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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14 August 2006 | glocksout
7
| Thinking with Testosterone
Boiler Room is basically about a young college drop-out, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who is seeking the quick way to the top. He starts an illegal gambling casino in his home, but is soon offered a job as a stock broker. This is a fast-paced occupation full of young guys who don't know what to do with their money. They gamble constantly, they party constantly; drugs, women and cars. On the surface, this is easily brushed off as a formulaic, pop-culture movie. If you pay attention though, this is a lot more than that. The subtext for this story is the relationship Ribisi has with his father. This relationship holds a lot of tension, and through the film goes through many changes both positive and negative, and culminates in a tear-jerking revelation. I'll admit it, I almost cried. But there is also a lot more going on here, most notably the story of one of Ribisi's clients who had domestic problems he had to face with his wife and children. His performance was impressive, and you really felt for him.

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Trivia

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.


Quotes

Judge Marty Davis: How come I've never heard of this firm?
Seth Davis: It's a smaller firm, there are probably a million others you've never heard of
Judge Marty Davis: The reason I ask is I thought you'd join a firm like Goldman Sachs or something of that stature
Seth Davis: The reason the larger houses don't ...


Goofs

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


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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I Just Know
from
Wall Street (1987)
Written by Stewart Copeland
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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