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Wall Street (1987 film) Quotes

Wall Street (1987 film) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . Wall Street completed its run in 1970.

It features Edward R. Pressman as producer, Stewart Copeland in charge of musical score, and Robert Richardson (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Wall Street (1987 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Wall Street (1987 film) is 126 minutes long. Wall Street (1987 film) is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox, Martin Sheen as Carl Fox, Hal Holbrook as Lou Mannheim, Hal Holbrook as Lou, James Karen as Lynch, Daryl Hannah as Darien Taylor, John C. McGinley as Marv, James Spader as Roger Barnes, and Daryl Hannah as Dan.

Wall Street (1987 film) Quotes

Hal Holbrook as Lou Mannheim

  • (Hal Holbrook) "Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "Kid, you're on a roll. Enjoy it while it lasts, 'cause it never does."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "The main thing about money, Bud, is that it makes you do things you don't want to do."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "I don't know where you get your information, but I don't like it."

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko

  • (Michael Douglas) "You see that building? I bought that building ten years ago. My first real estate deal. Sold it two years later, made an $800,000 profit. It was better than sex. At the time I thought that was all the money in the world. Now it's a day's pay."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I look at a hundred deals a day. I pick one."
  • (Michael Douglas) "The most valuable commodity I know of is information."
  • (Michael Douglas) "It's not always the most popular person who gets the job done."
  • (Michael Douglas) "You gonna tell me the difference between this guy and that guy is luck?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "Lunch is for wimps."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Jesus, if this guy owned a funeral parlor nobody would die."
  • (Michael Douglas) "This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence kid."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Mixed emotions, buddy. Like Larry Wildman going off a cliff in my new Maserati."
  • (Michael Douglas) "If you need a friend, get a dog."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I'm gonna make you rich, Bud Fox."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P; 500? 'Cause they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered."
  • (Michael Douglas) "The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good."
  • (Michael Douglas) "That's the one thing you have to remember about WASPs: they love animals and hate people."
  • (Michael Douglas) "What the hell do you want?"
  • (Charlie Sheen) "I just found out about the garage sale down at Bluestar. Why?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "Last night, I was reading Rudy the story of Winnie-the-Pooh and the honeypot -- You know what happened: he stuck his nose in the pot once too often, and he got stuck."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Maybe you oughta read him Pinocchio, Gordon."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "I thought that you were gonna turn Bluestar around, not upside-down. You fucking used me."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Well, you're walkin' around blind without a cane, pal. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "But why do you need to wreck this company?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "Because it's wreckable, all right? I took another look at it, and I changed my mind."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "If these people lose their jobs, they got nowhere to go. My father has worked there for 24 years. I gave him my word."
  • (Michael Douglas) "It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation -- Hey, Buddy, you're still gonna be president, all right? And when the time comes, you're gonna parachute out, a rich man. With the money you're gonna make, your dad's never gonna have to work another day in his life."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "So tell me, Gordon: when does it all end, huh? How many yachts can you water-ski behind? How much is enough?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero-sum game: somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply, uh, transferred from one perception to another. Like magic."
  • (Michael Douglas) "It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I've never seen a painting that captures the beauty of the ocean, at a moment like this."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Fox, where the hell are you? I am losing MILLIONS. You got me into this airline and you sure as hell better get me out or the only job you'll ever have on the Street is SWEEPING IT. You hear me, Fox?"
  • (Charlie Sheen) "You once told me, don't get emotional about stock. Don't. The bid is 16 1/2 and going down. As your broker, I advise you to take it."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Yeah. Well you TAKE IT."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Right in the ass you fucking scumbag cocksucker."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "It's two minutes to closing, Gordon. What do you want to do? Decide."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Dump it."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing."
  • (Michael Douglas) "You stop sending me information, and you start getting me some."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I guess your Dad isn't on the Board of Directors of that company, is he?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "When I get a hold of the son of a bitch who leaked this, I'm gonna tear his eyeballs out and I'm gonna suck his fucking skull."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I want to know where he goes, what he sees, I want you to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle."
  • (Michael Douglas) "You're walking around blind without a cane, pal. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place."
  • (Michael Douglas) "The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It's bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you."
  • (Michael Douglas) "I don't throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought."

