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At Theaters: 9/24/2010 On Video: 12/21/2010
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 13 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 559934
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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A story of money at all costs, and the people who will do anything to gain entrée into that most exclusive club of great wealth and power. At the same time, it tells the story of a man’s desperate attempts to reconnect with his daughter – a connection threatened by his equally determined efforts to re-gain admission into a world that has left him behind.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a sequel to the popular 1987 drama. Fans of Michael Douglas may be disappointed by his iconic character's diminished presence in this film but Shia LaBoeuf fans will savor this more serious showcase for him. Older adults are the overall target.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Michael Douglas BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
Shia LaBeouf TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, EAGLE EYE
Josh Brolin MILK, W., NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Carey Mulligan AN EDUCATION
Eli Wallach THE HOLIDAY, KEEPING THE FAITH
Susan Sarandon THE LOVELY BONES, SPEED RACER, ENCHANTED
Frank Langella THE BOX, FROST/NIXON, SUPERMAN RETURNS
Wri/Dir: Oliver Stone W., WORLD TRADE CENTER, ALEXANDER
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Production Notes
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 2 GD's, 2 S-words, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Occasional comic lines.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good But it's a smart, glossy, beautifully photographed film that knows its way around the Street...

USA Today Full Review
Above Average To the film's benefit, Sleeps doesn't try to live up to the 1987 original, which won Douglas the Academy Award. Instead, it makes Douglas' release a side note and focuses instead on star Shia LaBeouf. It's a risky move, one that doesn't entirely pay off.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 125 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
3
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
53
Fairly High
87%
30+Adults (F)
60
Fairly High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 125 moviegoers:
TEENS:One of the three teens loved it but the other two only rated it average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Five of the six males enjoyed "Wall Street" very much. One was disappointed. All three of the females rated this movie very high.
ADULTS:These are mediocre reviews overall. About a third of the males and females loved "Wall Street." Approximately another third enjoyed it very much and rated it above average. Unfortunately, the remaining reviews are only average to below average. For a major movie with this star power, these are disappointing reviews. So, many of you will enjoy "Wall Street," but approximately half of you will likely be disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In 2001, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), having served his time for securities fraud, money laundering and racketeering, steps outside the gates of a Federal Correctional Facility a changed man. No longer the king of Wall Street, Gekko is unshaven, his hair unkempt. No one is there to meet him, not even his daughter Winnie, from whom he is estranged, nor any of his Wall Street colleagues, who have kept busy during his absence amassing ever-larger fortunes. After eight years inside, Gekko is now alone, and an outsider.

In 2008 Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a smart young proprietary trader, is making millions at the venerable Keller Zabel Investments, run by Louis Zabel (Frank Langella), Jake's mentor. Jake's girlfriend, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), meanwhile, is supportive of his drive – fueled by an idealism she finds lacking in her father Gordon – to invest in green energy.

A wave of rumors that Keller Zabel is stuck with billions in toxic debt causes the company's stock price to suddenly nose-dive, and Louis Zabel is forced to fight for his company's life at a meeting of the Federal Reserve. When the government refuses a bail-out, Bretton James (Josh Brolin), a partner at the powerful investment bank, Churchill Schwartz, arranges a takeover of Keller Zabel for a fraction of its worth.

Now deeply in debt himself, his employment at risk, and suffering the loss of his mentor, Jake attends a lecture at Fordham University given by Gordon Gekko, who is promoting his new book, Is Greed Good? Gekko's speech describes how greed is no longer just good – it's legal – and how a malignancy in the financial system, with its rampant speculation and leveraged debt, will doom the U.S. economy.

Unbeknownst to Winnie, Jake seeks out Gekko and offers to help facilitate a rapprochement with his daughter, while Gekko offers Jake information as to why Louis Zabel was betrayed by his fellow bankers. An alliance is thus formed in order for Jake to avenge Keller Zabel's fall, and to help Gekko rebuild a relationship with Winnie. But has Gekko truly shed his reptilian skin?

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