CITY VIEWS: What did the original wall street film mean to you when released back in 1987?

DAVID BUIK | BGC PARTNERS

“Wall Street was a major cult film. The greased-back hairstyles, the £1,000 ‘whistle and flute’, the £150 pair of Churches, Turnbull & Asser shirts and Hermes tie. It was all a great act and no doubt Gordon Gekko was very influential.”

QUENTIN SMITH | OLD MUTUAL ASSET MANAGERS

“As a film that captured the spirit of the age, the original Wall Street was without equal. Mostly, its legacy in the City was a collection of great one-liners – ‘money never sleeps’, ‘greed is good’ and, my personal favourite, ‘lunch is for wimps’!”

CLEM CHAMBERS | ADVFN

“The original film caused widespread excitement among people who didn’t know much about the City, and the ‘greed is good’ slogan captured the imagination of the lumpenproletariat – but at the end of the day, it was just a movie, not a creed.”