Two years ago this month historic events triggered a financial crisis the likes of which hadn’t been seen in 75 years.
Considering nation’s disdain for Wall Street played a critical role in the primary election of Senator Blanche Lincoln just a few months back, releasing a movie in which high finance takes the spotlight seems risky at best.
And this isn’t just any movie – it’s the sequel to the iconic film named after the capital of capital – we’re talking Oliver Stone’s Wall Street.
Don’t forget that when the original came out in 1987, the nation was intoxicated with the promise of wealth and power. At the time hit TV shows included Dynasty and Dallas.
Who can forget the iconic line, “Greed for lack of a better word, is good,” uttered by the fictional Gordon Gekko, a character who later became a pop culture symbol for unrestrained greed.
But times are very different; the nation is still reeling from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
How can this sequel, called “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” strike the same kind of chord with audiences today that it did more than 20 years ago.
For insights who better to turn to than Oliver Stone?!
Check out our entire interview with this legendary director and find out which members of the Fast Money desk have a connection to the film!
Watch the video above.
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