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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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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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Storyline

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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Where would you turn? How far would you go? How hard will you fall? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vruća linija See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,722,884, 20 February 2000

Gross USA:

$16,938,179
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Man on phone: [Over the phone] Take me off your list.
Seth Davis: Fine, fine. I'm gonna take you off my list of successful people today.
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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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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait Gekko
from Wall Street (1987)
Written by Stewart Copeland
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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User Reviews

Better Than I Hoped
19 July 2000 | by newnoirSee all my reviews

If you dig films about stockbrokers you will dig dis. The usually annoying Giovanni Rabisi gives a good performance as an up and coming broker in a third rate firm. Nia Long and Ben Affleck give good supporting performances. But the best thing is the great Vin Diesel who shows off his acting chops big time. Vin seems to be doing it all, action films like 'Pitch Black', war films like 'Saving Private Ryan', and now this as a ruthless money grubbing capitalist pig broker. I love it. Here's hoping we see Vin baby fer a long time to come.


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