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Boiler Room -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Ben Younger (written by)
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Release Date:
18 February 2000 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Giovanni Ribisi ... Seth Davis

Vin Diesel ... Chris Varick

Nia Long ... Abbie Halpert

Nicky Katt ... Greg Weinstein

Scott Caan ... Richie O'Flaherty

Ron Rifkin ... Judge Marty Davis

Jamie Kennedy ... Adam

Taylor Nichols ... Harry Reynard

Bill Sage ... FBI Agent David Drew

Tom Everett Scott ... Michael Brantley

Ben Affleck ... Jim Young
John Griesemer ... Concierge
David Younger ... Marc

Herbert Russell ... Kid (as Russell Harper)

Mark Webber ... Kid

Christopher Fitzgerald ... Kid
Donna Mitchell ... Mrs. Davis

André Vippolis ... Neil Davis

Jon Abrahams ... Jeff

Will McCormack ... Mike the Casino Patron
Jared Ryan ... Casino Steve

Anson Mount ... Broker

Kirk Acevedo ... Broker
Seth Ullian ... Broker
Eddie Malavarca ... Broker
Carlo Vogel ... Rude Kid
Matthew Saldivar ... Series Seven Kid (as Matthew Saldívar)
Serge Skliarenko ... Croatian Broker
Lisa Gerstein ... Sheryl

Ross Ryman ... Isaac
Marjorie Johnson ... Abbie's Mother
Peter Rini ... JP Morgan Broker
Raymond Pirkle ... JP Morgan Broker
Joe Pretlow ... JP Morgan Broker

Peter Maloney ... Dr. Jacobs
Lori Yoffe ... Secretary

Alex Webb ... FBI Director
Gillian Sacco ... Waitress at Mickey's

Donald John Hewitt ... Local (as Don J. Hewitt)
Mark Moshe Bellows ... John Feiner

Daniel Sauli ... Broker Steve (as Daniel Serafini-Sauli)

Lucinda Clare ... Trendy Hostess (as Lucinda Faraldo)
Neal Lerner ... Gay Restaurant Patron

Taylor Patterson ... Sara Reynard
Michael McCarthy ... Max Reynard

Marsha Dietlein ... Susan Reynard

Joseph Tudisco ... Janitor

Judy Del Giudice ... Office Woman

Siobhan Fallon ... Michelle, Harry's Supervisor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Delancey Birzin ... Broker (uncredited)

Angelo Bonsignore ... JP Marlin Trainee (uncredited)

Robert Boris ... JP Marlin Trainee (uncredited)
Jonny Fido ... JP Marlin Trainee (uncredited)

Robert Frannicola ... Abrams (uncredited)

Desmond Harrington ... JP Marlin Trainee (uncredited)

Daniel Reton ... Broker (uncredited)

Spero Stamboulis ... Todd (uncredited)

Ben Van Bergen ... Agent Etkins (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ben Younger 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ben Younger (written by)

Produced by
Richard Brener .... executive producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein .... executive producer
Pamela Post .... associate producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... producer
E. Bennett Walsh .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
The Angel 
 
Cinematography by
Enrique Chediak 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Peppe 
 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
 
Production Design by
Anne Stuhler 
 
Art Direction by
Roswell Hamrick 
Mark White 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Alex Nickason  (as Jennifer Alex)
 
