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Boiler Room (2000)

A college dropout, attempting to win back his father's high standards he 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 once appeared to be.

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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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There's no such thing as making too much money or taking too many risks See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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18 February 2000 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,722,884 (USA) (20 February 2000)

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$16,938,179 (USA) (4 July 2000)
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The building, in which J.T. Marlin is located, is actually in Westbury and Garden City, New York, and is the same building, on which one of the two companies in the movie is based, Continental Broker Dealer Corp. It was not located at exit 53 off the L.I.E., which is where the other company was located. See more »

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Jim refers to his Ferrari 355 as a "Cabriolet". Ferrari convertibles are called "Spiders". See more »

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Seth Davis: [in a restaurant having drinks, celebrating Seth passed the Series 7 stock broker test with Chris, Adam present ] You know what I hate? Is getting past the secretaries it doesn't matter if you're a broker, it's still a sales call and they fucking know that, I'm going to open a firm
Greg Weinstein: [holds the alcoholic drink in his hand and a toothpick in his mouth] ,Wait your opening things now? Kid just passed his test and thinks he knows the whole thing, what's wrong with you? You haven't even popped your "...
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At the start of the film, the New Line Cinema studio logo features the faces from various U.S. Dollar bills, and the studio fanfare music uses a hip-hop "scratch" sound effect. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Things Done Changed
Written by The Notorious B.I.G.
Spoken by Giovanni Ribisi
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Depressing, yet hard edged
23 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film owes a credit to Glengarry Glenn Ross and Wall Street, but I actually liked this better. Why? Because it seemed more real to me (the script and acting probably did it) than the other films. I liked the Giovanni Ribisi character, who changes slightly through the film, but eventually we see the real side of him, which is great. Funny, thrilling and cool, this film may not be for the weak at heart, but it is for anyone who can afford the tickets. Ben Affleck appears (in one of his better performances) as Ribisi's showy and pushy boss at the stock place. One of the better films (top 20) of the new year. A+


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