The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama

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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.


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4 December 2020 | edgeofreality
| Manic
Dubious entertainment, but so fast paced and manic I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Is this the same director who made The Silence, Kundun and Last Temptation? It's the flip side of his spiritual films, and in some ways seems equally if not more honest - not to real life, but to whatever makes Scorsese such an irresistible filmmaker.. The film feels like a teenage kid flashing a porno picture at you and laughing satanically because he knows you are tempted. Di Caprio gets his best role in a Scorsese film, more or less playing himself on overdrive. However, one can question the cynicism at the centre of the film merely by observing that most people would have died from that amount of drugs: Di Caprio comes out looking mildly haggard. Not do we see the repercussions of his betrayal of friends. Nor does the 'system' he uses to get super rich make any sense. Then again, stars barely seem to age and most build their fortunes on a minimum amount of talent fine tuned to last indefinitely, so maybe their greed for success, talent for swindling and being selfish does work in keeping one young, and Belfort's story is also at the heart of Hollywood and what attracted Scorsese et all. Who cares, enjoy the film.

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Production was halted for a week after Hurricane Sandy hit New York in late 2012. Martin Scorsese even denied access to his film facility on Manhattan's 57th Street due to the potential hazards posed by a toppled crane near his building.


Jordan Belfort: Does Daddy get a kiss from both of his little girls?
Naomi Lapaglia: Oh, no. No, Daddy doesn't even get to touch Mommy for a very, very... very long time.
Jordan Belfort: Daddy's really sorry about what he said in the other room, he didn't mean any of it!
Naomi Lapaglia: Daddy shouldn't waste his ...


When Jordan is explaining the origin of Quaaludes around the pool table, Donnie knocks a beer off a ledge. In the next shot the beer has returned, only to disappear in the third shot.

Crazy Credits

The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending.

Alternate Versions

News reports in local media have said the version of the movie 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 600+ 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."


Dust My Broom
Written by
Elmore James and Robert Johnson
Performed by Elmore James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


Plot Summary

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Biography | Crime | Drama


Release Date:

25 December 2013


English, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,361,578 29 December 2013

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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