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The chips used in Seth's casino were made by American Standard Molding (ASM) which makes custom chips for casinos and home games.
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In the scene where Chris (Vin Diesel) and Seth (Giovanni Ribisi) are waiting outside Greg's (Nicky Katt's) house, we never see the car move or get started. Before they shot the scene, Ben Affleck was sitting in the car, listening to music. He accidentally took the car keys home with him. They had to shoot the scene that night, and couldn't find Ben. They shot the scene, with the car where it is, and lit up the house, so there wouldn't be a reflection of the camera and crew.
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Ratner's, the famous Lower East Side restaurant, in which Seth and his family eat dinner, is also a restaurant that Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider stake-out in The French Connection (1971).
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Greg (Nicky Katt) tells Chris (Vin Diesel) to get his "One Race" hands off of his money. Vin Diesel's production company is called One Race Productions.
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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.
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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.
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Ben Affleck's speech to the new recruits is very similar to a speech given by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). Affleck took over Baldwin's The Hunt for Red October (1990) role in The Sum of All Fears (2002), appeared with Baldwin in Pearl Harbor (2001), and played Baldwin on an episode of Saturday Night Live.
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When Seth is visiting the office at night, he looks through a stack of contracts, which he notices all have the same names on them. One of the names is co-Producer E. Bennett Walsh.
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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).
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Giovanni Ribisi plays a Queens College dropout in this film. Writer and Director Ben Younger is a graduate of Queens College, with a degree in political science.
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Ben Affleck and Nicky Katt appear alongside Giovanni Ribisi's twin sister Marissa in Dazed and Confused (1993). Giovanni appeared in SubUrbia (1996), also directed by Richard Linklater.
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Second collaberation between Vin Diseal and Giovanni Ribsi, the first one a year before in " Saving Private Ryan" (1999)
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Jeff who is played by Jon Abrahams tells Seth " this isn't Denny's" when arguing about working at the casino, would go on to star in "Meet the Parents" that same year as "Denny" Byrnes.
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The Dunn and Bradford cards or leads are used on Wall Street by stockbrokers. This is referenced in the film.
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Ben Affleck referred Matt Damon for the role of Seth Davis. Matt backed out to work on Jason Bourne.
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Seth Davis is never seen making real money as he's still driving around in his station wagon, or driving with other characters with high-priced cars throughout the movie. The assumption is he never makes it as a successful broker, despite being first in his recruiting class to have opened up the required 40 accounts. On Wall Street broker trainees are required to open 40 accounts for their senior broker and are known as account openers.
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On Wall Street broker trainees actually make $300 a week, but in the film Ben says they make $150 a week, during his speech. These are called cold callers.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

A different ending, in which Seth's (Giovanni Ribisi's) main victim, Harry (Taylor Nichols) goes to the Boiler Room armed with guns, and ostensibly seeking bloody revenge, was scrapped in favor of the F.B.I. bust ending. This alternate ending is found on the DVD.
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The plot of the movie is loosely inspired in the life of Jordan Belfort, whose biography was later depicted by Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
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