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OK, so I think LTrain's answer is correct, but perhaps DustinDavis needs an answer that is fleshed out into further detail in order to be satisfied. Reasons Why the film indicates Donnie has collaborated with the FBI: 1. Edit Composition The scene that immediately follows Jordan's final arrest begins with a shot of Donnie systematically erasing the files ...


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I think I may have found the answer in the Wolf of Wall Street Collection by Jordan Belfort But how could I work around Swiss banking laws? ... The simple fact was that if I were to open an account with Union Bancaire, I would have to give them a copy of my passport, which would then be kept on file at the bank. And if the U.S. Departement of Justice ...


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Donnie gave it to them. He cut a deal. That's why he knew the FBI were coming and was deleting files when they arrived at the offices.


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Primarily, securities fraud. Keeping in mind that the film is based on a true story, with Jordan Belfort being a real person, we can find out what charges sent him to prison. Wikipedia states that Jordan Belfort was convicted of "Securities fraud, money laundering". And the article on Stratton Oakmont states that "Stratton Oakmont participated in pump-and-...


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Much of these scenes never happened and the movie isn't similar at all with the book "The Wolf of Wall Street"; these scenes don't contribute at all in the main theme of the movie, which is the "pump-dump" scheme Belfort did and the reason why they found it guilty at court. About why Scorsese made the sex, money wasting-style changes, Donnie Porush (in the ...


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According to this interview in the National Business Review, the original script called for the scene to be shot in Kuala Lumpur. Scorcese changed it, and Belfort contends it was a random choice. Belfort has a cameo role in the shot as the MC. New Zealand was his first speaking gig after he got out of prison, making it an appropriate choice. The interviewer ...


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Well, it is all pretty much explained in the movie. Also, a few points should be noted: This all happened between 1989 and 1996: Stratton Oakmont operated between 1989 and 1996, this was the pre-WWW era as we now it (no social networks, no review websites that will tell you what's good and what's bad, ...), so the word-of-mouth won't have as much impact as ...


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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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The four men are acting like children. They're trying to make each other laugh, because dad is so angry and they're supposed to be taking the situation seriously. Donnie says "T&A" (which is slang for t*ts and a**) with the intention of making his friends laugh, knowing that he can cover it up by saying that he actually said T&E (which is a ...


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Update related to first question, from Wikipedia's "defamation" entry: For McDonalds to have a claim, McDonalds would have to be able to prove it was damaged by the statements. And to the extent the statements are matters of opinion, they are also protected "because opinions are inherently not falsifiable." In other words, McDonalds would have to prove ...


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You're correct; I don't remember the specific context of this scene other than Brad and Donnie don't like each other. Donnie thinks he is an important part of Jordan's Wall Street operation, and that Brad is a 'street-thug' type who is regrettably necessary. It seems Brad then dislikes the way Donnie treats him because of this. When Donnie says 'I'm gonna ...


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You are talking about the girl with Naomi in this scene, right! She is indeed Donnie Azoff's wife Hildy Azoff played by Mackenzie Meehan. Wiki says: Jordan, Donnie, and their wives are on a yacht trip to Italy when they learn that Aunt Emma has died of a heart attack. Jordan decides to travel to Switzerland immediately to settle the bank account. To ...


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He is not telling them not to dial at 9:30. He is reminding them that 9:30 is way too late to start dialing. The place emphasis on the word start. It is another way to say the early bird catches the worm. It is analogous to the saying that showing up on time is late. And, 15 minutes early is barely on time. In this case, ten key punches is too late.


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[For a brief answer, skip to the bottom] @F1Krazy gave a great explanation of how early investment in rising stocks before they start rising makes the client a higher profit. Investing in a stock early on, before it starts rising, means that you can buy the stock at a much lower price than once it starts rising. Therefore, making a higher profit when you ...


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I think you misunderstood, but you do actually hint at the answer in the question: by the time you read about rising stocks in the newspapers, it is already too late to invest in those stocks to get the most profit Jordan isn't telling his employees not to invest in rising stocks because they won't make any profit, he's telling them not to because they won'...


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He says T&A because they spent the money on strippers and hookers. I mean escorts, like the real life person whom the film is based on was known to do. He literally means he spent it on Tits and Ass. The father knows that EJ entertainment is some sort of escorts service. Its a flippant reply to Max, who as their accountant is already mad about the mess ...


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Jordan did it for Donnie, so that Donnie would know to cut a deal. It's because Donnie was like family to him. The note itself helped reveal to Donnie what he needed to do in order to keep outbid prison.


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Donny is an amalgamation is certain characters who were not in the film, but rather taken from the book. Jordan Belfort actaully gave the note to a child-hood friend called Dave beall (who is not mentioned in the film, amongst other many "players" in the saga) who was involved with his money laundering activities. One a side note; Jordan thought Dave ...


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