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23rd Jul '17 6:06:39 AM Njein
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** {{Greed}}. Being a CorruptCorporateExecutive, this is Gekko's biggest flaw, as he is solely driven by using Bud Fox to obtain information by illegal methods to make a quick profit. His NewEraSpeech even exemplifies his MO: "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."

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** {{Greed}}. Being a CorruptCorporateExecutive, this is Gekko's biggest flaw, as he is solely driven by using Bud Fox to obtain information by illegal methods to make a quick profit. His NewEraSpeech even exemplifies his MO: "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."" [[spoiler:And it ultimately costs him his career, family and reputation, [[Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps as shown in the beginning of the sequel]].]]
23rd Jul '17 6:01:07 AM Njein
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** {{Greed}}. Being a CorruptCorporateExecutive, this is Gekko's biggest flaw, as he is solely driven by using Bud Fox to obtain information by illegal methods to make a quick profit. His NewEraSpeech even exemplifies his MO: "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When Bud learns that Gekko plans to drive Bluestar Airlines into bankruptcy (and leave his father and the entire Bluestar staff unemployed), he is angered by Gekko's deceit, and racked with the guilt of being an accessory to Bluestar's destruction. Bud chooses his father over his mentor and resolves to disrupt Gekko's plans by devising a plan to drive up Bluestar's stock before manipulating it back down.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When Bud learns that Gekko plans to drive Bluestar Airlines into bankruptcy (and leave his father and the entire Bluestar staff unemployed), he is angered by Gekko's deceit, and racked with the guilt of being an accessory to Bluestar's destruction. Bud chooses his father over his mentor and resolves to disrupt Gekko's plans by devising concocting a plan to drive up Bluestar's stock before manipulating it back down.]]
23rd May '17 4:37:39 AM Njein
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Bud learns that Gekko plans to drive Bluestar Airlines into bankruptcy (and leave his father and the entire Bluestar staff unemployed), he is angered by Gekko's deceit, and racked with the guilt of being an accessory to Bluestar's destruction. Bud chooses his father over his mentor and resolves to disrupt Gekko's plans by devising a plan to drive up Bluestar's stock before manipulating it back down.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When [[spoiler:When Bud learns that Gekko plans to drive Bluestar Airlines into bankruptcy (and leave his father and the entire Bluestar staff unemployed), he is angered by Gekko's deceit, and racked with the guilt of being an accessory to Bluestar's destruction. Bud chooses his father over his mentor and resolves to disrupt Gekko's plans by devising a plan to drive up Bluestar's stock before manipulating it back down.]]



* [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice Job Fixing It, Gordon]]: [[spoiler:Good luck, Gordon. You unknowingly spilled the beans on your own crimes and sealed your own fate to a long prison sentence, thanks to a HiddenWire Bud was wearing during your final confrontation with him.]]

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* [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice Job Fixing It, Gordon]]: NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Good luck, Gordon. You unknowingly spilled the beans on your own crimes and sealed your own fate to a long prison sentence, thanks to a HiddenWire Bud was wearing during your final confrontation with him.]]



* 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 reason, he initially rebuffs Bud's suggestion that he buy and turn around [=BlueStar=].
12th May '17 7:44:43 PM Njein
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'''Gekko''': [[spoiler:''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Bud a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!''''' ''[calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?]]\\

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'''Gekko''': -->'''Gekko''': [[spoiler:''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Bud a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!''''' ''[calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?]]\\
10th May '17 7:58:18 PM Njein
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: If you were to go by the earlier scenes in the movie, you would think that none of Bud's coworkers have any semblance of morality. [[spoiler:However, towards the end of the movie, when they all find out about Bud's involvement in fraud, almost everyone in the office is giving him a cold stare.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: If you were to go by the earlier scenes in the movie, you would think that none of Bud's coworkers have any semblance of morality. [[spoiler:However, towards the end of the movie, when they all find out about Bud's involvement in securities fraud, almost everyone in the office is giving him a cold stare.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Bud learns that Gekko plans to drive Bluestar Airlines into bankruptcy (and leave his father and the entire Bluestar staff unemployed), he is angered by Gekko's deceit, and racked with the guilt of being an accessory to Bluestar's destruction. Bud chooses his father over his mentor and resolves to disrupt Gekko's plans by devising a plan to drive up Bluestar's stock before manipulating it back down.



