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Wall Street

Watching Oliver Stone's Wall Street is about as wordy and dreary as reading the financial papers accounts of the rise and fall of an Ivan Boesky-type arbitrageur.

With:
Michael Douglas Charlie Sheen Daryl Hannah Martin Sheen Terence Stamp Sean Young

Watching Oliver Stone’s Wall Street is about as wordy and dreary as reading the financial papers accounts of the rise and fall of an Ivan Boesky-type arbitrageur.

The lure of making a bundle on Wall Street by the young broker (Charlie Sheen) totally seduced by the power and financial stature of such a megalomaniacal arbitrageur as Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is as good a contemporary story as there is in the real world of takeovers and mergers.

Douglas is a nasty enough manipulator barking orders to buy, sell and run his competitors into the ground or delivering declamatory speeches on how greed is what makes America great.

Trouble is, Sheen comes off as a pawn in Douglas’ corporate raider game and as the easily duped sort doesn’t elicit much sympathy. Martin Sheen as his father, the airplane mechanic, is the only person worth caring about.

1987: Best Actor (Michael Douglas)

Wall Street

Production: Pressman/American Entertainment/20th Century-Fox. Director Oliver Stone; Producer Edward R. Pressman, A. Kitman Ho; Screenplay Oliver Stone, Stanley Weiser; Camera Robert Richardson; Editor Claire Simpson; Music Stewart Copeland; Art Director Stephen Hendrickson

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1987. Running time: 124 MIN.

With: Michael Douglas Charlie Sheen Daryl Hannah Martin Sheen Terence Stamp Sean Young

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