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  •  The message of the movie depends on the watcher (7+ / 0-)

    I hadn't seen it either and was looking it up mostly to see if it hung out on cable.
    Ended up finding many articles that said things like this

    In the two decades since its release, Wall Street and its lead characters, the father-of-all-evil Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in an Oscar-winning turn) and the corruptible ingénu Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), have exuded an almost hypnotic attraction on scores of would-be bankers and traders.

    “[The movie] became a cult phenomenon on business school campuses,” says Ken Moelis, 52, a former UBS banker who now runs his own advisory boutique and is one of Wall Street’s best-known dealmakers. “[After they joined the industry] these kids told me that they watched it so many times I thought they knew more about Gordon Gekko than their families.”

    They were filled with plenty of quotes from those so inspired on seeing the movie.
    Anti-heroes can have their appeal and in this case it was to become rich through legal robbery as opposed to killing or whatever most movie bad guys do

    •  Martin Sheen chastising movie son Charlie: (2+ / 0-)
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      timewarp, PsychoSavannah
      When does it all end, huh? How many yachts can you water-ski behind? How much is enough, huh?

      "I am not interested in why man commits evil, I want to know why he does good (here and there) or at least feels that he ought to."
      --Vaclav Havel

      by drobnox on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 05:33:41 PM PST

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