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.
The movie's opening scene showing the Stratton Oakmont T.V. advertisement is a direct homage to the iconic Dreyfus Fund T.V. spots in 1958 that famously featured a lion.
The nice thing about being rescued by Italians is that they feed you, make you drink red wine, then you get to dance.
After he has lost his first job on Wall St, Belfort arrives at a dinky plaza in Long Island. He parks his car at the closest parking spot, right in front of a "brokerage" to apply for a job. In the next two shots you can not see the car anywhere in the parking lot, as he passes through the door, and then we look out the window of the brokerage. In both shots we see the parking lot clearly but his car is not in the lot. The car was parked no more than four, or five feet away from the entrance.
The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending.
News reports in local media have said the version of Wolf of Wall Street (2013) showing in Abu Dhabi cinemas removes 45 minutes of content. Aside from nudity and sexual situations, most of the edits come from the film's 500+ curse words. Time Out Abu Dhabi reported offensive language was removed by "either by muting the audio temporarily or chopping chunks from scenes mid sentence, which produces a jarring effect for viewers."
$18,361,578 (USA) (27 December 2013)
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