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Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort: "My name is Jordan Belfort. I was raised in a tiny apartment in Queens. At the tender age of 22 I headed to Wall Street. Within months I started my own firm out of an abandoned auto body shop. The year I turned 26, I made 49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week."
Jordan Belfort tells his life story, which is also the feature of the film. He left home with big dreams, made millions but never stopped with what he had, despite what it cost him.
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Nobody KnowsMark Hanna: "Nobody knows if a stock is going to go up, down, sideways or in circles. You know what a Fugazi is?"
Jordan Belfort: "Fugazi, it's a fake."
Mark Hanna: "Fugazi, Fugazi. It's a wazy. It's a woozie. It's fairy dust."
A strange conversation between Mark Hanna and Jordan Belfort takes place in a fancy restaurant. While Mark is talking about the volatility of the stock market, his descriptions of the nature of the market are a bit out there.
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Was All This Legal?Jordan Belfort: "Was all this legal? Absolutely not!"
As Jordan explains, they made a boat load of money but not necessarily in a legal manner. Unfortunately for him, the FBI has taken notice.
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More Money Than We Knew What to Do WithJordan Belfort: "We were making more money than we knew what to do with."
Naomi Lapaglia: "I don't work for you, man."
Donnie Azoff: "You have my money taped to your boobs. Technically you do work for me."
The crew has reached a point of wealth where they have to find very creative ways to store and move their money. In this situation, this task involves an attractive blonde and tape. She isn't amused.
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$26,000 for One DinnerMax Belfort: "$26,000 for one dinner!"
Jordan Belfort: "Tell him about the sides!"
Max Belfort: "What? Did it cure cancer?"
Donnie Azoff: "The sides did cure cancer, that's the problem."
When the bill arrives for a lavish dinner, Max freaks out and urges Jordan and Donnie to show some restraint. To Max, if a dinner costs that much it must cure cancer, not just have really good side dishes.
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I'm Going Into StocksDonnie Azoff: "Is that your car on the lot?"
Jordan Belfort: "Yeah"
Donnie Azoff: "You show me a pay stub I'll quit my job right now." [on phone] "Hey, listen, I quit! Yeah, I'm going into stocks."
Donnie sees the rich persona Jordan puts out and wants to get in on that kind of wealth. Accordingly, he up and quits his job on the spot. The rest is history.
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