Wall Street (1987)Return To The City
Tired of the view from his one-bedroom apartment, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) dreams of the luxury and power at the pinnacle of Wall Street investment banking. Charming his way into the tutelage of Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the best of the best, Fox is soon rubbing shoulders with “friends” in the highest places. But in a world that values high-risk greed over low-yield ethics, Fox will soon find himself in a most precarious position… one that will pit him against his mentor in a winner-takes-all contest that neither can afford to lose.
The most enjoyable movie of the year… sensationally entertaining."
Oliver Stone, Stanley Weiser
John C. McGinley,
Producer: Edward R. Pressman
Associate Producer: Michael Flynn
Co-Producer: A. Kitman Ho
20th Century Fox
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Michael Douglas)/Golden Globes, 1988
The first feature film to demonstrate the use of a cordless portable phone, i.e. a cellphone. Source: Imdb
The original name for Charlie Sheen's character was Joe Fox. However, there was a real Wall Street trader called just that who refused to have his name used. Source: Imdb
Originally Oliver Stone was going to make a film about the 1950s quiz show scandals. However, in tossing around ideas with his friend Stanley Weiser, he hit on the notion of making a film about Wall Street instead. Weiser was not so sure about this, knowing next to nothing about the financial markets. Stone encouraged him to read Crime and Punishment and The Great Gatsby for an idea of the morality he wanted to put into the story, while Weiser spent the next few months immersing himself in the financial world. He and Stone spent three weeks visiting brokerage houses and interviewing investors. Source: Imdb
"Greed... is good." was voted as the #70 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007. Source: Imdb