• Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2000

R |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

On the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a stockbroker full of ambition, doing whatever he can to make his way to the top. Admiring the power of the unsparing corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Fox entices Gekko into mentoring him by providing insider trading. As Fox becomes embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes, his decisions eventually threaten the livelihood of his scrupulous father (Martin Sheen). Faced with this dilemma, Fox questions his loyalties.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Sylvia Miles, James Spader

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Fall , Father , New York City , 1980s , Office , Intense , Quest , Rise , Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    Wall Street is a silly, pretentious melodrama that panders to the current fascination with insider trading. [10 Dec 1987, p.1]

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    It's slick, melodramatic, even inherently trashy - but a blue-chip moviegoer investment. [11 Dec 1987, p.1D]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Stone's most impressive achievement in this film is to allow all the financial wheeling and dealing to seem complicated and convincing, and yet always have it make sense. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actor in a Leading Role