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Title:
Wall Street
Author:
Douglas, Michael, 1944- , actor.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An ambitious young stockbroker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage.
General Note:
Widescreen, aspect ratio 1.85:1.

Videodisc release of the 1987 motion picture.

Special features include commentary by Oliver Stone, "making-of" documentary, theatrical trailers, TV spots.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
UPC:
024543006312
Format :
DVD

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"Greed is Good." This is the credo of the aptly named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the antihero of Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is idolized by young-and-hungry broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). Inveigling himself into Gekko's inner circle, Fox quickly learns to rape, murder and bury his sense of ethics. Only when Gekko's wheeling and dealing causes a near-tragedy on a personal level does Fox "reform"-though his means of destroying Gekko are every bit as underhanded as his previous activities on the trading floor. Director Stone, who cowrote Wall Street with Stanley Weiser, has claimed that the film was prompted by the callous treatment afforded his stockbroker father after 50 years in the business; this may be why the film's most compelling scenes are those between Bud Fox and his airline mechanic father (played by Charlie Sheen's real-life dad Martin). Ironically, Wall Street was released just before the October, 1987 stock market crash. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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