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Continuity mistake: The car Carl Fox is driving is on a 3 lane road with concrete barriers, that does not allow for parking. When the camera angle changes to show the interior, the car is on a road with vehicles parked on the sides. (01:53:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Gekko says that Ollie is the best trader on the street, Bud turns his head to his right, but when the camera angle changes in the next frame Bud's head is turned to his left. (00:16:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the club changing rooms Gekko fiddles with the knot of his tie but does not neatly fold his shirt collar, which exposes the tie at the back. When he puts on his jacket the collar and tie now appear properly dressed. (00:28:00)

Factual error: The opening shot (of the New York Stock Exchange's trading floor) has the subtitle "1985," which might lead one to expect that at least the action in the first few scenes takes place in the year 1985. However, when Charlie Sheen is talking to his Nimrod broker buddy the Nimrod jokes that the day the Challenger exploded, Gekko was on the phone "selling NASA stock short." The Challenger exploded in January, 1986, not 1985. [An explanation for this: Wall Street, as conceived and filmed, was supposed to be set in 1987. However, near the end of 1986, The Ivan Boesky insider-trading scandal hit, many rules were changed, and acknowledging those events would have undone much of the plotting of the movie. So the movie was shifted back in time to 1985 (before the scandals, and also before the Challenger disaster), thus creating this major goof].

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Gordon Gekko: 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.

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Trivia: In the original script of this movie, Bud does not receive oral sex from the prostitute. He actually just has regular sex, but Oliver Stone changed it during production for unknown reasons.

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Question: If the beach house is in the Hamptons, why is the sunrise from the west?

Answer: It's probably just a movie inaccuracy. For whatever reason, probably technical, economical, or for artistic considerations, the scene could have been staged and shot during sunset rather than sunrise. Oftentimes, scenes are not actually filmed when and where they are supposedly set. Locations are often substituted for ones that are more private, more scenic, have easier physical access, are in a less expensive economic region (such as Canada), and so on.

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