Costume Design by
Julia Caston 
 
Makeup Department
Caryn Brostoff .... key makeup artist
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist (as Mary Cook)
Quentin Harris .... key hair stylist
Dallas Hartnett .... hair stylist
Charles McKenna .... hair stylist
Kyra Panchenko .... makeup artist: Nia Long
Nuria Sitja .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carla Fry .... executive in charge of production
Ric Keeley .... post-production supervisor
Robin Sweet .... production supervisor (as Robin Nelson Sweet)
E. Bennett Walsh .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Henriquez .... second second assistant director (as Eric W. Henriquez)
Peter Leto .... second assistant director
Julian Petrillo .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David T. Anderson .... shop electrician (as David Anderson)
Avery S. Brandon .... scenic artist
Douglas Fecht .... lead man
Aaron N. Feldman .... storyboard artist
John Jackson .... construction coordinator (as John C. Jackson)
Henry Kaplan .... set dresser
George Kouzoujian .... key carpenter
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... assistant property master
Dana Neuwirth .... set dresser
Mark Newell .... additional property master
Ed Parra .... art department intern
Siena Porta .... lead painter
Shelley Rich .... art department coordinator
William Riley .... stand-by painter
Jeffrey Rollins .... on-set dresser (as Jeffrey S. Rollins)
David Schanker .... property master
Lisa Kent .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Dorian Cheah .... sound re-recording mixer
Gino Conway .... assistant sound editor
Benjamin L. Cook .... sound effects editor (as Benjamin Cook)
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... additional dialogue editor
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Larry Hoff .... sound utility (as Lawrence Hoff)
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor (as Robert C. Jackson)
Thomas Jones .... adr supervisor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... background sound editor
Kelly Neese .... boom operator
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Schneider .... sound mixer
Anne Slack .... digital transfer engineer
Lucy Sustar .... foley editor
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects editor (as Roland Thai)
Mark Choi .... sound conforming editor (uncredited)
Michael Hertlein .... adr editor (uncredited)
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Johanna Turner .... transfer engineer (uncredited)
Karl Wasserman .... additional boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Agredo .... grip
Tony Arnaud .... best boy grip
Will Arnot .... Steadicam operator (as William S. Arnot)
Kelly Beaton .... electrician
Brian Carmichael .... 24 frame video operator
Divine Cox .... grip (as Divine T. Cox)
Jeffrey A. Danielson .... best boy electric
Keith Devlin .... electrician (as Keith J. Devlin)
James J. Ferris .... electrician
Edwin M. Figueroa .... key grip
Matthew W. Flannery .... assistant Steadicam operator (as Matt Flannery)
Michael Green .... camera operator
Mikey Jackson .... camera loader
David Lee .... still photographer
Ariane Lemay .... second assistant camera
Joseph Quirk .... gaffer
Joia Speciale .... additional first assistant camera
Aurelia Winborn .... first assistant camera (as Aurelia J. Winborn)
Lance Mayer .... camera loader: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate
Sharon Blythe .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jane Lew .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
J. Josie Gold .... wardrobe intern
Jill Kliber .... assistant costume designer
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe supervisor
Kevin Ritter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Elaine C. Andrianos .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Pamela Chmiel .... first assistant editor (as Pam Chmiel)
Jody Levin .... executive in charge of post-production
Sally Moore .... editorial apprentice
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Nick Smith .... second assistant editor
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
Ken Rubenfeld .... dailies colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
The Angel .... music arranger
The Angel .... score mixer
The Angel .... score producer
Stretch Armstrong .... music consultant
Bob Bowen .... music coordinator
Katisse Buckingham .... musician: saxophone
DJ Drez .... musician: scratches
Toby Emmerich .... executive in charge of music
Luis Eric .... musician: trumpet
Mark Kaufman .... music clearance executive
Kerry Loeschen .... musician: trombone
Lise Richardson .... music editor
Louis Russell .... musician: guitar
Robert Russell .... musician: bass guitar
Dana Sano .... music executive
Dana Sano .... music supervisor
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs executive
 
