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.
Martin Scorsese said that there were actual real-life stockbrokers on the set, some of whom actually worked at the real Stratton-Oakmont firm.
Mr. Hanna, you're able to do drugs during the day and then still function, still do your job?
Mark Hanna: How the fuck else are you supposed to do this job? Cocaine and hookers, my friend.
Jordan tells the agent that he "got the real stuff, Lehman Brothers, collateralized debts obligations." Lehman Brothers was usually referred to as "Shearson Lehman" from 1984 to 1994. CDOs were extremely obscure at the time and not very widely traded by major firms such as Shearson Lehman.
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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