Wall Street
First screened in August 1999 / Most recently screened in May 2012
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Daryl Hannah, John C. McGinley, Hal Holbrook, Terence Stamp, James Spader, James Karen, Saul Rubinek, Sylvia Miles, Sean Young, Tamara Tunie, Millie Perkins, Grant Shaud, Leslie Lyles, Andrea Thompson. Screenplay: Stanley Weiser and Oliver Stone.

Twitter Capsule: Every time I see Wall Street, I forget it. When I see it again, I realize why I forgot it. Camera, script, cast a seminar in shallow effects.

VOR:   Gekko's legacy endures. You wish the film were a little sharper about its themes (so nobody recalled him as an antihero or a badass!) or riskier in its construction.

Photo © 1987 20th Century Fox
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: Michael Douglas

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor (Drama): Michael Douglas

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Douglas)

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