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Wall Street Details


"Greed is Good." This is the credo of the aptly named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the antihero of Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is idolized by young-and-hungry broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). Inveigling himself into Gekko's inner circle, Fox quickly learns to rape, murder and bury his sense of ethics. Only when Gekko's wheeling and dealing causes a near-tragedy on a personal level does Fox "reform"-though his means of destroying Gekko are every bit as underhanded as his previous activities on the trading floor. Director Stone, who cowrote Wall Street with Stanley Weiser, has claimed that the film was prompted by the callous treatment afforded his stockbroker father after 50 years in the business; this may be why the film's most compelling scenes are those between Bud Fox and his airline mechanic father (played by Charlie Sheen's real-life dad Martin). Ironically, Wall Street was released just before the October, 1987 stock market crash. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 11, 1987


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Douglas Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1987 Winner
National Board of Review Michael Douglas Best Actor 1987 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Douglas Best Actor 1987 Winner


Michael Douglas
as Gordon Gekko
Charlie Sheen
as Bud Fox
Daryl Hannah
as Darien Taylor
Martin Sheen
as Carl Fox
Terence Stamp
as Sir Larry Wildman
Sean Young
as Kate Gekko
Sylvia Miles
as Realtor
James Spader
as Roger Barnes
Hal Holbrook
as Lou Mannheim
John C. McGinley
as Marvin
Saul Rubinek
as Harold Salt
Franklin Cover
as Dan
James Karen
as Lynch
Richard Dysart
as Cromwell
Josh Mostel
as Ollie
Millie Perkins
as Mrs. Fox
Annie McEnroe
as Muffie Livingston
Monique Van Vooren
as Woman at "21"
Ken Lipper
as Trader - Office
Adelle Lutz
as Janet
William Hubbard Knight
as Duncan Wilmore
Grant Shaud
as Young Broker
Lauren Tom
as Lady Broker
Billy Hopkins
Frank Adonis
as Charlie
Oliver Stone
as Trader - Office
Dani Klein
as Receptionist
Michael C. Mahon
as Trader - Office
Jeff Rector
as Trader - Office
Jean de Baer
as Tom Carpenter
James Bulleit
as Elevator Person
Donnie Kehr
as Trader - Office
John Galateo
as SEC Man
Chuck Preiffer
as Chuckie
Pat Skipper
as Postal Inspector
Paul Guilfoyle
as Stone Livingston
Cecilia Peck
as Candice Rogers
Andrea Thompson
as Hooker
Byron Utley
as Elevator Person
Yanni Sfinias
as Panos
Martin Sherman
as Banker at "21"
Ann Talman
as Susan
Ronald Von Klaussen
as Airline Mechanic
Ronald Yamamoto
as Houseboy
Pirie MacDonald
as TV Business Analyst
Sean Stone
as Rudy Gekko
Michael O'Donoghue
as Reporter
Risa Bramon Garcia
Patrick Weathers
as Trader - Office
Alexandra Neil
as Elevator Person
Liliane Montevecchi
as Woman at "Le Cirdue"
Jeff Beck
as Investment Banker
Leslie Lyles
as Natalie
Sam Ingraffia
as Elevator Person
Faith Geer
as Natalie's Assistant
Carol Schneider
as Paralegal
John Capodice
as Dominick


Oliver Stone
Edward R. Pressman
Oliver Stone
Robert Richardson
Stewart Copeland
Composer (Music Score)
Claire Simpson
Judith Stevens
Production Designer
Hilda Stark
Production Designer
Stephen Hendrickson
Production Designer
Hilda Stark
Art Director
A. Kitman Ho
Michael Flynn
Associate Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
Billy Hopkins