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Boiler Room (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  18 February 2000 (USA)
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A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.



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Seth Davis is a college dropout running an illegal casino from his rented apartment. Driven by his domineering fathers disapproval at his illegitimate existence and his desire for serious wealth, Seth suddenly finds himself seduced by the opportunity to interview as a trainee stock broker from recent acquaintance Greg (Nicky Katt). Walking into the offices of JT Marlin, a small time brokerage firm on the outskirts of New York - Seth gets an aggressive cameo performance from Jay (Ben Affleck) that sets the tone for a firm clearly placing money above all else. Seth's fractured relationship with his father and flirtatious glances from love interest Abbie (Nia Long) are enough to keep Seth motivated in his new found career. As he begins to excel and develop a love for the hard sale and high commission, a few chance encounters leads Seth to question the legitimacy of the firms operations - placing him once again at odds with his father and what remains of his morality. With homages to Wall... Written by mikal

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,722,884 (USA) (18 February 2000)


$16,938,179 (USA) (7 July 2000)

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Greg tells Chris to get his "One Race" hands off his money. Chris is played by Vin Diesel, who's production company is called One Race Productions. See more »


When Seth's father calls him to say that he would go in with him with the IPO scam he states first that "I'll make sure you won't get caught" and then "I have a friend..." While the FBI playback is different, since this wasn't court testimony, they may have been using an altered tape. See more »


Seth Davis: [Over the phone] What do you mean, you're gonna pass. Alan, the only people making money passing are NFL quarterbacks and I don't see a number on your back.
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Crazy Credits

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Very impressed
26 November 2003 | by (Malvern, England) – See all my reviews

Although Giovanni Ribisi is the main character, Seth, one of the most outstanding performances is by Vin Diesel as Chris. In Boiler Room he shows that he is more than muscle as he acts his pants off! If you like Wall Street, you will love this - there is even a tribute to it in the movie. An intelligent movie dealing with the desire to get rich quick, regardless of the consequences. A must see!

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