'Wolf of Wall Street' sets a profane record

05:00 AM, Jan 04, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio is Jordan Belfort in 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Mary Cybulski, Paramount Pictures/


Written By by Trey Barrineau, USA TODAY

Here’s another accolade for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street– it appears to have set a record for the most uses of the f-word in a U.S. feature film.

Variety reports that the profane word is heard in the movie a staggering 506 times in the space of 180 minutes, beating a record set by Spike Lee’s 1999 film Summer of Sam (435 f-bombs in 142 minutes).

If you’ve been to the movies in the past 40 years, you know that Scorsese is no stranger to colorful language. Three of his other films — 1995’s Casino (422), 1990’s Goodfellas (300) and 2006’s The Departed (237) — appear on a Wikipedia list of movies with the most uses of the curse word.

Wolf of Wall Street might not be the most f-bomb-laden feature ever, though. Film School Rejects says a Canadian horror movie, Gutterballs, uses the profanity 625 times.

However, the all-time cinematic f-bomb champ is a 2005 documentary that uses the word 857 times in just 93 minutes. (The title of the film can’t be posted on a family newspaper’s website, but yes, it’s the f-word.)