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The Daily Movie Quote: Wall Street

Updated on September 23, 2010
Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen in Wall Street
Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen in Wall Street

"The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good." - Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

Twentieth Century Fox, Rated R, 126 minutes.

Directed By: Oliver Stone


Michael Douglas - Gordon Gekko

Charlie Sheen - Bud Fox

Martin Sheen - Carl Fox

John C. McGinley - Marvin

Daryl Hannah - Darien Taylor

Sean Young - Kate Gekko

Hal Holbrook - Lou Mannheim

Terence Stamp - Sir Larry Wildman

James Spader - Roger Barnes

James Karen - Lynch

Tamara Tunie - Carolyn

Domestic Box Office Gross: $43,848,100

Synopsis: An ambitious young stock broker, Bud Fox, turns to a successful, yet corrupt, wall street speculator, Gordon Gekko, for a fast rise to the top. Money, women and success come at a price and Bud will have to choose between what's right and his bank account.

Fact: Wall Street is the only film to have a Razzie and Academy Award for acting. Michael Douglas won the Oscar for best actor while Daryl Hannah won the Razzie for worst actress.

Trivia: When Bud enters Gordon's office for the first time you can hear a wolf howl as the doors close.

Movie Mistake: Sir Larry Wildman is seen typing on a computer, when we see the monitor the screen is blank.

My Take: I did this in honor of one of my most anticipated sequels in a very long time. I loved Wall Street and when I was working, as a kid, at the movie theater, I would sneak in and catch as much of this film as I could get away with. This is Stone's, Douglas's and Sheen's best film by far. Here's also wishing the Douglas's the best in Michael's battle against cancer.

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Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: The Godfather


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