1. What is the business ethics issue that you can find in the movies?
The movie Wall Street represent of bad morals and bad business ethics in the world of business.There are the main character that is Bud Fox by Charlie Sheen and Gordon Gekko by Michael Douglas.The business ethics issue that we find in this movie is, Gekko does not want just a few tips on the stock market, he wants information of the sort that should be confidential, obtained by any means necessary, even if it involves using unethical and illegal methods. Desperate to advance in life, Fox agrees.
One of his first job is to spy on Sir Lawrence Wildman and follow his next move. By following Wildman through New York, Fox ...view middle of the document...
A few days later, Fox and the union leaders meet Gekko's rival, Sir Laurence Wildman, who agrees to take over ownership of Bluestar, and, in return for union concessions, save it from being asset-stripped. The next day, Fox then gets his colleagues at Jackson Steinem to persuade their clients to invest in Bluestar. Using Gekko's own methods, he breaks the news of Gekko's takeover of Bluestar which sends the share price up.
The union leaders then confront Gekko, warning him that they know of his plans to destroy the company and threaten to make life so hard for the customers that by the time the company is broken up it will be next to worth. Gekko decides to cut his loses and pull out of Bluestar. but Fox then gets his contacts to dump their Bluestar stocks which sends the share price down.
Gekko is unable to find buyers for his own stock, and is forced to sell at a loss. Once the share price has gone down as far as it can, Wildman buys it up, taking over Bluestar. Gekko is furious and knows who to blame.
3. How does the movie end for Bud? Is there a lesson to be learned here? If so, What is it?
The next day, a triumphant Fox arrives at work at Jackson Steinem & Co. where he is confronted by the police and the Securities and Exchange Commission....