In the early 1990s, Jordan Belfort teamed with his partner Donny Azoff and started brokerage firm Stratford-Oakmont. Their company quickly grows from a staff of 20 to a staff of more than 250 and their status in the trading community and Wall Street grows exponentially. So much that companies file their initial public offerings through them. As their status grows, so do the amount of substances they abuse, and so do their lies. They draw attention like no other, throwing lavish parties for their staff when they hit the jackpot on high trades. That ultimately leads to Belfort featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, being called "The Wolf Of Wall St.". With the FBI onto Belfort's trading schemes, he devises new ways to cover his tracks and watch his fortune grow. Belfort ultimately comes up with a scheme to stash their cash in a European bank. But with the FBI watching him like a hawk, how long will Belfort and Azoff be able to maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles?Written by
The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes that involved cocaine. Jonah Hill claimed that he eventually became sick with bronchitis after so much inhaling and had to be hospitalized. See more »
When Jordan arrives at the Investor Centre for the first time there is a woman walking along the storefronts holding a briefcase who vanished into thin air. See more »
Number one rule of Wall Street. Nobody - and I don't care if you're Warren Buffet or if you're Jimmy Buffet - nobody knows if a stock is going to go up, down, sideways or in circles. You know what a fugazi is?
Fugayzi, it's a fake.
Fugayzi, fugazi. It's a whazy. It's a woozie. It's fairy dust. It doesn't exist. It's never landed. It is no matter. It's not on the elemental chart. It's not fucking real.
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The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending. See more »
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." See more »
This film is an Exposé of not just corrupt stock brokers, but of human nature in general. A study on Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. All of these qualities deep within our human crevices. It is foolish to view these qualities by the seven deadly sins. Instead these are our animalistic flaws within our blood.
The quick manic pacing, the cocaine infused script, The raw blood-pumping performances all create an intense exciting story of our own intrinsic nature. The cold, lifeless treatment of women, children, relationships, and friendships are put on blast as to further the power of these money-hungry men. You can smell the piss, sweat, and semen in the air from the attempted attainment of adrenaline.
When we view stories like these its easy to determine what is good and what is wrong. We all like to think that we know who we are, and how we would act within a scenario. however sometimes our animalistic nature can take over, and rewrite how we view ourselves.
This has to be one of my favorite dark comedy's of all time. I keep finding new things to appreciate in every watch. I know this movie isn't perfect. there are some editing mistakes that ruin the flow of some scenes, certain technical mistakes that could've been fixed relatively easily, however this this is just a really important film with an amazing commentary on human impulses
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