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A 2013 American biographical crime movie, directed by Martin Scorsese, where Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) lives the high life as a Wall Street broker. It is based on Belfort's own 2007 memoir by the same name.

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Why does the person who speaks first lose?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort tells his team to pitch blue chip stocks from companies like Disney, AT&T, and IBM to clients, then sell them lower-quality stocks for a 50% ...
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How did the FBI get Jordan's note to Donnie?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), how did the FBI get the yellow note that Jordan gave to Donnie toward the end of the movie? There was no mention of it after that or any explanation and nothing to ...
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Why did Jordan Belfort need people with Swiss passports to smuggle money?

In Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort hires the family of his former drug dealer to smuggle cash to Switzerland. Apparently he chose them because they have Swiss rather than American passports. ...
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What exactly is going on when the brokers place a cylindrical object into a box that is attached to the wall, and then close it?

On a trading floor in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Mark Hanna finishes speaking on the phone, gets up from his chair, and walks towards Jordan Belfort while rolling some paper in his hand: Mark ...
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Why did Aunt Emma specifically mention living through the '60s?

At Naomi’s wedding scene from The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan meets Emma, Naomi’s aunt, for the first time and expresses his pleasure at finally meeting her. Their conversation also reveals ...
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Did the Duchess steal the $50,000 at the butler's gay party?

Who stole the money at the butler's gay party? There is no further explanation is given as to who stole the money. The interrogation scene doesn't explain it either. ...
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Were there any legal issues due to McDonald's references?

In The Wolf of Wall Street 2013, we see many references to "Working at McDonald's" all throughout the film: My question here is: Were there any legal issues due to apparently looking down upon this ...
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Why is Jordan Belfort using a dwarf instead of darts to aim at the dartboard?

In an office scene from The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), people are chanting numbers while Jordan Belfort grabs a dwarf wearing a helmet, aiming at the bullseye of a large dollar sign dartboard: ...
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Why did Jordan dislike the millionaire?

On his first day, Jordan is told by Jerry that his job is to make phone calls to connect Jerry with wealthy business owners until he passes his Series 7 exam: Jerry: Now just so you know, last year I ...
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What's the purpose of this small editing effect?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort lost his job as a stockbroker during Black Monday. His wife found a suitable job for him in Long Island, so he drove there by car. During this process,...
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Why did people continue to trust Stratton in the Wolf of Wall Street?

Stock brokers at Stratton convinced people to buy shit stocks which were never gonna go up. I think it works like this: If those people became rich, then they'd tell other people to take investing ...
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What was Stratton Oakmont doing that was actually illegal?

In the 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, the audience gets the notion that not everything that Stratton Oakmont is doing is on the up-and-up. Jordan Belfort even breaks the 4th wall several times ...
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Why does it show them arguing about TNE vs. TNA?

In the Wolf of Wall Street, all of the founders are in Jordan's office and his dad, Max walks in and gets angry about how much theynhave spent on "dinner". Then Donnie says "It's okay, the IRA allows ...
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Why the Pillarbox effect used in this scene?

In the scene of The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), where Real Jordan Belfort welcomes reel actor Jordan Belfort onto the stage. Pillarbox effect is used. It comes to normal aspect ratio when he asks ...
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What's the meaning of "Tootski"?

In this scene from The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort is sitting across from Mark Hanna, who is rhythmically hitting his chest with his fist, and snorting cocaine: Mark Hanna: Tootski? ...
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Why was the post jail seminar scene with Jordan shown from the event in Auckland, New Zealand?

Considering this movie was largely in America, why was the post jail seminar scene shown in an event from Auckland, New Zealand? Was this a homage to kiwis or to show how far Jordan Belfort has come, ...
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What's the job of Jordan Belfort's father?

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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How does the name "Rugrat" fit with a hairpiece?

Jordan Belfort introduced his team, who were working at his company, Stratton Oakmont: Jordan Belfort: Smartest of the bunch was Nicky Koskoff. He actually went to law school. I called him Rugrat ...
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What does it mean to “give somebody a pass”?

In The Wolf of Wall Street there is a comical scene with Donnie Azoff (in a suit and glasses) and Brad Bodnick (in a black bomber, seen from back), where Donnie gets into a public brawl with Brad. ...
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Who was Naomi dancing with after the yacht sinks?

As many of you may recall, in The Wolf of Wall Street the yacht sinks somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea as they are trying to reach Monaco. On the next scene, having been rescued by those Italian ...
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Why did Bard fake out Donnie Azzof with a handshake here?

On the golf course scene in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), while the narration about how Brad helped Jordan Belfort by holding stock under his name continues, Brad pretends to offer Donnie Azzof a ...
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Why does 'The Wolf of Wall Street' contain so many nude scenes?

Recently I watched 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and was quite disturbed by the many naked/nude scenes. They seemed a little unecessary to me, as they could as well have been shot as legs alone or similar ...
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If Mark tells them not to dial at 9:30, why are they dialing at 9:30?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), standing, Mark Hanna shouts in the middle of the office: Mark Hanna: We don't start dialing at 9:30 because our clients are already answering the phone. Three. Two. ...
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Why are Stratton Oakmont employees making fun of Steve Madden?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Steve Madden came to put shares of his shoe company to institutional investors through Jordan's stockbroker company called Stratton Oakmont. Actually Steve Madden is ...
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If Brad didn’t agree with them, then why did he help Jordan move the money to Switzerland?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan befriends his neighbor Donnie Azoff, and the two found their own company. They bring on board several of Jordan’s friends, including Brad: Jordan: This is ...
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Why is Merrill Lynch taking money from Jordan Belfort and his team?

Surrounded by his team, Stratton Oakmont founder Jordan Belfort is tossing a golf ball into glasses on a billiard table: Jordan Belfort: F-ck Merrill Lynch. F-ck them. Why should they be taking all ...
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Did Jordan Belfort really own the most expensive real estate in the world?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort narrates these lines about the house that he and his wife Naomi bought: Jordan: Seven acres on the Gold Coast of Long Island. The most expensive real ...
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Why would investing in rising stock not give profit?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan says to his employees: First we pitch 'em Disney, AT&T, IBM, blue chip stocks exclusively. Companies these people know. Once we've suckered them in, we ...
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