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.
17 January 2014 | bob the moo
High energy and wonderfully excessive as it delivers an engaging true story, but the lack of morality anywhere was a limiting factor
This film arrived in the UK with awards and Oscar nominations all around it, adding an expectation which it really didn...
The Buscemi T.V. clip also connects with the movie's broader link with two H.B.O. series The Sopranos (1999) and Boardwalk Empire (2010), since "Wolf" includes Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and actors Cristin Milioti, Jon Favreau and Chris Caldovino.
I check my messages every day when I come home from work... my answering machine... zero! I got a blinkling light because I don't have shit from you. I got my wife... I got my wife checking the messages every forty-five minutes calling the office ...
The original Forbes magazine article on Belfort (October 14, 1991) was NOT titled "The Wolf of Wall Street", it was titled: "Steaks, Stocks -- What's the Difference?". In fact, Belfort was never known as "The Wolf of Wall Street" during his career. The article's author, Roula Khalaf, did call him a "twisted Robin Hood who takes money from the rich and gives to himself and his merry band of brokers", which he complains about to Teresa. However, Belfort was actually upset not because he was depicted in a bad light, but because Khalaf had exposed the shenanigans of Stratton Oakmont and its use of the "pump and dump" technique.
The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending.
$18,361,578 (USA) (27 December 2013)
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