Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- 2 hr 13 min
Wall Street Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 movie that stars Shia LeBeouf, Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Carey Mulligan. Michael Douglas stars as the character Gordon Gekko. The financial tycoon who went to prison has been let out of prison after eight years and is now on the lecture circuit promoting his book entitled Is Greed Good? He has issues with his daughter, Winnie, who blames him for the death of her brother because he was in jail at the time of his death. Winnie manages a small blogging website and really wants to make her mark in journalism. She is engaged to Jacob Moore who has a head for numbers and is portrayed by Shia LeBeouf. Winnie is portrayed by Carey Mulligan. Jacob meets Gordon Gekko after he attends a lecture that Gekko is teaching. He is reeling from the loss of his mentor Keller Zabel who is portrayed by Frank Langella. Zabel was Jacob’s mentor at his company and had taught him a great deal about trading. He killed himself by jumping in front of a subway train after his company was denied a bailout and his stock prices dropped severely. Jacob blames a man named Bretton James for the fact that he was denied bailout funds. James is portrayed by Josh Brolin and is not too fond of Gordon Gekko. Jacob uses Gekko’s hatred for James to try to infiltrate James’s firm to take him down. Gekko agrees to help Jacob get information on James if he agrees to help him mend fences with Winnie which he agrees to do. Jacob does get some information about an oil field and uses it to make James’s firm Churchill Schwartz. The movie has Gekko acting as someone who is trying to get back into the game of high stakes corporate finance while also trying to keep Jacob from ruining his future with Winnie by taking the wrong path like he did.