Wall Street

"Every dream has a price."

Wall Street is a business drama film that came out in the year 1987. It is a film about a young stockbroker who seeks guidance from a renowned financier to become a major player in the financial securities industry. Over time he realizes that this financier is quite unethical and therefore engineers a scheme to get back at him for potentially ruining the livelihoods of his father and other people he knows. This was one of the better films of that year.

In 1985 a young stockbroker named Bud Fox works at a firm and is fairly successful. However he is just barely making it and therefore is looking for a way to increase his earning potential. During this time he has been trying to get a hold of Gordon Gekko who is known to be one of the very most successful financiers on Wall Street. One day Fox finds out that it is Gekko’s birthday and therefore comes into his office with a gift. He is finally granted the opportunity to meet him in person and gives him a box of cigars. During the meeting Fox looks to impress Gekko with some stock information but Gekko knows that they are not good investments to make. However in a last ditch effort attempt Fox tells Gekko about Bluestar Airlines which is the employer of his father. Gekko considers his information and later on that day he asks Fox to order several shares of stock of Bluestar Airlines. Due to this stock offer, he gains Gekko’s approval and looks to give Gekko more stock offers. However the stocks lose money and Gekko looks to sever ties with Fox as a result. Fox is desperate to regain approval from Gekko agrees to give him another chance. Fox agrees to get inside information on numerous companies and becomes very successful. However Gekko plans to buy up Bluestar Airlines, sell it off and therefore lay off all of the workers. This would make both him and Fox very rich but ruin the lives of all of the employees. Fox then looks to manipulate the stock value so that Gekko loses money on the deal. Due to this maneuver, Fox gets arrested for securities fraud and gets information on Gekko to shorten his sentence. In the end he is taken to court by his parents for his arraignment.

R
| 1987 | 2 hr 6 min | 7.4/10
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Director
Oliver Stone
Language
English
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