Or so I learned last night when I streamed it from Netflix last night.
In preparation for tonight's Meetup screening of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, I watched 1987's Wall Street, starring Michael Douglas as fiercely cutthroat businessman Gordon Gekko and Charlie Sheen as hot-shot broker Buddy Something (cast alongside his real-life Dad, Martin Sheen).
I was seven years old when the first movie came out, so I never saw the movie when the tiny little green-on-black computer screens and hugely chunky cell phones were cutting edge technology.
i enjoyed the movie. I thought Buddy was a little naive in operating so carelessly around the line between inadvisable and outright illegal. His descent from decent to despicable was pretty rapid, fueled by money and sexy, money-hungry Daryl Hannah.
The best part had to be the amazing eyeglass styles back then (my favourites were worn by the lady on the private jet, and by Carl, Buddy's brokerage firm buddy, played by John C. McGinley, who I only ever knew as the mean doctor on "Scrubs".
We didn't really learn what happened to Gordon Gekko. So I guess that's what I'll find out tonight.
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