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.
Leonardo DiCaprio cited Caligula (1979) as an inspiration for the way he wanted the excess and decadence depicted in the film.
Stratton Oakmont Commercial:
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When we first meet Donny in the diner, and he asks how much he makes Leo says "$72,000" but his lips don't move when it says "something like that".
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)