Martin Sheen as Carl Fox

  • (Martin Sheen) "We'll park the car and catch up with you."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Alright."
  • (Martin Sheen) "You told the truth and gave the money back. All things considered in this cockamamie world, you're shooting par."
  • (Mrs. Fox) "You helped saved the airline, and the airline people are gonna remember you for it."
  • (Martin Sheen) "That's right. If I were you, I'd think about the job at Bluestar that Wildman offered you."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Dad, I'm going to jail and you know it."
  • (Martin Sheen) "Yeah, well, maybe that's the price, son. It's gonna be hard on you, that's for sure. But maybe in some kind of screwed-up way, it's the best thing that could've happened to you. You stop going for the easy buck and produce something with your life. Create instead of living off the buying and selling of others."
  • (Martin Sheen) "We'll park the car and catch up with you."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "All right."
  • (Martin Sheen) "Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others."
  • (Martin Sheen) "Money's only something you need in case you don't die tomorrow --"
  • (Martin Sheen) "I don't go to bed with no whore, and I don't wake up with no whore. That's how I live with myself. I don't know how you do it."
  • (Martin Sheen) "He's using you, kid. He's got your prick in his back pocket, but you're too blind to see it."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "No. What I see is a jealous old machinist who can't stand the fact that his son has become more successful than he has."
  • (Martin Sheen) "What you see is a guy who never measured a man's success by the size of his WALLET."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "That's because you never had the GUTS to go out into the world and stake your own claim."
  • (Martin Sheen) "Boy, if that's the way you feel, I must have done a really lousy job as a father."
  • (Martin Sheen) ""There came into Egypt a Pharaoh who did not know.""
  • (Michael Douglas) "I beg your pardon, is that a proverb?"
  • (Martin Sheen) "No, a prophecy. The rich have been doing it to the poor since the beginning of time. The only difference between the Pyramids and the Empire State Building is the Egyptians didn't allow unions. I know what this guy is all about, greed. He don't give a damn about Bluestar or the unions. He's in and out for the buck and he don't take prisoners."

Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox

  • (Charlie Sheen) "You know what my dream is? It's to one day be on the other end of that phone."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Why do you have to wreck this company --"
  • (Michael Douglas) "Because it's WRECKABLE, that's why."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Sun-tzu: If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight, and if not split and reevaluate."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "How much is enough?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "About average yield -- very attractive."
  • (Hooker) "Mmm --"
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Rising profits -- strong balance sheet."
  • (Hooker) "I'm hot on this stock."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "It's ready to take off. I'd jump all over it if I were you."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Did mom give you fish for dinner?"
  • (Martin Sheen) "Spaghetti. Your mother still makes lousy spaghetti."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "It's called "pasta" now, dad. "Spaghetti" is out of date."
  • (Martin Sheen) "So am I."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "I'm tapped out Marv. American Express' got a hit man lookin' for me."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Great, Caroline. Doing any better and it'd be a sin."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "I guess you're not here to open an I.R.A."
  • (Postal Inspector) "Mr. Fox, I'm Henry Patterson with the Postal Inspection Service. This is Mr. Ebanhopper from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Evan Morrissey from the Securities and Exchange Enforcement Office."
  • (SEC Man) "You're under arrest, Mr. Fox, for conspiracy to commit Securities fraud and for violating the Insider Trader's Sanction Act."
  • (James Karen) "The minute I've laid eyes on you, I knew you were no good."
  • (U.S. Attorney) "You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Do you understand? Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during any questioning now or in the future."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "So long, Carolyn."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "This is really a nice club, Mr. Gekko."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Yeah, not bad for a City College boy. I bought my way in, now all these Ivy league schmucks are sucking my kneecaps."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Yeah. Woooo. I just bagged the elephant."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Yeah."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Money never sleeps, pal. Just made 800,000 in Hong Kong gold. It's been wired to you. Play with it. You've done good, but you gotta keep doing good. I've showed you how the game works. Now School's out."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Mr, Gekko, I'm there for you 110%."
  • (Michael Douglas) "No, no, no, no. You don't understand. I wanna be surprised. Astonish me, pal. New info. I don't care where or how you get it, just get it. My wife tells me you made a move on Darien. Well, here some inside info for you: That euro-flash G.Q.-type she's going out with has got big bucks, but he's putting her feet to sleep. Exit Visas are imminent, so I don't want you losing your place in line."
  • (Michael Douglas) "Ah, Jesus. I wish you could see this. Light's coming up. I've never seen a painting that captures the beauty of the ocean at a moment like this. I'm gonna make you rich, Bud Fox. Yeah. Rich enough, you can afford a girl like Darien. This is your wake-up call, pal. Go to work."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "What's the matter? Did somebody die?"
  • (John C. McGinley) "Yeah --"
  • (Charlie Sheen) "There's no nobility in poverty."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Hi, Marv."
  • (John C. McGinley) "Oh, hi. Say, why don't YOU get the hell out of MY office."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "I know I've been a bit of a schmuck lately and I just want to apologize."
  • (John C. McGinley) "You've been a real schmuck lately. So go thou and sin no more."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Let me make it up to you."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Bluestar. Put all your clients in it."
  • (John C. McGinley) "Ok, Buddy Buddy. We are back in business on Bluestar."

Daryl Hannah as Darien Taylor

  • (Daryl Hannah) "We go way back, Harry. You know, I-I've put a lot of money into this firm over the years, and I've brought in a lot of businesses."
  • (James Karen) "You've taken enough out, too. You know that. You should have something put aside, for chrissake."
  • (Daryl Hannah) "Well, I don't. With the divorces and everything, I haven't had a chance. And the kids --"
  • (James Karen) "The bridges are burned."
  • (Daryl Hannah) "When you fire me, I'm finished, Harry, finished on the street."
  • (James Karen) "How do think I feel about this?"
  • (Daryl Hannah) "How do you think I feel? I've got a lot of responsibilities."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "What's goin' on?"
  • (John C. McGinley) "Lynch is giving him the boot. He's not pulling his quota. We're all just one trade away from humility, Bud."
  • (Daryl Hannah) "I don't want him to ever know, you understand?"
  • (Michael Douglas) "Mum's the word."
  • (Michael Douglas) "You and I are the same, Darien. We are smart enough not to buy in to the oldest myth running; love. A fiction created by people to keep them from jumping out of windows."
  • (Daryl Hannah) "You know sometimes I miss you, Gordon; you're really twisted."

John C. McGinley as Marv

  • (John C. McGinley) "Very nice. So what is it, Mr. Cocksucker now?"
  • (John C. McGinley) "We're all just one trade away from humility."
  • (John C. McGinley) "Whew. Stock's going to Pluto, man."
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Start unloading."
  • (John C. McGinley) "What? SELL?"
  • (Charlie Sheen) "Dump it. Dump it all. Where's Lou?"
  • (John C. McGinley) "He's over there."
  • (John C. McGinley) "Ken, this is Marvin at Jackson-Steinem. We've gotta DUMP this baby. Yeah, you've got to take the money and RUN on BST. Yeah, we're pulling out now."
  • (John C. McGinley) "Sure went down the toilet with that ugly bitch."

James Karen as Lynch

  • (James Karen) "The minute I laid eyes on you, I knew you had what it took."

James Spader as Roger Barnes

  • (James Spader) "Well, you're only the President of the company. What the hell do you know, anyway?"

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