** Bud Fox was based on Dennis Levine, a merger-and-acquisition specialist at Drexel Burnham Lambert who spent much of his career obtaining insider information.

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** Bud Fox was partially based on Dennis Levine, a merger-and-acquisition specialist at Drexel Burnham Lambert who spent much of his career obtaining insider information.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During their final confrontation, [[spoiler:Gekko gives Bud a harsh one]]:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** [[spoiler:During
their final confrontation, [[spoiler:Gekko Gekko gives Bud a harsh one]]:



-->'''Gekko''': [[spoiler:''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[Suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar.]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Fox a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[Gekko hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!]]''''' ''[Gekko calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip.]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?]]\\

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-->'''Gekko''': '''Gekko''': [[spoiler:''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[Suddenly ''[suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar.]'' collar]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Fox Bud a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[Gekko hits ''[hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I '''''I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!]]''''' ''[Gekko calms EVERYTHING!''''' ''[calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip.]'' lip]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?]]\\



* TheSociopath: Gekko is a clear example, as he not only serves as an EvilMentor to Bud Fox, but also [[ManipulativeBastard uses him into obtaining information via illegal means]]. Beneath that facade, he is actually driven by self-interest and greed, has no qualms about using Bud as a means to ensure his profits and [[LackOfEmpathy shows no remorse]] when [[spoiler:he [[MoralEventHorizon intentionally plans to drive Bluestar Airlines (the place where Bud's father works at) into bankruptcy.]]]]

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* TheSociopath: Gekko is a clear example, as he not only serves as an EvilMentor to Bud Fox, but also [[ManipulativeBastard uses him into obtaining information via illegal means]]. Beneath that facade, he is actually driven by self-interest and greed, has no qualms about using Bud as a means to ensure his profits and [[LackOfEmpathy shows no remorse]] when [[spoiler:he [[MoralEventHorizon intentionally plans to drive Bluestar Airlines (the place where Bud's father works at) into bankruptcy.]]]]]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Near the climax, Gekko dumps his remaining interest in Bluestar, only to learn on the evening news that the shares have been picked up at a lower price by Sir Lawrence Wildman, who will become the airline's new majority shareholder. Realizing that Bud engineered the entire scheme, he physically assaults his former protege (who, by this time, had cut a deal with the SEC to get a lighter sentence and was wearing a HiddenWire in a successful attempt to [[EngineeredPublicConfession provoke Gekko into confessing his complicity in Fox's insider trading and Gekko's own criminal behavior]]), berating his ingratitude for several of their illegal business transactions (including Bluestar). Cue TheReasonYouSuckSpeech trope above.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Near the climax, Gekko dumps his remaining interest in Bluestar, only to learn on the evening news that the shares have been picked up at a lower price by Sir Lawrence Wildman, who will become the airline's new majority shareholder. Realizing that Bud engineered the entire scheme, he physically assaults his former protege (who, by this time, had cut a deal with the SEC to get a lighter sentence and was wearing a HiddenWire in a successful attempt to [[EngineeredPublicConfession provoke Gekko into confessing his complicity in Fox's insider trading and Gekko's own criminal behavior]]), protege, berating his ingratitude for several of their illegal business transactions (including Bluestar). Cue TheReasonYouSuckSpeech trope above.]]
10th Jan '17 11:27:44 AM Jake18
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Gekko. He will act like your best friend while plotting your ruin.
7th Nov '16 6:57:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Sir Larry Wildman was based on the Anglo-French billionaire James Goldsmith.
18th Oct '16 7:23:54 AM Njein
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During their final confrontation, Gekko gives Bud a harsh one:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During their final confrontation, Gekko [[spoiler:Gekko gives Bud a harsh one:one]]:



-->'''Gekko''': ''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[Suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar.]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Fox a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[Gekko hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!]]''''' ''[Gekko calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip.]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?\\
'''Bud''': ''[gets up]'' I don't know. I guess I realized ''I'm just Bud Fox''. ''[firmly]'' As much as I wanted to be Gordon Gekko, I'll ''always'' be Bud Fox. ''[Bud tosses back the handkerchief and walks away, leaving Gekko to ponder in thought.]''

