Writer-director Oliver Stone, who shows an uncanny knack for anticipating public interest in the subjects he chooses, explores the much-publicized inside trading scandals of the mid-1980s. Set in 1985, the film follows the career of young Wall Street broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) as he
scrambles to make his first million. His idol is ruthless big-time corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Fox insinuates himself into Gekko's good graces by giving Gekko inside information about an airline, information he has learned from his father (Martin Sheen), an airline mechanic
and local representative of his union. With the promise of big financial rewards negating...