Wall Street (1987)



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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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Oliver Stone, Stanley Weiser, Stanley G. Weiser
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 7, 2000
20th Century Fox


as Gordon Gekko

as Carl Fox

as Darien Taylor

as Sir Larry Wildman

as Kate Gekko

as Realtor

as Roger Barnes

as Lou Mannheim

as Harold Salt

as Lynch

as Cromwell

as Ollie

as Mrs. Fox

as Muffie Livingston

as Woman at '21'

as Natalie

as Natalie's Assistant

as Charlie

as Receptionist

as Banker at "21"

as Lady Broker

as Woman at "Le Cirdue"

as Airline Mechanic

as TV Business Analyst

as Candice Rogers

as Young Broker

as Paralegal

as Rudy Gekko

as SEC Man

as Tom Carpenter

as Investment Banker

as Postal Inspector

as Trader - Office

as Trader - Office

as Trader - Office

as Trader - Office

as Trader - Office

as Elevator Person

as Elevator Person

as Elevator Person

as Elevator Person

as Trader - Office

as Dominick

as Stone Livingston
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Critic Reviews for Wall Street

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (8)

The sensibility of this movie is so adolescent that it's hard to take it as seriously as the filmmakers intend us to.

Full Review… | September 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Watching Oliver Stone's Wall Street is about as wordy and dreary as reading the financial papers accounts of the rise and fall of an Ivan Boesky-type arbitrageur.

Full Review… | September 18, 2007
Top Critic

Dramatically inept, the film also muddles its naÔve moralising.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Wall Street isn't a movie to make one think. It simply confirms what we all know we should think, while giving us a tantalizing, Sidney Sheldon-like peek into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the rich and powerful.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

...an eye-opening behind-the-scenes glimpse at an almost alien landscape.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

For a motion picture that, at the time of shooting, was intended to be relatively hip and cutting-edge, it is now so laughably outdated it almost feels like science-fiction.

Full Review… | September 23, 2010

Audience Reviews for Wall Street

An excellent film about greed and the want to score each time more in the stock market game of power. Michael Douglas puts in a magnificent performance as the voracious, unforgettable shark Gordon Gekko, in a fascinating story that is greatly directed and relies on elegant dialogue.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest Oliver Stone fan. He's some great films (Platoon, Natural Born Killers) but I find that his films basically deal with the same subject. However with Wall Street he makes a very solid, and entertaining film about a Wall Street Broker, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) who is eager to make it big on Wall Street. The film examines Fox's relationship with Corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) and how both men use insider trading information to make large sums of money. Only when his relationship with Gekko sours does Bud Fox destroy Gekko with his competition. Wall Street is an interesting film that takes a good look at corporate greed and how some people will do anything to gain fortunes. Brilliantly acted by Michael Douglass and Charlie Sheen, Wall Street is an effective dramatic thriller that is very suspenseful. Oliver Stone delivers a good film and the cast here are terrific. Wall Street is a well crafted film that is one of Stone's best films. If you're looking for a good, entertaining film that makes insider trading an interesting subject for a film, then Wall Street is that film. The film may not be perfect, but it delivers good entertainment and like I said it's one of Stone's best films aside from Platoon. Oliver Stone has succeeded in making a not so interesting subject entertaining for a film, and for the most part, Wall Street succeeds in deliver solid drama and thrills. A worthy film to watch for sure.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Eh, I thought it was going to be better. Gordon Gekko isn't as cool as I thought he was going to be.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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