LeoGlossary: Wall Street (1987 Film)

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Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.

Fox is initially impressed by Gekko's power and success, and he is eager to learn from him. However, he soon realizes that Gekko is willing to do whatever it takes to make money, even if it means breaking the law. Fox is forced to choose between his own moral compass and his desire to succeed in the world of high finance.

Wall Street is a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed and ambition. It is also a critique of the American financial system and the culture of Wall Street. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made about the world of finance.

The film is notable for its realistic portrayal of the world of Wall Street, as well as its strong performances, particularly from Douglas and Sheen. Douglas's performance as Gekko is considered to be one of the greatest villainous performances in film history.

"Wall Street" is a powerful and thought-provoking film that remains relevant today. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the world of finance, or in the dangers of greed and ambition.



  • Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko
  • Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox
  • Daryl Hannah as Darien Taylor
  • Martin Sheen as Carl Fox
  • John C. McGinley as Marvin
  • Terence Stamp as Sir Larry Wildman
  • James Karen as Harry Lynch
  • Hal Holbrook as Lou Mannheim
  • Sean Young as Kate Gekko
  • James Spader as Roger Barnes
  • Saul Rubinek as Harold Salt
  • John Capodice as Dominick
  • Franklin Cover as Dan
  • Sylvia Miles as Dolores the Realtor
  • Millie Perkins as Mrs. Fox
  • Josh Mostel as Ollie
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Stone Livingstone

Director: Oliver Stone

Writers: Stanley Weiser Oliver Stone

Box Office Gross: $43,848,069

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Genre: Crime Drama

Release Date: December 11, 1987


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