Boiler Room (2000)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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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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25 May 2000 | casablancan
7
| Dramatic, enjoyable, true life depiction.
Its tough to make a realistic film of any subject and produce a piece of enjoyable, believable cinema. Its done well here, to the point that many of the viewers will disbelieve the gaul and gullability of the characters. This is how it is in the scam- world of finance (its all a scam, we just need it).

I take 3 points away from this film because all of the sub-plots make no sense and the cinematography is terrible. (Out of focus so much my eyes hurt!).

Deserves a place on everybody's DVD shelf.

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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.


Quotes

Richie: Get the fuck out of here before I put you in a mayonnaise jar.


Goofs

When Seth is pulling into the parking lot we see the front license plate on his Volvo is New York QAG836. When Seth arrives at the party where the boys are watching "Wall Street" he parks across the street and walks behind a black sports car with the same license plate - New York QAG836.


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.


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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What a Thug About
Written by
Beanie Sigel and Anthony Best
Performed by Beanie Sigel
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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