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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps + NYC

In 1987, Oliver Stone made his now iconic film Wall Street which epitomized the greed culture of 80s New York City. Even today, the villain of the film, Gordon Gekko is both reviled and revered along with his much quoted line- “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
Now, 23 years later and in a time when Wall Street is once again on the minds of the whole world, Oliver Stone is back with a sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The sequel takes place just as Gekko’s 20 year prison sentence for his unscrupulous business deals comes to an end, in a Manhattan where greed is actually good and legal. Shia LaBeouf plays Gekko’s new protege and future son-in-law who quickly realizes that perhaps money isn’t everything.

Much of the Wall Street 2 was filmed on location in New York. While Stone focused most of the action on the stock trading floor in his 1987, the 2010 update revolves around the Federal Reserve, where most of the filming was done. Of filming at the reserve Stone said “In the original ’87 movie there was no Federal Reserve, we didn’t get into that,” and “But now the world has changed radically. This is part of the bulwark of the system.”
In the beginning of the film, LaBeouf’s character Jake is seen watching Gekko give a classroom lecture, after which the room bursts into applause. The campus shots were all filmed on location at Fordham University in the Bronx.
Another pivotal scene in the movie takes place at an intimate dinner between Gekko and Jake. For this, the production took over the dramatically decorated Asian restaurant Shun Lee West on W. 65th St in Manhattan. Stone and company closed the restaurant for 24 hours to complete the scene.
Federal Reserve
33 Liberty St, New York, NY‎ – (212) 720-6130‎

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Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458

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Shun Lee West
43 W65th st, New York, NY 10023 – (212) 595-8895

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