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.
For the deposition scenes, the actors were merely instructed by Martin Scorsese to avoid saying anything important, or anything at all. They have the freedom to improvise how to do that. Editor Thelma Schoonmaker said that these scenes, some of them 20-minute long, were hysterical due to the things they came up with.
I can sell anything. Shit, I can sell lubes to a convent full of nuns, get 'em so horny they'll be fucking each other in the coffers.
When Jordan is leaving the country club and crawls to the steps, the number of steps changes (dramatically increases) when viewed from Jordan's perspective and also when he rolls down them. This isn't a continuity error. Because Jordan was high on drugs his perspective of reality was affected, so to him there were more steps to navigate. Just as he later claimed to have driven home without scratching the car, when he had actually trashed it. His perspective of reality was affected by the drugs.
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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