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The much awaited sequel to the infamous film “Wall Street” by Oliver Stone, is set for April 2010. The original came out in December 1987, just a few months after the “Black Monday” stock market crash. Movies, like most elements of popular culture, have an interesting relationship with the stock market. That isn’t surprising since prices are merely another reflection of society’s “animal spirits”.
While the release of the sequel doesn’t coincide as closely with a market top as the original, you might recall that the project got started seriously right at the top of the 2007 bear market: “Wall Street” Sequel Goes Forward.
Of course, Michael Douglas reprises his role as Gordon “greed is good” Gekko. But this time, the plot is less about the machinations of a financial megalomaniac and more about personal relationships. The story begins as Gekko finishes his time in jail (for fraud). Apparently even though Gekko called the financial crisis in advance while in prison, in true Cassandra form, no one listened to him.
Charlie Sheen also returns as Bud Fox as the young trader who was instrumental in putting Gekko behind bars. As well, Shia Labeouf stars in the movie playing the role of a young trader who is engaged to Gekko’s daughter. Here’s a shot of them on location:
If you want more details about the movie, production, plot, etc. the best place is here.
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