Wall Street

Synopsis: Bud Fox is a Wall Street stockbroker in early 1980's New York with a strong desire to get to the top. Working for his firm during the day, he spends his spare time working an on angle with the high-powered, extremely successful (but ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko. Fox finally meets with Gekko, who takes the youth under his wing and explains his philosophy that "Greed is Good". Taking the advice and working closely with Gekko, Fox soon finds himself swept into a world of "yuppies", shady business deals, the "good life", fast money, and fast women; something which is at odds with his family including his estranged father and the blue-collared way Fox was brought up.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Oliver Stone
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

Excuse me.

Excuse me.

Good morning.


How you doing, Buddy?

Doing any better,

it'd be a sin.

Good morning.

Good morning, Dan.

What's looking

good today?

If I knew, I wouldn't

be in this business.

Get out while

you're young, kid.

I came here one day

and look at me now.

Ah, look at you now.

Good morning, Brian.


How's the woman slayer?

Still looking for the right

How you doing, pal?

If I had your looks, better.

Takes genetics, education,

and the right tailor.

Not that you learned anything.

Marv, I got a feeling

we'll make a killing today.

Oh, yeah?

Where's your machine gun?

Jesus, you can't make

a buck in this market.

The country's

going to hell faster

than when Roosevelt

was in charge.

Too much

cheap money.

Worst mistake was getting off

the gold standard.

Putney Drug. You might want

to look at it.

No. Take five years for that company

to come around.

But they got

a good new drug.

Stick to the fundamentals.

That's how I BM

and Hilton were built.

Good things

sometimes take time.

Good things

sometimes take time.

Look sharp today,

especially you rookies.

The Nikkei Index closed

up 90 points last night.

We expect heavy Japanese

buying on the opening.

Get on the horn

with your institution.

Report on their appetite.

Utilities are

our top priority today.

O.K., let's go to work!

And they're off and running!

Can we check that

for you?

I can confirm that.

We cleared up to 60,000...

G.C. At 481/2.

Yes, that's right.

The market just opened.

What are you

talking about?

Here's a hot lead.

Research just put thrifts

on the recommended.

Yeah! Dump them,

for Christ's sake!

Jack, 30,000. 38 top.

I'd go long at 23.

You got it.

Now you own it.

Conwest Air?

Let me check.

That's Industrial Oil...

for Templeton!

We are in the middle

of the biggest bull market

our generation

or any other ever witnessed.

Sir, if you'd take

five minutes of your time...

Looking for 50,000 Con Air!

What do you got?


How about those Decembers?

Bud Fox,


If I could have

five minutes of your time

to explain the extraordinary


emerging in the

international debt market...

I know all about it.

Bud Fox, Jackson-Steinem.

If I could have

five minutes of your time

to explain the extraordinary


emerging in the

international debt market...

I'm sure that, uh...

It concerns my future!

I need the information now,

before the close!

In 10 minutes, it's history!

At 4:
00, I'm a dinosaur!

Sure, it's gone down,

but you got the tip, I didn't.

I didn't tell you to buy it.

Why would I tell you to sell it?

I can't give it back.

You own it!

He's not here right now.

That's what

you told us to say.

Give me that phone.


Hello. This is the sales manager.

What seems to be

the problem?

Give me a break!

How was I

supposed to know

you were in surgery!

Want me to pull

my account?

No, sir.

I'll discuss that

with the account executive.

You're welcome.

I'm closing

the account out.

If he doesn't pay tomorrow,

you pay.

Mr. Lynch, I swear to you

he's lying!

We give you one of those

rich man's accounts.

You tell me he'll D.K. You

for a Lousy 1/4 point?

You know he's got a history

of this kind of bullshit!

Somebody's got to pay.

Ain't going to be me.

Little trouble today, Buddy?

Howard the jerk

reneged on me.

I've got to cover his losses

to the tune of about seven grand!

Yeah, I'm holding.

I'm tapped out, Marv.

American Express has

a hit man looking for me.

Well, could have been worse.

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Stanley Weiser

Stanley Weiser is an American screenwriter. He was born in New York City. He is a graduate of the NYU Film School. His screen credits include Wall Street and W., both directed by Oliver Stone. He also wrote the 20th Century Fox film, Project X. He is credited for creating characters in the sequel to Wall Street: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In addition, he served as script consultant on Oliver Stone's Nixon and Any Given Sunday. Weiser's other projects include two civil rights dramas, developed as feature films, but made for television. Murder in Mississippi, a chronicle of the 1964 Freedom Summer movement and the lives and deaths of Cheney, Schwerner, and Goodman, the three young civil rights workers who were killed by the Ku Klux Klan, which aired on NBC in 1990. It was nominated for four Emmys and won the Directors Guild of America Award for best TV movie. Freedom Song, a semi-fictional account of the early SNCC movement in Mississippi, was co-written with Phil Alden Robinson, who also directed. They shared a Writers Guild of America Award and Humanitas nomination for the 2000 TNT film. Weiser also adapted the novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris, for HBO. It was nominated for three Golden Globe awards and Miranda Richardson won for best supporting actress in a TV or cable movie. He wrote the NBC four-hour mini-series Witness to the Mob in 1998, which was produced by Robert De Niro. He also wrote Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, for which he received a Writers Guild of America nomination for best TV movie. As of 2012, he wrote a biopic on the life of Rod Serling, the writer and The Twilight Zone creator. Weiser began his career as a production assistant for Brian De Palma on Phantom of the Paradise, and as an assistant cameraman on the Martin Scorsese documentary, Street Scenes. He is married and lives in Santa Monica, California. He is a founding member of the West Los Angeles Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center. more…

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