WALL STREET (1987) C widescreen 124m dir: Oliver Stone

w/Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Sylvia Miles, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Saul Rubinek

From The Movie Guide: "Writer-director Oliver Stone, who shows an uncanny knack for anticipating public interest in the subjects he chooses, explores the much-publicized inside trading scandals of the mid-1980s. Set in 1985, the film follows the career of young Wall Street broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) as he scrambles to make his first million. His idol is big-time corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). ... With WALL STREET, Stone intentionally set out to make a good old-fashioned liberal drama about the evils of unchecked capitalism. This approach results in a film with few shades of gray and lots of moralizing speeches, but Stone nearly pulls it off through his usual visual verve and keen casting instincts. Charlie Sheen is fine as the young, inexperienced kid whose soul is battled for by the forces of good and evil. Better yet is Douglas, whose Gordon Gekko is a predatory animal seducing the weak into his lair."

WALL STREET won an Oscar for Best Actor (Michael Douglas).