R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Mark Hanna is an actual stock-broker who eventually also went to prison for securities fraud, but many other names in the movie have been changed: Jordan Belfort's partner Danny Porush (who also was later imprisoned) is renamed Donnie Azoff; lawyer Ira Lee Sorkin, who later would ... ...
I want a divorce.
Jordan Belfort: What do you mean you want a divorce? What is that supposed to mean, you want a divorce?
Naomi Lapaglia: Get off me! I want a divorce. Get off.
Jordan Belfort: You just made love to me. What the fuck is wrong with you?
Naomi Lapaglia: I don't love you anymore, Jordan!
Jordan Belfort: Oh, you ...
Naomi Lapaglia: ...
Jordan tells the agent that he "got the real stuff, Lehman Brothers, collateralized debts obligations." Lehman Brothers was usually referred to as "Shearson Lehman" from 1984 to 1994. CDOs were extremely obscure at the time and not very widely traded by major firms such as Shearson Lehman.
The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending.
$18,510,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)
$116,866,727 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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