Wall Street

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Wall Street
(Drama) ( 1987)
© 2000 by Raymond Weschler

Major Characters
Bud (Buddy ) Fox…………………………………….Charlie Sheen
A young, smart and very motivated stock broker
(seller) who dreams of making millions of dollars.
Gordon Gekko………………………………………….Michael Douglas
A very rich, ruthless and immoral stock trader and “corporate raider,” which is a person who buys and sells companies, often with horrible results for company workers.
Darien Taylor……………………………………………Daryl Hannah
A young and beautiful interior decorator with very expensive taste, who is a friend of Gekko’s, and who soon becomes Bud’s girlfriend.
Carl Fox…………………………………………….………Martin Sheen
Bud’s father, a very honest and good man, who is an airplane mechanic and labor union leader at
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Obviously, the management tries to resist this.
Anacott Steal: A steal company that Larry Wildman wants to buy and save, and in theory, make profitable for the long run. It becomes harder for Larry to do this when Gekko begins to buy stock in it, thus driving up the price.

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Some Words and Expressions that You May not Know
Bud has a bad day at the office, losing $7,000 for all his hard work.

How are you doing? :: Doing any better, and it would be a sin.
A silly way of saying things are going very well
(A “sin” is an immoral act of which God disapproves).
Get out while you’re young, kid.
Lou’s way of telling Buddy to leave the brokering business.
How are you doing, pal?
“Pal” is an alternative word to friend (It is heavily used in this movie).
Marv, I’ve got a feeling we’re gonna make a killing today.
A slangy way of saying to make a lot of money.
Jesus , you can’t make a buck in this market.
“Jesus” is a common way of showing emotion such as anger or frustration. A “buck” is a widely used way of saying a dollar.
The country is going to hell faster than when that son of a bitch Roosevelt was in charge.
If a person or country is “going to hell,” it is becoming bad or weak.
A “son of a bitch “ is a vulgar way to refer to a mean or abusive person.
Putnam Drug. :: No, it will take five years for that company to come around.
In this case, for a company to “come around” means to become
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