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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Jordan Belfort
Jonah Hill ... Donnie Azoff
Margot Robbie ... Naomi Lapaglia
Matthew McConaughey ... Mark Hanna
Kyle Chandler ... Agent Patrick Denham
Rob Reiner ... Max Belfort
Jon Bernthal ... Brad
Jon Favreau ... Manny Riskin
Jean Dujardin ... Jean Jacques Saurel
Joanna Lumley ... Aunt Emma
Cristin Milioti ... Teresa Petrillo
Christine Ebersole ... Leah Belfort
Shea Whigham ... Captain Ted Beecham
Katarina Cas ... Chantalle
P.J. Byrne ... Nicky Koskoff ('Rugrat')
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Storyline

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Earn. Spend. Party.

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wolf of Wall Street See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,361,578, 27 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$116,900,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,000,694
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (rough cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first major studio film to be released exclusively in digital video in the United States and Canada. No thirty-five-millimetre prints were struck for these markets, but were for countries where digital projection is not as extensive. See more »

Goofs

When the marching band comes into the office, the harnesses that the percussionists wear to carry their drums are visible. These are modern harnesses, designed with a strap going around the players' backs to offer additional stability to the instrument. This style of harness did not exist during the time frame of this scene. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Belfort: I heard some stupid shit. I... I didn't even want to bring it up. It's just... stupid.
Donnie Azoff: Shit with me?
Jordan Belfort: You know, just... people say shit. I don't even know. I don't even listen to it half the time.
Donnie Azoff: What do they say?
Jordan Belfort: Shit about you and your cousin or something like that. I don't even listen to it. It doesn't even...
Donnie Azoff: No... it's not like that. It's not like that.
Jordan Belfort: You know what I mean? Like you married your cousin or some stupid shit, you know?
Donnie Azoff: Yeah, my wife... yeah, my wife is my cousin or whatever....
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a Stratton Oakmont advertisement hosted by Jordan Belfort. The film title appears only at the ending. See more »

Alternate Versions

News reports in local media have said the version of Wolf of Wall Street (2013) showing in Abu Dhabi cinemas removes 45 minutes of content. Aside from nudity and sexual situations, most of the edits come from the film's 500+ curse words. Time Out Abu Dhabi reported offensive language was removed by "either by muting the audio temporarily or chopping chunks from scenes mid sentence, which produces a jarring effect for viewers." See more »

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Referenced in Black-ish: Johnson & Johnson (2016) See more »

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Dust My Broom
Written by Elmore James and Robert Johnson
Performed by Elmore James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Scorsese and DiCaprio Make Another Masterpiece
14 January 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

**** (out of 4)

Two word review: A Masterpice.

Martin Scorsese's latest film is yet another brilliant one with Leonard DiCaprio turning in the greatest performance of his career as stockbroker Jordan Belfort who takes some rather bland people and turn them into one of the biggest scams that the FBI ever saw. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is going to make many people unhappy and there are many more who are probably going to be offended by it but the perfection that is Scorsese was right when he decided to turn this into a comedy instead of a drama. Yeah, it's GOODFELLAS on speed and ramped up sex but it's just so brilliantly and wickedly funny that you can't help but laugh at all the craziness going on. Yes, there are some moral police out there who are going to object to a movie being made about a man who ripped off poor people but I'm sorry, I like the fact that this film doesn't really care about those people and instead just gives us an in-your-face look at these wild people, their wild drugs and their wild sex lives. This film is certainly over-the-top in regards to the excess but so were the characters so I thought they just went hand and hand with each other. Scorsese was the perfect person for this project because of his ramped up speed but here is goes all out and really delivers an incredibly wicked little ride that will have you smiling and laughing at some very questionable things.

I've been a fan of DiCaprio long before he became famous and this here is without question the greatest performance he's given so far. I was curious to see how he would do playing someone crazy and wild like this but he does so perfectly and I'd say it was a flawless performance. No matter what was going on in this crazy life you believe that you're watching a real character and as his character says throughout the film, sell him something. Well, DiCaprio sells this performance and role like no one else could. The supporting players are just as wonderful with Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Matthew McConaughey and Jean Dujardin all delivering terrific performances. The cinematography, the music selections and everything else are just flawless here. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET could have been a complete disaster in so many ways but the strong screenplay and Scorsese's wicked direction makes it an incredibly entertaining film that works so well. It's hard to fully put into words what Scorsese and DiCaprio have pulled off but it's certainly one of the best and most memorable comedies in ages.


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