Wall Street Overview
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone. Set in New York City, the film takes place 23 years after the original and revolves around the 2008 financial crisis. Gordon Gekko is released from his 8 year prison sentence for security fraud. Nobody is outside to greet Gekko. Winnie who is Gordon Gekko’s daughter has not talked to her father in many years due to her brother’s death in which she blames him. Jake works at Keller Zabel Investments, one of the largest investment banks on Wall Street, he is one of the top proprietary traders. Jake is trying to raise more money for a fusion research project, which will be a viable source of alternative energy down the line, but the rest of the board does not agree with him. Lewis Zabel, who has played a father role to Jake, pays him a check of over 1 million dollars. Jake decides to invest an around a million dollars on Lewis Zabel stock. The company’s stock starts crashing, the economy collapses. By that time Lewis committed suicide due to all the pressure in the economy. Jack and Gekko start talking behind Winnie’s back. Gekko and his daughter reunite and put the past behind them. Gekko tells Jack about the money he left Winnie of 100 million dollars which could help him with his fusion research project. Gekko tricks both of them and takes all the money and starts a stock business of his own. Later he regrets what he has done, after making more that 1 billion dollars he sends a check to Jack’s fusion research project. Everybody lives happily ever after. Wall Street bundles things together in the world of money. Essentially, the largest accumulation of wealth is through Wall Street. As such, it shows the trends across the country. The stock market operations get out of control and that is what causes scare among traders and every one start selling their stocks.