Jonah Hill wanted to eat a real goldfish because he wanted everything to be real. Everyone was working so hard on this movie that he didn't want to be the person who wasn't. Obviously, regulations didn't allow it. They had a real goldfish and three goldfish handlers/wranglers on set. Hill could keep the goldfish in his mouth for three seconds at a time and then they had to put it back in water unharmed.
When Jordan is telling a client about Aerotyne International on phone, Dwayne turns back on his chair to see him and two men are standing by him. In the very next shot Dwayne can be seen in background sitting while facing his table and those two men disappear.
When Jordan asks Chester to sell him the pen, he extends the pen in his left hand. However in the next shot it is in his right. In the next shot it is back in his left before he switches hands to hand the pen to Brad.
During the introduction of Steve Madden, Jordan is rallying the stock brokers and puts his hand around the neck of one stock broker. Continuing his speech he puts his around the neck of the next stock broker. The camera goes to a front shot of Jordan and he is in the process of putting his hand around the neck of the same stock broker.
Jordan Belfort: My name is Jordan Belfort. I'm a former member of the middle class raised by two accountants in a tiny apartment in Bayside, Queens. The year I turned 26, as the head of my own brokerage firm, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a memoir by American author and former stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The book was adapted for the screen by American author Terence Winter.
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Why does the movie end in Auckland, New Zealand?
Three possibilities: (1) It is a subtle Scorsese-joke based on the New Yorker who thought he was going to Oakland, California, but got on the wrong plane, (2) It is an unsubtle Scorsese-joke coming from the fact that New Zealanders have elected a Prime Minister, a multi-millionaire former currency-dealer at Merrill-Lynch, and (3) The dull-witted pen sellers epitomize the pits to which Belford has descended.