suggestion that he buy and turn around BlueStar.
[=BlueStar=].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Stone had written a subplot involving Fox having an affair with Gekko's wife (which would have explained Gekko's anger towards Fox in their final confrontation), but had to abandon it due to Charlie Sheen and Sean Young's hatred of each other (to the point where Sheen wrote "''I am a c**t''" on a piece of paper and surreptitiously stuck it on her back).
19th Aug '15 8:16:20 AM redandready45
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8th Jun '15 10:02:35 PM redandready45
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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules:
---> '''Bud Fox''': What I see is a jealous old machinist who can't stand the fact that his son has become more successful than he has!
---> '''Carl Fox''': What you see is a guy who never measured a man's success by the size of his [[SuddenlyShouting WALLET]]!
20th May '15 5:44:25 PM nombretomado
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Darien Taylor. The role earned Creator/DarylHannah that year's UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress, thus making this the only film to ever win both an [[{{AcademyAward}} Oscar]] and a Razzie.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Darien Taylor. The role earned Creator/DarylHannah that year's UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress, thus making this the only film to ever win both an [[{{AcademyAward}} [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] and a Razzie.
20th May '15 5:43:54 PM nombretomado
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''Wall Street'' is a 1987 movie directed by Creator/OliverStone and starring Creator/MichaelDouglas (in an [[AcademyAward Oscar]]-winning performance) and Creator/CharlieSheen.

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''Wall Street'' is a 1987 movie directed by Creator/OliverStone and starring Creator/MichaelDouglas (in an [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]]-winning performance) and Creator/CharlieSheen.



* AcademyAward: Michael Douglas won the 1987 Oscar for Best Actor for his work on the film.

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* AcademyAward: UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Michael Douglas won the 1987 Oscar for Best Actor for his work on the film.
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