‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Drops Most Movie F-Bombs… Ever

It remains to be seen whether Martin Scorsese's latest epic will take home any Oscars, but it has already earned one honor: "Wolf of Wall Street" has set the record for the most F-bombs in a single movie.

So, how many times does "Wolf" drop the F-word? According to Wikipedia tabulation: 506 times, or 2.83 times every 60 seconds of the 180-minute film. This easily beat the previous record-holder among scripted films, Spike Lee's 1999 hit "Summer of Sam," which boasted (a measly) 435 instances of the expletive.

While this fact isn't all that surprising, many of those curse words flew by without really being noticed (by us, at least). That's because there are far more scandalous things happening on screen — like mile-high club orgies, Quaalude-induced car crashes, and competitive dwarf tossing, to name but a few — and also because the F-bombs are divided so expertly among the cast.

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The conniving Jordan Belfort certainly has a potty mouth, but so does just about everyone else he interacts with over the course of the film (with the exception of his parents, who seem like very sweet and well-mannered people).

When Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) asks Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) how much money he makes and Belfort replies, "$70,000 last month," Azoff declares, "Get the f--- outta here!" And then promptly quits his job to learn from the master.

And when FBI Agent Patrick Denham comes creeping around to investigate Jordan's business practices, he sets the stage in two lines. "Let me give you some legal advice. Shut the f--- up!"

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Besides those two quotes, there are 504 more instances that will need to be bleeped when "Wolf" eventually comes to TV.

Not that Scorsese has ever been one to shy away from colorful language. The 71-year-old director also helmed two other movies that rank in cinema's effin' top 20 (yes, that's a thing): 1995's "Casino" had 422 instances and 1990's "Goodfellas" had 300.

If this trend continues, Scorsese's next feature might break into the 600s. Now that would be something — though we're not convinced it would be something good.

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