Wall Street was the first time the two shared the big screen. Charlie
admitted having mixed feelings about working with his father, who came
in to do his two weeks after the rest of the cast had already worked
nine weeks on the film and were exhausted.
"He kind of pulled us together and made us look like a bunch of
amateurs," Charlie said ruefully. "Working with my father, I found I'd
get discouraged by the thought that maybe I'm not going to be this good
some day. Then I'd get encouraged to think maybe I will be... He's
definitley the best guy I know, as a father and as a individual."
Working together was an emotional experience for both men. It brought back old memories and further tightened already strong bonds. "We weren't nervous at all. Dad is never nervous," Charlie boasted to journalist Tom Green. "There's a scene in the hospital where he's had a heart attack. I go in there and we're both breaking down. I remember what it was like after my dad really did have a heart attack, nearly a decade ago. I mean, we connected, man. We connected in five minutes where some fathers and sons don't connect in a lifetime."