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Wall Street

Wall Street, Oliver Stone's most uncharacteristically placid film, follows the simplistic moral odyssey of Bud Foxx (Charlie Sheen), a Wall Street neopyhte who loses sight of himself in the aggressive amoral morass of Reagan-era capitalism. Although it lacks Stone's flair for hyperbole, Wall Street fits perfectly into Stone's running chronicle of the cultural evolution of the United States over the past 40 years, and it features one of the defining scenes of the decade, as Michael Douglas gives an Oscar-winning speech about the benefits of greed. Also with Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, and Terence Stamp. Fox's DVD edition looks good (despite a brief glitch in the transfer print) in anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) and Dolby Digital 5.1, and features an audio commentary by Stone, who has never been the most exciting guy in the recording booth (cf. Platoon) but spins a few compelling anecdotes. Also includes a new "making-of" documentary, trailers, and TV spots. Keep case.
—Gregory P. Dorr

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