R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Writer Jacob Sullivan worked 10 days on the film in an unspecified position.
On a daily basis I consume enough drugs to sedate Manhattan, Long Island, and Queens for a month. I take Quaaludes 10-15 times a day for my "back pain", Adderall to stay focused, Xanax to take the edge off, pot to mellow me out, cocaine to wake me ...
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.
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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