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Boiler Room (2000)

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A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, 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 first appeared to be.

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Ben Younger

Writer:

Ben Younger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Griesemer ... Concierge
David Younger David Younger ... Marc
Herbert Russell ... Kid (as Russell Harper)
Mark Webber ... Kid

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Seth Davis is a college dropout running an illegal casino from his rented apartment. Driven by his domineering father's 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 Jim (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 newfound career. As he begins to excel and develop a love for the hard sale and high commission, a few chance encounters lead Seth to question the legitimacy of the firm's operations - placing him once again at odds with his father and what remains of his morality. With homages to Wall... Written by anonymous

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Welcome to the New American Dream. 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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Trivia

Giovanni Ribisi and Tom Everett Scott appeared in That Thing You Do! (1996). Ribisi played Chad, the band's original drummer, who was replaced by Guy Patterson, played by Scott. See more »

Goofs

Warrants issued by a judge for the wiretaps are never mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Adam: [Exchanging money for poker chips] Give me four hundred
Greg Weinstein: What about the betting?
Seth Davis: What were you thinking?
Greg Weinstein: I don't know, five hundred max?
Seth Davis: We don't usually service that level of action but I hate to turn away a new customer the thing is we might not have enough cash to settle you at the end of the night.
Greg Weinstein: That's ok you can just pay me tomorrow
Seth Davis: How much you want?
Greg Weinstein: [Tosses a roll of cash on the table] Five dimes
Adam: You had to do it, make me look like I'm at the kiddie table
Greg Weinstein: [to Adam] "The shoe fits,"kid
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

DVD features deleted scenes not included in original theatrical version:
  • After the toast at the hotel, you see the guys in the hotel room with the prostitutes and guys outside the room cheering and hollering.
  • When Seth, Chris, and the guys go out to celebrate Seth passing the series 7, there is several minutes worth of footage of the guys just driving around and then going into the restaurant where Richie offends the Hostess .
  • A scene with some of Seth's customers talking in school.
  • An alternate ending showing Seth leaving the building and passing Harry who is carrying a gun on his way into the office.
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Soundtracks

Brand Nubian Rock the Set
Written by Sadat X and Lord Jamar
Performed by Brand Nubian
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Pleasantly Surprised
14 August 2000 | by McKillerSee all my reviews

I gave it a 7. It was a decent movie. Ben Affleck (or however you spell it) was a fresh surprise. All of the actors did a hell of a job, but it could have been put together a little better. The subplots killed it for me. Not very believable and not real deep. Well worth renting though. The scam they were pulling was a little bit too complicated for me, and they brushed over it. Also, the relationship friction between the main character Seth and his father was over done and not really believable. The "Wall Street" scene was totally stupid too. All these goofs watching Michael Douglas and quoting the film line for line. Too much. Maybe the Godfather, but not Wall Street.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,742,129, 20 February 2000

Gross USA:

$16,970,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,780,255
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1.85 : 1
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