Wall Street - The Movie :
A great stock market film. Oliver Stone makes this amazing film with one excellent crew, Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen.
Wall Street - film still stands as one of the most popular movies of the 1980's, with its focus on "Greed Is Good" and the fine performances from Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas. Sheen stars as Bud Fox, a young stockbroker who has dreams of being bigger and wealthier than he already is. He's given a bridge to his dream when he makes his way into Gordon Gekko(Douglas)'s offices, as Gekko is one of the most powerful businessmen around. Everyone always thinks there's a top - a satisfaction point, but for Gekko, there is no top floor - the elevator just keeps going.
The problem with Bud is that, in his own way, he doesn't know when to quit, either. He does things for Gekko that are particularly legal, and although at first he seems nervous about the details, soon enough he begins to accept it all as "part of the business". Douglas has played this role to great acclaim, but this is certainly where it all started, and where he's ended up in recent pictures like "The Game", where he played another version of this character.
Stuart Copeland's score provides intensity and energy, moving the film forward. Stone certainly gives the film an energy as the pacing never seems slow nor does the film seem to drag. Although the film's themes don't seem to be as present today, they still exist out there in the business world.
Director : Oliver Stone
Producer : Edward R. Pressman
Screenwiter : Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone
Starring : Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Saul Rubinek, Sean Stone, Richard A. Dysart