Transportation Department
M.F. Connolly .... driver
Rocco Curatolo .... driver
Richard Curry .... transportation co-captain
James Fanning .... driver
Maurice Fitzgerald .... driver
Joseph W. Kelly .... driver
Thomas McGoldrick .... driver (as Tom McGoldrick)
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation captain (as Ed O'Donnell)
George Bolton .... transportation captain: re-shoots (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Titus Atkins .... production maintenance
Teddy Au .... assistant accountant
John Begeny .... assistant: Ben Younger
Oritte Bendory .... production assistant
Gene Benus .... parking assistant
Claire Best .... production executive
Jonathan Bonanno .... assistant production coordinator
Stephen C. Brandt .... production assistant
Laurie Cartwright .... risk management
Wayne Clemons .... parking assistant
Jamie Cohen .... rights clearances
Natasha Conklin .... production office assistant
William R. Durant .... parking assistant
Jeff Egan .... production safety
Joe Facey .... craft service
Rich Fellegara .... set medic (as Richard Fellegara)
Betsy Friedman .... production assistant
Emily Glatter .... supervising production coordinator
Ginger Gonzalez .... production assistant
Catherine Gore .... script supervisor
Tosha L. Hawkins .... payroll accountant
Erika Hemmerle .... assistant: Jennifer Todd
Michael E. Hernandez .... chef (as Michael Hernandez)
Marc Jacobs .... production resources
Michael Johnson .... production accountant (as Michael K. Johnson)
Paul Johnson .... security officer
Paul Kramer .... location manager
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Michael Lewis .... production attorney
Patrick Lievano .... unit location assistant
Colin MacLellan .... production assistant (as Colin AJ MacLellan)
Ginny Martino .... business affairs liaison
Stephan Morgan .... production office assistant
Jennifer Mount .... risk management
Rita Parikh .... production coordinator
Evan Perazzo .... assistant location manager
Paul Prokop .... production controller
Michelle Purple .... assistant: Suzanne Todd (as Michelle Glass)
Karen Radzikowski .... production assistant
Darin Read .... edit room runner
Jonathan Roumie .... location assistant
Gregory Routt .... location assistant: second unit (as Greg Routt)
Lee E. Scharfstein .... stand-in: Giovanni Ribisi (as Lee Emery)
Bethann Schebece .... production assistant (as Bethann Shebece)
Ted Shields .... production assistant
Ashley W. Sieg .... location assistant (as Ashley Sieg)
Robert Taleghany .... post-production accountant
Lee Tucker .... preview technical supervisor
Tom Tumminello .... parking coordinator
Lady Xang .... craft service assistant
Michael C. Kingsley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Danika Kohler .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
George F. Miller .... stand-in (uncredited)
Anthony Reynolds .... utility stand-in (uncredited)
Benjamin Sacks .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Elias Scoropanos .... location assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Beth Theriac .... assistant: Mr. Younger (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rick Dahl .... thanks
Howard Goldberg .... thanks
Phyllis Goldberg .... thanks
Steve Harris .... thanks
Alan Hevesi .... thanks
Steve Kerper .... thanks
Michael Spatt .... thanks
Dennis Squitieri .... thanks: Bergen Jaguar
J.P. Tods .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Money Game" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and some drug content
Runtime:
120 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (original rating) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #36838)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ratner's, the famous Lower East Side restaurant Seth and his family eat dinner in, is also a restaurant that Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider stake out in The French Connection (1971).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Seth invites his father to a diner for lunch and arranges the napkins on the table. After his father sits down, the napkins are back in their original positions.See more »
Quotes:
Greg Weinstein:Don't pitch the bitch.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ma DukesSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Minor Leagues Of Corruption, 24 January 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Back in the old days what Giovanni Ribisi went to work at was euphemistically termed a 'bucket shop' and the practice of holding onto profits and never really paying except in select instances was referred to as 'bucketing'. The regulations put in during the New Deal curbed them somewhat, but the deregulation that occurred during the Reagan Years put operations like these back in business. That and telemarketing did the rest.

Our protagonist in this film is Giovanni Ribisi who's a kid that I can somewhat identify with, one who can't seem to please his rather stern father, Ron Rifkin, who also happens to be a federal judge. He'd like for Ribisi to get into traditional professions like law or medicine, but Ribisi is a child of his era and is on the lookout for a quick buck. That he gets from his current endeavor which is running a small casino out of his apartment. Though illegal Ribisi runs it honestly, but that fact makes no never mind to Rifkin.

One of his steady patrons, Nicky Katt, interests him in going to work at his brokerage house which is not located in the heart of Wall Street, but out on Long Island.

Gordon Gekko would be proud of this bunch, trained by Ben Affleck who lives the Gekko creed from Wall Street of 'greed is good'. But this crowd could never get in Michael Douglas's front door, remember what a hard time Charlie Sheen had in Wall Street. You've got your list of prospects, aka suckers, and you get on the phone and sell, Sell, SELL, but only what you want sold in a given period. The activity drives up the price and then it deflates, but not before the broker gives out. On Wall Street, it's called 'kiting' a stock.

Michael Douglas's Gordon Gekko takes us to the rarefied world of big time Wall Street corruption. These guys are the minor leagues of the same sport. Ribisi as he soon finds out was living more honorably as a casino entrepreneur. But he can't get out mainly because dad seems to have somewhat changed his attitude. And Rifkin's respect is all he wants.

Boiler Room works best during the scenes with Rifkin and Ribisi, their up and down relationship is the key to the whole film. Other performances to watch out for are Nia Long as the secretary clearing $80,000.00 a year because of her insider information, Vin Diesel as a cheery hedonistic sort of bucketeer, and Nicky Katt is a more intense variety of the same breed.

The one to really watch out for is Ben Affleck. It's a small part, but Affleck does wonders with it. Now this is a man who could really have made it Gekko's world and wouldn't have had the trouble that Charlie Sheen had crashing it or the conscience pangs after he discovers what it's all about. Affleck should have gotten Oscar consideration in the Supporting Actor category.

In fact the whole film is sadly overlooked, don't miss it if it is ever broadcast.

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