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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Anyone who says that money is the root to all evil, doesn't have it. 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)

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

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$16,938,179 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel appeared in Saving Private Ryan (1998). Also, Giovanni Ribisi and Scott Caan appeared in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). See more »

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If Jeff hired additional help to keep the casino running full time, Seth would have already known about it because the casino is in his apartment, he still has to go in and out when the casino was open. See more »

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Seth Davis: I need to talk to you
Judge Marty Davis: [while in his chambers] What is it?
Seth Davis: I want out of the firm
Judge Marty Davis: Great leave I don't care what you do anymore I'll tell you this, you coming here is unacceptable to me, what do you want me to do? You want to cost me my judgeship?
Seth Davis: No
Judge Marty Davis: I can't have any connection to you
Seth Davis: I want to get out the firm like you told me to but I just need your help
Judge Marty Davis: What do you need my help for? You're getting out, fine whatever I don't care if you stay there or not, just gets out of here
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

That Ain't Gangsta
Written by 50 Cent, Al West and Richard Jackson
Performed by 50 Cent
Courtesy of Trackmasters/ Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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23 July 2003 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

The plot in Boiler Room is true to reality. A friend of mine was telling me about an outfit he used to work for in the 80's. Worked just like JT Marlin. They switched name three times in two years. My friend called people who lived far away so he wouldn't have to run into them at the grocery store.

The way the company keeps their brokers hungry is by encouraging excessive spending, such as luxury cars, so they have to make even more money to keep up with the lifestyle.

Boiler Room has a group of young actors that all play their parts well. Giovanni Ribisi makes a good appearance, and Nia Long needs to be in more movies.


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