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The movie "Wall Street" is a representation of poor morals and disappointing business ethics in the popular world of business. This movie shows the negative effects that bad business morals can have on society. The two main characters are Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen and Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas. Bud Fox is a young stockbroker who comes from an honest working-class family but on the other hand, Gordon Gekko is a millionaire who Bud admires and wants to be associated with. Greed seems to be a huge theme of this movie. This movie portrays the unethical society we live in. It shows how money oriented society has become and that people will do almost anything to get ahead. Competitiveness has become such a widespread game all over the country, especially in big cities.

At the start of Wall Street, Bud Fox is young and insecure about the business world. Bud is a broker seeking new clients and offering second-hand advice regarding the buying and selling of stock. Bud was faced with a choice that would change his life. He was so sure he wanted to be involved with Gordon Gekko that he was willing to do whatever it took to be a part of his immoral scheme. It only took about five minutes for Bud to agree to give insider information about stocks to Gekko in order to become more lucrative and manipulative at the same time. Buddy Fox, liven is a small, cramped, and old apartment in the big apple. Buddy works weekdays from 9:30am to 4:00pm as a stockbroker; he buys and sells stock for other people over the phone and computer in a cubical. Buddy was different from the other brokers, his dream was to make the big times, just like his idle, Mr. Gecko. Buddy had tried getting a meeting with Mr. Gecko for a long time, but one day his hard work and effort paid off, he came to his office and they had a long talk. Gecko liked what Buddy was telling him but he wanted to be more interested.

Gecko is a very rich, greedy, bad, and snobby person, he has so much money and he gets it mostly from illegal insider trading. Gecko took Buddy's advice and bought some stock off the market to make money, and made a heavy profit of millions, Gecko calls Buddy and gives him one million dollars as thanks for the help. Gecko was impressed. Gecko was very good and convincing actors, also all though this story was very though out, it's not true, its morals are wrong and its description of today's business and the stock market aren't true. Gecko decides to meet up with Buddy again and make a deal with him, he wants Buddy to get him insider information and Gecko will reward Buddy with lots of money.

The beginning of the end comes when Gekko formulates a plan to make Blue Star Airlines -- the company Bud's father, Carl works for more profitable. But that all changed when Buddy's father entered the picture. Bud Fox has such information from his father, an aircraft mechanic and union leader, and he gives the information to Gekko to become part of the latter's organization. During a speech to shareholders of Blue Star Airlines, Gekko proclaims that greed is good, greed for life, for love, and even for power Carl Fox is a man that has spent his whole life working for a single company, Blur Star airlines. When his son, Bud spots an opportunity to make money with Blue Star Airlines, Carl senses something unscrupulous about the deal and begs Bud to get out of it. He doesn't, and quickly discovers

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