Wall Street

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Plot – Bud works as a broker for a company at Wall Street. He’s a real New York yuppie and is under the protection of Gekko,an unscrupulous businessman who dominates the market and often ruins small investors. When Gekko attacks his father’s company,the guy changes his opinion about him.

Movie Info

Title Wall Street

Year 1987

Director Oliver Stone

GenreDrama, Crime

Top 28 Quotes of “Wall Street” Movie

“It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.” Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“The main thing about money, Bud, is that it makes you do things you don’t want to do.”

Hal Holbrook – Lou Mannheim

“It’s not always the most popular person who gets the job done.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“Lunch is for wimps.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“I don’t go to bed with no whore, and I don’t wake up with no whore. That’s how I live with myself. I don’t know how you do it.” Martin Sheen – Carl Fox

“You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“The minute I laid eyes on you, I knew you had what it took.” James Karen – Lynch

“- Bud Fox: If these people lose their jobs, they got nowhere to go! My father has worked there for 24 years! I gave him my word.
– Gordon Gekko: It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation… Hey, Buddy, you’re still gonna be president, all right? And when the time comes, you’re gonna parachute out, a rich man. With the money you’re…”

Charlie Sheen – Bud Fox
Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“You’re not naive enough to think we’re living in a democracy, are you buddy? It’s the free market. And you’re a part of it. You’ve got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I’ve still got a lot to teach you.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence kid.” Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“The richest one percent of this country owns half our country’s wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“Having sex with her was like reading the Wall St. Journal.” Charlie Sheen – Bud Fox

– Bud Fox: Did mom give you fish for dinner?
– Carl Fox: Spaghetti! Your mother still makes lousy spaghetti.
– Bud Fox: It’s called “pasta” now, dad. “Spaghetti” is out of date.
– Carl Fox: So am I.

Charlie Sheen – Bud Fox
Martin Sheen – Carl Fox

“Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“- Bud Fox: So tell me, Gordon: when does it all end, huh? How many yachts can you water-ski behind? How much is enough?
– Gordon Gekko: It’s not a question of enough, pal. It’s a zero-sum game: somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn’t lost or made, it’s simply, uh, transferred from one perception to another. Like magic.”

Charlie Sheen – Bud Fox
Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“You gonna tell me the difference between this guy and that guy is luck?” Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“The minute I laid eyes on you, I knew you were no good.” James Karen – Lynch

“Money’s only something you need in case you don’t die tomorrow.”

Martin Sheen – Carl Fox

– Carl Fox: “There came into Egypt a Pharaoh who did not know”.
– Gordon Gekko: I beg your pardon, is that a proverb?
– Carl Fox: No, a prophecy. The rich have been doing it to the poor since the beginning of time. The only difference between the Pyramids and the Empire State Building is the Egyptians didn’t allow unions. I know what this guy is…

Martin Sheen – Carl Fox
Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I’ve been involved with, there were 2.5 million stockholders who have made a pretax profit of 12 billion dollars. Thank you. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a…”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“You see that building? I bought that building ten years ago. My first real estate deal. Sold it two years later, made an $800,000 profit. It was better than sex. At the time I thought that was all the money in the world. Now it’s a day’s pay.” Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“There’s no nobility in poverty.”

Charlie Sheen – Bud Fox

“I’m talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.” Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

“You and I are the same, Darien. We are smart enough not to buy in to the oldest myth running; love. A fiction created by people to keep them from jumping out of windows.”

Michael Douglas – Gordon Gekko

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