White Collar – Financial Crimes

Everything I’ve ever learned about finance I learned from these movies:

– Wall Street
– Trading Places
– Boiler Room

We start White Collar / Financial Crimes feature with Wall Street.

This movie really highlighted the causes of the market crash in the 1980’s. Leveraged Buyouts, Insider Information, Junk Bonds, Corporate Raiders. In the 80’s everybody was doing it. Only a few people had the foresight not to follow the crowd and get out before the collapse. This movie really gets to the heart of 80’s Wall Street Greed.

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gecko was exceptional. See the original movie and you’ll know why he won the academy award. Charlie Sheen was perfect as Bud Fox, and Daryl Hannah was hot.


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