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The Wolf of Wall Street effin loaded with F-words

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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 appears a staggering 506 times in the space of 180 minutes, besting 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 colourful language. Three other films directed by him -- 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 non-documentary movie ever, though. The movie website Film School Rejects says that 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? The F Word.)

-- USA Today

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 4, 2014 G2

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