Enterprising stockbroker Bud Fox falls under the enticing spell of Gordon Gekko, an unscrupulous Wall Street arbitrageur. But when Gekko embroils his protégé in an insider-trading scheme, Fox develops a conscience and decides to turn the tables.
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- Oliver Stone
- DVD and Blu-ray
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of featurette; deleted scenes; bonus featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this popular 1980s-era tale of greed and corruption is filled with strong language and sexual references, as well as a condescending attitude toward women. Characters smoke and drink, but not to excess. The main character eventually comes around and realizes what's really important in life: his relationships.
- Sexual Content
- There's one sex scene shown in silhouette, and a comic suggestion of oral sex in the back of a limo (but not shown). A naked girl climbs out of the hero's bed one morning. It's suggested that the female lead (Daryl Hannah) is sleeping with two different men. Lots of sexual innuendo with a negative tone against women, who are also treated like sex objects.
- Some verbal sparring and one brief fistfight.
- Plenty of foul language including multiple uses of "f--k" and "s--t." Plus "scumbag," "c--ksucker," "Jesus," "Jesus Christ," "hell," "son of a bitch," "bastard," "jerk," and "piss," among other examples.
- Social Behavior
- The movie's theme is an ancient one: a character sells his soul to "the devil" in exchange for untold riches and power. But he soon realizes that he has neglected some of the most important things in life, such as family, loyalty, and friendship. In the end, he realizes his mistake and sacrifices everything to try and correct it, and to save his father's livelihood.
- No real product placement here, but the movie is all about accumulating wealth and buying "the best of everything." The movie is beyond brand names, the art objects are one of a kind, and the clothes are tailored.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Most adults in this movie drink in a background, responsible way. Characters drink beer or wine with dinner, for example. Some characters smoke, and one character receives a box of cigars as a birthday present.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it