The filmmakers had to build their own trading floor, as using a real one would have been impossible. Still, building required a location search because the set needed to be within view of Wall Street. "That way you could look out the window - that has impact on the visual part of a movie. That's one of the great reasons why people want to go to the real place to shoot. You're getting everything on that street as part of the package" says Ken Haber
, Locations Manager.
Very much at the heart of Gekko's look are his braces. The pair of braces Gekko wears most often in the film are dark blue with a sky blue stripe, actually, the Old-Etonian colours (which Gekko would not be entitled to wear, as it's very unlikely he ever went to Eton). All of the braces worn by Gekko in the film were made by the world's oldest brace making company - Albert Thurston, of Leicester, England.
Sir Larry Wildman, the British takeover artist played by Terence Stamp, is widely believed to be modeled after Sir Gordon White of Hanson PLC. Hanson is a company that does nothing but acquisitions, liquidations and wholesale deconstruction of companies.
Hal Holbrook's fatherly character, Lou, is named after Oliver Stone
's father (the film is dedicated to his dad at the end) who died a year before the film's release.
One of Oliver Stone's first choices to play Gekko was Warren Beatty.
Contributed by: Stephanie
wanted to play the part of Bud Fox but Oliver Stone had already promised Charlie Sheen the role. He promised he would cast him in another one of his films (which he did in "Born on the 4th of July
was actually asked by Oliver Stone whether he wanted Jack Lemmon or his father to play the role of Carl Fox.
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Gordon's office was on lower Broadway and is the current home of Thompson Financial!
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.