'Wolf of Wall Street' sets a profane record
05:00 AM, Jan 04, 2014
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.
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.)