History YMMV / WallStreet

8th Nov '17 11:28:47 AM Njein
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** Soviet audiences became one of these for Gekko in the last years of the Soviet Union, at least according to David Remnick's "Lenin's Tomb.". The USSR had allowed the film in for limited screenings to Communist students at the Higher Party School in Moscow, believing that Stone's vision of capitalists like Gekko aligned with their own propaganda concerning the US. However, those same communists, fed up with years of stagnant growth and economic privation in a failed command economy, actually cheered him on and considered him a hero.

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** Soviet audiences became one of these for Gekko in the last years of the Soviet Union, at least according to David Remnick's "Lenin's Tomb.". The USSR had allowed the film in for limited screenings to Communist students at the Higher Party School in Moscow, believing that Stone's vision of capitalists like Gekko aligned with their own propaganda concerning the US. West. However, those same communists, students, fed up with years of stagnant growth and economic privation in a failed command economy, actually cheered him on and considered him a hero.
15th Oct '17 6:30:22 AM Folamh3
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** [[Film/AceVenturaPetDetective Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkle]] (or alternatively, [[Film/BladeRunner Rachael]] as Gekko's wife.

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** [[Film/AceVenturaPetDetective Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkle]] (or alternatively, [[Film/BladeRunner Rachael]] Rachael]]) as Gekko's wife.
15th Oct '17 6:30:06 AM Folamh3
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** [[Film/AceVenturaPetDetective Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkle]] as Gekko's wife.

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** [[Film/AceVenturaPetDetective Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkle]] (or alternatively, [[Film/BladeRunner Rachael]] as Gekko's wife.
29th Sep '17 7:28:10 AM Njein
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** It's intriguing how many White Collar Crime perpetrators say they LOVED Gekko and were inspired by him.
** Soviet audiences became one of these for Gekko in the last years of the Soviet Union, at least according to David Remnick's "Lenin's Tomb.". The USSR had allowed the film in for limited screenings to Communist students at the Higher Party School in Moscow, believing that Stone's vision of capitalists like Gekko aligned with their own propaganda concerning the US. However, those same communists, fed up with decades of economic privation in a failed command economy, actually cheered him on and considered him a hero.

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** It's intriguing how many White Collar Crime WhiteCollarCrime perpetrators say they LOVED Gekko and were inspired by him.
** Soviet audiences became one of these for Gekko in the last years of the Soviet Union, at least according to David Remnick's "Lenin's Tomb.". The USSR had allowed the film in for limited screenings to Communist students at the Higher Party School in Moscow, believing that Stone's vision of capitalists like Gekko aligned with their own propaganda concerning the US. However, those same communists, fed up with decades years of stagnant growth and economic privation in a failed command economy, actually cheered him on and considered him a hero.
21st May '17 2:31:29 PM nombretomado
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** And fans of ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' might be surprised to see Artie as a corporate lawyer.

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** And fans of ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' might be surprised to see Artie as a corporate lawyer.
12th Aug '16 11:49:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Douglas and James Spader would later join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Douglas as Hank Pym and Spader as Ultron. Partially averted in that Pym builds Ultron in the comics, but not in the movies. The OurFounder portrait of Pym in a suit is particularly amusing.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Douglas Creator/MichaelDouglas and James Spader Creator/JamesSpader would later join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Douglas as Hank Pym and Spader as Ultron. Partially averted in that Pym builds Ultron in the comics, but not in the movies. The OurFounder portrait of Pym in a suit is particularly amusing.



** Michael Douglas said that every time a broker said he went to Wall Street after seeing him as Gordon Gekko, he gets a little sad.
** And in the DVD, Douglas and Oliver Stone say the 2008 financial crisis was caused by those Gordon Gekko wannabes, while saying people should have gone for Bud Fox instead.

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** Michael Douglas Creator/MichaelDouglas said that every time a broker said he went to Wall Street after seeing him as Gordon Gekko, he gets a little sad.
** And in the DVD, Douglas and Oliver Stone Creator/OliverStone say the 2008 financial crisis was caused by those Gordon Gekko wannabes, while saying people should have gone for Bud Fox instead.



** Soviet audiences became one of these for Gekko in the last years of the Soviet Union, at least according to David Remnick's "Lenin's Tomb.". The USSR had allowed the film in for limited screenings to Communist students at the Higher Party School in Moscow, believing that Stone's vision of capatalists like Gekko aligned with their own propaganda concerning the US. However, those same communists, fed up with decades of economic privation in a failed command economy, actually cheered him on and considered him a hero.

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** Soviet audiences became one of these for Gekko in the last years of the Soviet Union, at least according to David Remnick's "Lenin's Tomb.". The USSR had allowed the film in for limited screenings to Communist students at the Higher Party School in Moscow, believing that Stone's vision of capatalists capitalists like Gekko aligned with their own propaganda concerning the US. However, those same communists, fed up with decades of economic privation in a failed command economy, actually cheered him on and considered him a hero.
6th Jul '16 4:58:10 PM costanton11
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* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty obvious early on that Gekko is a shady character, but when he [[spoiler:[[EvilMentor lies right to Bud Fox's face]] about what the deal with Bluestar involves, it makes clear just how much of a scumbag Gekko is.]]
2nd Dec '15 12:38:37 PM Berrenta
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaKkuJVy2YA Greed, for lack of a better word, is good]]".
** Bud using every trick Gekko taught him to ruin Gekko himself.
9th Nov '15 4:13:27 PM PaulA
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* 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.
25th Jul '15 9:39:29 AM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Douglas and James Spader would later join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Douglas as Hank Pym and Spader as Ultron. Partially averted in that Pym builds Ultron in the comics, but not in the movies.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Douglas and James Spader would later join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Douglas as Hank Pym and Spader as Ultron. Partially averted in that Pym builds Ultron in the comics, but not in the movies. The OurFounder portrait of Pym in a suit is particularly amusing.
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