The 1987 movie Wall Street, starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, illustrated the world of finance in the '80s so well that those of us on the outside were both shocked and creeped out. Thirty years later, the drive and greed shown by characters no longer surprises us. Maybe that's why the sequel released in 2010 didn't do so well. But the original Wall Street was a hit, and won Michael Douglas an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of corporate raider Gordon Gekko. Let's learn a little more about Wall Street.
10. It’s the first feature to show a mobile cell phone.
The cordless mobile phone that can be seen in this film was the first of its kind to be shown in any movie.
9. Michael Douglas had to work with a speech instructor.
This was to keep pace with the rapid-fire dialogue that had to take place during the movie so that it was understood that the life of a stockbroker was fast-paced and didn’t allow for much spare time.
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