Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a Wall Street stockbroker in early 1980's New York with a strong desire to get to the top. Working for his firm during the day, he spends his spare time working an on angle with with to approach the high-powered, extremely successful (but ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Fox finally meets with Gekko, who takes the youth under his wing and explains his philosophy that "Greed is Good". Taking the advice and working closely with Gekko, Fox soon finds himself swept into a world of "yuppies", shady business deals, the "good life", fast money, and fast women; something which is at odds with his family including his estranged father (Martin Sheen) and the blue-collared way Fox was brought up.

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Wall Street
United States 1987

Directed by

Tamara Tunie
Sylvia Miles
Franklin Cover
James Karen
Josh Mostel
Millie Perkins
Monique Van Vooren
Lauren Tom
Annie McEnroe
Richard Dysart


Running time:126 minutes
Country:United States

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