The shvitz (towel not included)
However, Gekko saves his most serious business for the sauna and locker room, where he cites Sun Tzu's Art of War and delivers his famous pep talk about life on the trading floor. "All these Harvard MBA types -- they don't add up to dog shit," he tells Fox while toweling himself dry. "Give me guys that are poor, smart, and hungry, and no feelings. You win a few, you lose a few, but you keep on fighting. And if you need a friend, get a dog. It's trench warfare out there, pal."
And Gekko isn't the only one who knows that important deals get done post-workout, too. In The Blues Brothers, consummate chillers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi And Dan Aykroyd) meet their old booking agent Maury Sline (Steve Lawrence) in the sauna to negotiate their next gig -- hats and sunglasses still on, of course.
Tony Soprano and his associates were likewise no strangers to conducting business in the steam room, like the time trouble-making Ralphie (Joe Pantoliano) helped facilitate a housing-development scam (pardon the Italian-language footage) alongside a couple city bureaucrats -- no doubt making them sweat.
And who can forget when rival Mad Men execs Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Jim Hobart (H. Richard Greene) traded barbs over Burger King and Buick while converting vodka to perspiration amid an afternoon respite from the humdrum of boardrooms and clothing?