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.
While a law student in the mid-80s, screenwriter Terence Winter worked part-time as a legal assistant in Merrill Lynch's equity trading department, an experience which provided some background for this movie.
Nicholas the Butler:
Oh, hey! Is it Wednesday already?
When the group is getting ready to smuggle the money to Switzerland, Jordan claims that Brad's girlfriend has a Swiss passport due to having been born in Switzerland. However, Swiss birth does not automatically grant a child Swiss citizenship; at least one parent has to be of Swiss nationality.
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)