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I thought at the beginning, Jordan says he came from a family of both his parents being accountants, however later it appears that Jordan's Father is an ex-Cop and a PI?

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The movie did in fact say he was an accountant which is why he went to work for Jordan. CAn you explain the scene(s) that made you think he was/is a PI? – DustinDavis Mar 7 '14 at 23:54
Doesn't he outright say he had his PI license and was an ex-Cop in the same scene that they talk about women and "liking bush"? The same scene that Jordan bites on his knuckles? And his father was the one who tipped him off about being under observation by the FBI and also about Brad being arrested. – ottesen07 Mar 7 '14 at 23:57
You sure you're not thinking of Bo Dietl (the P.I.) who played him self? I believe he was the one who told Jordan Brad was in jail right before those old pills kicked in at the country club. The two do look alike. – DustinDavis Mar 8 '14 at 0:06
It seems that I did think they were the same person – ottesen07 Mar 8 '14 at 0:11
In all fairness they do look VERY similar! – DustinDavis Mar 8 '14 at 0:16
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Max Belfort "Mad Max" was an accountant. The person who tipped Jordan off about the FBI and told him about Brad being in jail because of Donnie was Bo Dietl who looks like Max. So no, Jordan's father was not an ex-cop or P.I. but Bo Dietl was.

They look VERY similar

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Wow, they even have the same grin. – atticae Jun 5 '14 at 21:54

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