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-->'''Gekko''': ''[still [[spoiler:''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[Suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar.]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Fox a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[Gekko hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!]]''''' ''[Gekko calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip.]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?\\
'''Bud''': ''[gets up]'' I don't know. I guess I realized ''I'm just Bud Fox''. ''[firmly]'' As much as I wanted to be Gordon Gekko, I'll ''always'' be Bud Fox. ''[Bud tosses back the handkerchief and walks away, leaving Gekko to ponder in thought.]''
Why?]]\\



* SuddenlyShouting[=/=]PrecisionFStrike: Near the climax, Gekko dumps his remaining interest in Bluestar, only to learn on the evening news that the shares have been picked up at a lower price by Sir Lawrence Wildman, who will become the airline's new majority shareholder. Gekko's reaction changes from confusion to extreme rage as he smashes a paperweight in anger when he realizes that this was engineered by Bud Fox. Cue VillainousBreakdown below.
-->'''Gordon Gekko:''' ''[enraged, he smashes a paperweight]'' Son of a '''bitch!'''\\

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* SuddenlyShouting[=/=]PrecisionFStrike: Near [[spoiler:Near the climax, Gekko dumps his remaining interest in Bluestar, only to learn on the evening news that the shares have been picked up at a lower price by Sir Lawrence Wildman, who will become the airline's new majority shareholder. Gekko's reaction changes from confusion to extreme rage as he smashes a paperweight in anger when he realizes that this was engineered by Bud Fox. Cue VillainousBreakdown below.
below.]]
-->'''Gordon Gekko:''' ''[enraged, [[spoiler:''[enraged, he smashes a paperweight]'' Son of a '''bitch!'''\\
'''bitch!''']]\\
13th Oct '16 7:48:34 AM Njein
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'''Gordon''': ''[sarcastially]'' It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero-sum game. Somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply, uh, transferred from one perception to another, like magic. This painting here, I bought it 10 years ago for $60,000. I could sell it today for 600. The illusion has become more real, and the more real it becomes, the more desperate they want it. Capitalism at its finest.\\

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'''Gordon''': ''[sarcastially]'' ''[sarcastially while filling up a glass of wine]'' It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero-sum game. Somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply, uh, transferred from one perception to another, like magic. ''[points to a [painting]'' This painting here, I bought it 10 years ago for $60,000. I could sell it today for 600. The illusion has become more real, and the more real it becomes, the more desperate they want it. Capitalism at its finest.\\



-->'''Gekko''': ''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[Gekko suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar.]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Fox a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[Gekko hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!]]''''' ''[Gekko calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip.]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?\\

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-->'''Gekko''': ''[still smug]'' You sandbagged me on Bluestar, huh? ''[chuckles again]'' I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog, huh? ''[sighs while crushing his cigarette with his foot]'' Well let me clue you in, pal. The ''ice'' is melting right underneath your feet. ''[Gekko suddenly ''[Suddenly punches Bud and grabs him by the collar.]'' Did you think you could've gotten this far this fast with anybody else, huh? You think you'd be out there dicking someone like Darien? No. You'd be cold-calling widows and dentists trying to buy 20 shares of some fucking dog-shit stock. I took you in. ''[hits Fox a 2nd time]'' '''A NOBODY!''' ''[hits him again]'' I opened the doors for you. I showed you how the system works. The value of information, how to '''get it!''' Fulham Oil, Brant Resources, Geodynamics. And this is how you fucking ''pay me back,'' '''you cockroach!''' ''[Gekko hits him a 4th time, but the force of the hit knocks Bud into the ground.]'' '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I GAVE YOU DARIEN! I GAVE YOU YOUR MANHOOD, I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING!]]''''' ''[Gekko calms down, then tosses a handkerchief to Bud to clean off the blood on his lip.]'' You could have been one of the great ones, Buddy. I look at you, and I see myself. Why?\\
12th Oct '16 6:39:44 PM Njein
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'''Gordon''': ''[Gordon pats on his back]'' Natalie, I'll be right there. ''[grabs a phone]''\\
'''Natalie''': Yes, Mr. Gekko.\\

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'''Gordon''': ''[Gordon pats on his back]'' Natalie, I'll be right there. ''[grabs a phone]''\\
'''Natalie''': Yes, Mr. Gekko.\\
phone and dials to Ollie]''\\
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