What a breath of fresh hair this movie was at the time! Styles drowned
in gel, swished back styles coupled with big fat red braces to hold
ones trousers from crashing, all of a sudden, towards ones ankles!
The likes the world had never seen to then, and were not to see
again lest people pointed and laughed.
it so encapsulates all the unwanton greed of the laxly regulated
early 1980's stock market which led to what we all thought at the
time was THE crash of 1987.
poignant essence of the masterpiece is essentially how greed corrupts
a common working boy who suppresses conscience until it bursts up
in an indignant volcano of vitriol.
rang all the right opening bells in the 80's. Today the movie is
a wonderful time-freeze of a period which held out so much hope
for the super greedy amongst us (I can still get five donuts in
my mouth at the same time - I've just checked) but nothing good
came out of it.
fact, looking back, the only good thing about the 1980's was that
they were better than the 1970's, and that we had then discovered
the Village People. A triumph!