Wall Street: Film # 20 of Film 365

Thursday 8th April 2011

Director: Oliver Stone
Year: 1987
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Darryl Hannah

I've seen this before. How could I not have done? However, Dan hadn't, and when I discovered it was on Film Four I wasn't going to let him get away without seeing it.

Wall Street, funnily enough, tells the story of a man (Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen) who works on Wall Street. He's a young stockbroker, and wants to get ahead by making a lot of money. That's where Gordon Gekko (Douglas) comes in - he's the guy with all the money that Bud wants to learn from.

Wall Street is a great movie with a lot to say about the effect of greed. No, it's not subtle, and yes, it's very much from the '80s, but none of this is enough to detract from the fact that this is a great film with a good story. If you haven't seen it, why not?

Rating: 4 out of 5

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