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A 2013 movie, based on the 2007 novel of the same name, with a title much probably inspired in the 1929 movie.
In 1987, Jordan Belfort gets a job on the investment firm L.F. Rothschild as trainee stockbroker. Under the wings of Mark Hanna, a senior stockbroker, Jordan learns the basics of the business, apparently:cocaine and hookers are the key for success, nobody really knows the behaviour of the stocks, and isn't their job to do what's good for the client.
When L.F. Rothschild is closed after the Black Monday of 1987, he gets a job at a firm that deals with clients and businesses well below the level of Wall Street. Using the "knowledge" acquired on Rothschild, Belfort easily makes a small fortune selling trash stocks by tricking clients into buying in what they are convinced in thinking that will be highly profitable businesses but are just,you know, trash.
Soon, however, Jordan's ambition makes him decide to go into Wall Street level again, using his close friends as the first employees for a new firm, leaded by himself...And using the same conman tactics with a new makeup, that obviously will get him in trouble with the law, since now there's a lot more money involved for the USA government to notice.
Directed by Martin Scorsese. Distributed by Paramount Pictures in the USA and Universal Pictures around the world. Based on Real Life facts, so beware of...the Wikipedia article about Jordan Belfort if you want to avoid spoilers.
- Kissing Cousins: Donnie Azoff married his own cousin. As the asshole he is, Jordan obviously jokes about their future children being possibly retarded.
- No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Jordan's first wife drops the trope word by word when he gets irritated about the Forbes attacking him for what he truly is. The trope is played completely straight too: the very next scene shows a crowd of human vermin trying to get a job in Jordan's firm.
- Title Drop: A article about Belfort in Forbes gives him this nickname. Belfort hates it because it gives in his true nature: a predator that takes everything it can and nothing else in return.