Stone's energetic, high-minded big business treatise in which naive, neophyte stockbroker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is seduced into insider trading by sleek entrepreneur Gordon Gekko (Douglas), much to his blue-collar father's (Martin Sheen) chagrin. A fast-moving drama of '80s-style materialism with a mesmerizing, award-winning performance by Douglas as greed personified. Expert direction by Stone, who co-wrote the not-very-subtle script. His father, to whom this film is dedicated, was a broker. Look for Stone in a cameo.
Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.btol.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 126 minutes.
Oscars 1987: Actor (Douglas); Golden Globes 1988: Actor--Drama (Douglas); Natl. Bd. of Review 1987: Actor (Douglas); Golden Raspberries 1987: Worst Support. Actress (Hannah).
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