Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street

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Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

     
 

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Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio for this adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir about his exploits as a crooked banker. Terence Winter provides the screenplay. Jonah Hill and Oscar winner See more details below

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Overview

Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio for this adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir about his exploits as a crooked banker. Terence Winter provides the screenplay. Jonah Hill and Oscar winner Jean Dujardin co-star.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
With The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir, the legendary director has made his most playfully rambunctious and funniest film ever. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan, an ambitious stockbroker who learns all too well from his coke-snorting mentor (Matthew McConaughey) that the trick to the business is making your own money from commissions -- the customers don't matter. Jordan sets off on his own hawking penny stocks, and quickly figures out that -- because the commission rate is so much higher on them -- he can quickly amass a personal fortune by convincing millionaires to invest in these probably worthless companies. Setting his plan in motion, Jordan puts together a loyal if dim-witted team of salesmen -- including his eventual second-in-command Donnie (a skeevy Jonah Hill) -- teaches them his tenacious, never-take-no-for-an-answer verbal patter, and eventually becomes so successful that Forbes magazine writes an article about him that gives the film its title. Of course, all of this obscene wealth comes at a price. Jordan, who starts out as a classic nice guy who wants to do right by his wife, quickly drops her for a model whom he later marries. He develops a seemingly insatiable appetite for drugs, hookers, and extravagant displays of conspicuous consumption. If he doesn't implode from debauchery first, he might get taken down by FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler), a straight arrow who has made it his mission to uncover the illegality at the center of Jordan's financial empire. Scorsese maintains a nearly relentless sense of momentum for the film's just shy of three-hour running time, which is all the more impressive because Terence Winter's script is very talky: The movie has numerous monologues and a handful of epic verbal confrontations -- none better than when Jordan and Denham have their first face-to-face meeting. Thankfully, the words are as seductive as the images, and Scorsese lets you feel the buzz that Jordan experiences as he ingests more and more substances and throws around increasing amounts of cash. With its rise-and-fall tale of a man who spins out of control on drugs, wealth, and power, it's tempting to think of Wolf as a revisit of Goodfellas. However, there's a fundamental difference in Scorsese's feelings about his two lead characters that explains why they are very distinct movies. As ridiculous as Henry and his cohorts got, there was a lethalness to them that the director feared. Their actions were too somber to joke about -- as Joe Pesci's character famously asked, what was so funny about them? However, Jordan Belfort is the kind of slick corporate shark that Marty has spent decades trying to squeeze money out of in order to make movies, and he uses this opportunity to unload all of his contempt at these modern masters of the universe. For the first time, it feels like he has genuine disdain for his main character, and this frees him to humiliate Jordan in endlessly entertaining ways. Religion has always been central to Scorsese's work and iconography, and with Wolf he gets to unleash some Old Testament wrath on a sinner who deserves everything the Almighty can summon. No sequence makes that more clear than when Jordan, after taking too many powerful quaaludes, has a physical breakdown and must drive back home while suffering seizures. DiCaprio, as he does throughout the movie, throws himself into this scene with the commitment of a silent-era comic. It's hard to think of another A-list leading man so willing to make himself look ridiculous, and working with someone he trusts as much as Scorsese only inspires him to push even further. It's an outrageously funny sequence, one that few actor/director combinations would have the talent to execute this well. But don't be misled into thinking that Wolf is just modern slapstick. The movie is unafraid to let people talk for extended stretches of time, yet it almost never feels improvised; the scenes are structured as tightly as Jordan's script to potential clients. That fact comes through in a showpiece scene late in the picture when Jordan must address his frenetic employees and tell them he's stepping down as the head of the company. The scene pivots, though, as he works up yet another head of steam and you realize he's so far gone from the person he was at the beginning of the film that he now buys his own line of crap. That's the moment that exposes the movie's point -- America itself is so drunk on its own excesses and drive for success that it has absolutely lost its way. The Wolf of Wall Street is a hilarious, angry, and scathing indictment of greed. It's so funny you might not notice how deep it cuts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2014
UPC:
0032429146410
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
2:59:00
Sales rank:
6,339

Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1 - Blu-ray feature film & special feature: the Wolf Pack; Disc 2 - DVD feature film

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Jordan Belfort
Jonah Hill Donnie Azoff
Margot Robbie Naomi Lapaglia
Matthew McConaughey Mark Hanna
Kyle Chandler Agent Patrick Denham
Rob Reiner Max Belfort
Jon Favreau Manny Riskin
Jean Dujardin Jean-Jacques Saurel
Jon Bernthal Brad
Joanna Lumley Aunt Emma
Cristin Milioti Teresa Petrillo
Christine Ebersole Leah Belfort
Shea Whigham Captain Ted Beecham
Katarina Cas Chantalle
P.J. Byrne Nicky Koskoff ("Rugrat")
Kenneth Choi Chester Ming
Brian Sacca Robbie Feinberg ("Pinhead")
Henry Zebrowski Alden Kupferberg ("Sea Otter")
Ethan Suplee Toby Welch
Barry Rothbart Peter DeBlasio
Jake Hoffman Steve Madden
Mackenzie Meehan Hildy Azoff
Bo Dietl Himself (Cameo)
Jon Spinogatti Nicholas the Butler
Aya Cash Janet (Jordan's Assistant)
Rizwan Manji Kalil
Stephanie Kurtzuba Kimmie Belzer
J.C. MacKenzie Lucas Solomon
Ashlie Atkinson Rochelle Applebaum
Thomas Middleditch Stratton Broker in a Bowtie
Stephen Kunken Jerry Fogel
Edward Herrmann Voice of Stratton Oakmont Commercial
Jordan Belfort Auckland Book Line Host
Ted Griffin Agent Hughes
Fran Lebowitz Honorary Samantha Stogel
Robert Clohessy Nolan Drager (Jordan's Lawyer)
Natasha Newman-Thomas Danielle Harrison
Sandra Nelson Aliyah Farran (Forbes Reporter)
Johnnie Mae Violet (Housekeeper)
Christina Jeffs Venice (Dominatrix)
Sabina Maschi Swiss Flight Attendant #1
Zana Markelson Swiss Flight Attendant #2
Welker White Waitress
Danny Flaherty Zip (Lude Buying Teenager #1)
Carla Corvo Pam
Dustin Kerns Ben Jenner
Ashley Blankenship Sales Assistant #1 (in Men's Room)
Madison McKinley Garton Heidi
Deirdre Reimold Nicole
Kerry Malloy Helicopter Pilot
Frank Van Putten Swiss Banker
Aaron Lazar Blair Hollingsworth
Steve Routman SEC Attorney #1
Steve Witting SEC Attorney #2
Charley Morgan SEC Attorney #3
Michael Nathanson Barry Kleinman
Natalie Bensel Bottoms Up Hooker
Tess Gillis Blue Chip Hooker,Sales Assistant #2
Jaclyn M. Keys Nasdaq Hooker
Krista Ashworth Pink Sheet Hooker
Kathleen Fellegara Straight Line Testimonial #1
John Bernard Martin Straight Line Testimonial #2
Jamel Daniels Straight Line Testimonial #3
Dan Bittner Rothschild Broker #1
John Behlmann Rothschild Broker #2
Ward Horton Rothschild Broker #3
Bret Shuford Rothschild Broker #4
Paul Dion Monte Rothschild Broker #5
Ellen Sexton Rothschild Broker #6
Brian Tweedy Rothschild Broker #7
J.T. O'Connor Rothschild Broker #8
Steven Boyer Investor's Center Broker #1
Danny A. Abeckaser Investor's Center Broker #2
Tracy Friedman Investor's Center Broker #3
Matthew Rauch Stratton Broker #1
Michael Izquierdo Stratton Broker #2
Donnie Keshawarz Stratton Broker #3
Jonathan Tchaikovsky Stratton Broker #4
Aaron Glaser Stratton Broker #5
Ben Rameaka Stratton Broker #6
Ben Loving Stratton Broker #7
Brian Charles Johnson Young Broker
Sebastian Tillinger Another Broker
Chris Riggi Party Broker #1
Dan Hunter Party Broker #2
Meghan Rafferty Donnie's Assistant
Jose Ramon Rosario Maître d’ Hector
Davram Stiefler Broker in Men's Room
Dan Daily Honorary Raymond Samitz
Chris Caldovino Rocco #1
Ben VanBergen Swiss Customs Officer #1
Marcos Gonzalez Rocco #2
Matte Osian Swiss Customs Officer #2
Shea Coleman Skylar Belfort (14 months old)
Michael Devine Cop #1
Giselle Eisenberg Skylar Belfort (4 years old)
Jason Furlani Cop #2
Remy Bennett Abby
Scott Nicholson Police Officer #1
Jeremy Bobb Police Officer #2
Loretta O. Booz Wendy
Dean Auer Brookville Police Officer #1
Emily Tremaine Cristy
Viki Boyle Wedding Minister
Tom Greer Brookville Police Officer #2
Zineb Oukach Hostess on the Naomi
Sharon Jones Wedding Singer #1
Deema Aitken Lude Buying Teenager #2
Adria Baratta Sales Assistant #3
Allyson Carr Stripper on Yacht
Catherine Curtin FBI Agent #1
Starr Duncan Wedding Singer #2
Michael Bryan French Inmate Playing Tennis #2
Armen Garo Rao's Patron #1
Brendan Griffin Audience Member #3
Daniel Hepner Audience Member #2
Peter Youngblood Hills Audience Member #1
Jared Houseman Audience Member #6
Lawrence Lau Inmate Playing Tennis #1
Justin Anthony Long Job Applicant #2
Chris Matsevac Break Dancing Broker #1
Derek Milman Audience Member #4
Jamie O'Connell FBI Agent #3
Michael J. O'Hara Prison Guard
Garry Pastore Rao's Patron #2
Gregory Perri Job Applicant #3
Lawrence Smith Extra Broker #1
Ashley Springer Job Applicant #1
Paul Urcioli FBI Agent #2
Louis Vanaria Rao's Patron #3
Victor Verhaeghe Audience Member #5
Saundra Williams Wedding Singer #3
Hardy Winburn Extra Broker #2
Justin Yllanes Break Dancing Broker #2

