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Wall Street in the 1980's
Wall Street (DVD)
Member Name: laurasavon
Wall Street (DVD)
Advantages: An entertaining 2 hours
Disadvantages: Not a family film
When I saw the film Wall Street - Money Never Dies advertised I thought it sounded like one to go and watch, but it made sense to watch the first Wall Street film from the 1980's first so we managed to pick up a copy on DVD for about £5 from HMV.
I was a bit sceptical as to how good the film would be, given that it was filmed over 20 years ago and technology has improved quite a bit since then, but I did enjoy the film and would recommend it.
The film stars a young Charlie Sheen (I didn't realise he was old enough to have been in his 20's in 1987 when this was filmed!) as Bud Fox and Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko.
Bud is a young stockbroker with ambition to make a lot of money and will do anything he can to make it. Bud is in the typical stockbrokers office you see on TV (you know the sort "buy, buy, buy, sell, sell, sell") and he has a list of contacts to try and get as clients, his main aim being to get Gordon Gekko on side.
With a lot of enthusiasm Bud eventually gets himself infront of Gordon Gekko, but he's not one of the honest men in the business and tries to lead Bud astray showing him the finer things in life and how easy it can be to get them when you don't follow the rules. However, this isn't how Bud has been bought up and his father certainly doesn't approve of some of the things Bud is involved in.
The film is rated 15 and lasts 120 minutes.
Summary: Live the dream but keep your morals