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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Is 179 Minutes, Actually (But Not NC-17)

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from "The Wolf of Wall St
This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from "The Wolf of Wall Street." The release of Martin Scorsese?s ?The Wolf of Wall Street? has been pushed to Dec. 25. Paramount Pictures made the widely expected announcement Tuesday, Oct. 29. Scorsese?s Wall Street epic starring Leonardo DiCaprio had previously been scheduled to be release Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures, Mary Cybulski)

It's not the most crucial part of the story, but noteworthy nonetheless: Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" is now apparently 179 minutes long, an increase of 14 minutes from the previously reported running time of 165 minutes, but still one minute less than the initially rumored 180-minute length. That makes "The Wolf Of Wall Street" the longest film of Scorsese's career, topping 1995's "Casino" by one minute. (The 179-minute figure includes credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.)

Also worth mentioning: Scorsese's film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a corrupt '90s finance guy and features supporting turns from Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler and Margot Robbie, flirted with an NC-17 rating because of what THR calls "abundant, explicit sex." The graphic nature of "The Wolf Of Wall Street," however, was far from secretive. All the way back in April of this year, HitFix In Contention editor Kris Tapley tweeted similar information:

Based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort, "The Wolf Of Wall Street" is expected to become a factor in this year's awards race. Paramount has scheduled the first official screening for Scorsese's film for Dec. 1 in Los Angeles, but some people, including director Darren Aronofsky, have been lucky enough to see it already:

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" is out on Christmas Day.

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