Technical Credits
Martin Scorsese Director,Producer
Michael Arnold Choreography
Riza Aziz Producer
Maceo Bishop Camera Operator
Julie A. Bloom Asst. Director
Marianne Bower Associate Producer
Leonardo DiCaprio Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Joel Gotler Executive Producer
Sian Grigg Makeup
Drew Jiritano Special Effects Supervisor
Don Julien Asst. Director
Georgia Kacandes Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff Producer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Joey McFarland Producer
Joel Mendías Executive Producer
Alexandra Milchan-Lambert Executive Producer
Katherine O'Donnell Makeup
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Rodrigo Prieto Cinematographer
Thelma Schoonmaker Editor
Bob Shaw Production Designer
Chris Shriver Art Director
Adam Somner Asst. Director
Irwin Winkler Executive Producer
Terence Winter Screenwriter
Rick Yorn Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Wolf of Wall Street
1. Scene 1 [7:55]
2. Scene 2 [6:21]
3. Scene 3 [7:13]
4. Scene 4 [10:36]
5. Scene 5 [8:06]
6. Scene 6 [8:18]
7. Scene 7 [6:47]
8. Scene 8 [6:34]
9. Scene 9 [5:04]
10. Scene 10 [4:28]
11. Scene 11 [8:20]
12. Scene 12 [9:16]
13. Scene 13 [8:40]
14. Scene 14 [7:24]
15. Scene 15 [9:27]
16. Scene 16 [8:39]
17. Scene 17 [4:07]
18. Scene 18 [9:44]
19. Scene 19 [8:12]
20. Scene 20 [6:42]
21. Scene 21 [4:29]
22. Scene 22 [7:40]
23. Scene 23 [8:44]
24. Scene 24 [6:47]

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