Boiler Room

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In this drama that explores greed and corruption in American business, Giovanni Ribisi plays Seth Davis, an intelligent and ambitious college dropout who runs a casino in his apartment. Eager to show his father that he can succeed, Seth lands a job with a small stock brokerage firm. He is given a space in the company's "boiler room," where he makes cold calls to prospective clients. As it turns out, Seth has a genuine talent for cold calling, which gains him the approval of his superiors, the admiration of his ...
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In this drama that explores greed and corruption in American business, Giovanni Ribisi plays Seth Davis, an intelligent and ambitious college dropout who runs a casino in his apartment. Eager to show his father that he can succeed, Seth lands a job with a small stock brokerage firm. He is given a space in the company's "boiler room," where he makes cold calls to prospective clients. As it turns out, Seth has a genuine talent for cold calling, which gains him the approval of his superiors, the admiration of his father, and the attentions of one of his co-workers, Abby Hilliard Nia Long. However, the higher up the ladder Seth rises, the deeper he sinks into a quagmire of dirty dealings, until he's breaking the law in order to keep his bosses happy and his paychecks coming. The Boiler Room also features Tom Everett Scott, Scott Caan, Jamie Kennedy, Nicky Katt, and Ben Affleck in a cameo as the headhunter who brings Seth into the firm. Ribisi and Scott also appeared together in That Thing You Do; Ribisi was the drummer replaced by Scott, who then led The One-Ders to fictional pop stardom.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
Ben Younger's Boiler Room is a morality tale about sleazy stockbrokers that freely acknowledges its antecedents: The film's young, would-be millionaires spend their evenings in unfurnished mansions watching Wall Street on a big-screen TV and recite lines from Glengarry Glen Ross by heart. The mesmerizing Giovanni Ribisi stars as a college dropout with get-rich-quick dreams who joins a low-end brokerage house only to discover he's being taught to bilk families out of their life savings. The fun of Boiler Room is in the vibrant portrait it paints of a particularly high-pressure brand of salesmanship, with characters mouthing such memorable catch phrases as "don't pitch the bitch" i.e., don't sell to women. Vin Diesel and Nicky Katt are vivid as Ribisi's fellow brokers, and Ben Affleck gets to deliver some zingy, testosterone-laced monologues urging new recruits to stop at nothing in their quest for the all-important "close." Ribisi's relationship with his disapproving father and his affair with the firm's secretary add some emotional dimension, but Boiler Room is really a boys' flick -- it's at its energetic best when exploring the rituals of an all-male universe where misogyny and bad manners rule.
All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The directorial debut of filmmaker Ben Younger, Boiler Room (2000) is a stylishly rendered drama that is perhaps overly indebted to several previous films, most notably the "greed is good" philosophy of Wall Street (1987). Although Younger acknowledges his inspiration with a scene paying homage to Oliver Stone's anti-corporate treatise, Boiler Room is more of a Generation-X imitation than a serious reconsideration of the same subject matter. Nevertheless, Younger creates some memorable visuals, and extracts excellent performances from a talented cast, notably character actor Giovanni Ribisi, who successfully carries a film as a leading man for the first time. Unfolding like an anti-Horatio Alger tale, or the sobering flip side of '80s-era "boy makes rich" films like The Secret of My Success (1987) and Cocktail (1988), Boiler Room ends up a well-crafted but overly familiar tale of youthful exuberance and ambition corrupted by big business.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2000
  • UPC: 794043505430
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Priced for Rental Market
  • Presentation: Priced for Rental Market
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Giovanni Ribisi Seth Davis
Vin Diesel Chris Varick
Nia Long Abby Halperin
Nicky Katt Greg Feinstein
Scott Caan Richie
Ron Rifkin Judge Davis
Jamie Kennedy Adam
Taylor Nichols Harry Reynard
Bill Nichols Agent Drew
Tom Everett Scott Michael Brantley
Ben Affleck Jim Young
Siobhan Fallon Michelle, Harry's Supervisor
Jon Abrahams Jeff
Mark Moshe Bellows John Fineman
Judy Del Guidice Office Woman
Marsha Dietlein Susan Reynard
Lucinda Faraldo Trendy Hostess
Christopher Fitzgerald Kid
Lisa Gerstein Sheryl
John Griesemer Concierge
Russell Harper Kid
Don J. Hewitt Local
Marjorie Johnson Abby's Mother
Neal Lerner Gay Man
Eddie Malavarca Broker
Peter Maloney Doctor Jacobs
Will McCormack Mike the Casino Patron
Donna Mitchell Seth's Mother
Anson Mount Broker
Taylor Patterson Sara Reynard
Raymond Pirkle JP Broker
Joe Prelow JP Broker
Peter Rini JP Broker
Jared Ryan Casino Steve
Ross Ryman Isaac
Gillian Sacco Waitress at Mickey's
Bill Sage Agent Drew
Matthew Saldivan Series Seven Kid
Daniel Serafini-Sauli Steve/Broker
Serge Skliarenko Croatian Broker
Joseph Tudisco Janitor
Seth Ullian Broker
André Vippolis Neil
Carlo Vogel Rude Kid
Alex Webb FBI Director
Mark Webber Kid
Lori Yoffe Secretary
David Younger Marc
Technical Credits
Ben Younger Director, Screenwriter
Jennifer Alex Set Decoration/Design
The Angel Score Composer
William Shackleton Arnot Camera Operator
Bob Bowen Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Julia Caston Costumes/Costume Designer
Enrique Chediak Cinematographer
Catherine Gore Screenwriter
Michael Green Camera Operator
Roswell Hamrick Art Director
Wendy O'Brien-Livingstone Casting
John Papsidera Casting
Chris Peppe Editor
Julian Petrillo Asst. Director
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Pamela Post Associate Producer
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Schneider Sound Mixer
Anne Stuhler Production Designer
Jennifer Todd Producer
Suzanne Todd Producer
E. Bennett Walsh Co-producer
Mark White Art Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Wall Street all over again....

    This movie gives you the chills, it reminds you of the all-time classic ''Wall-Street'' with Bud Fox & Gordon Gecko. Only this time it is played by Seth Davis as Bud Fox. Boiler Room has an all-star cast with Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, & Ben Affleck... If you haven't seen this film, you are missing out, it is unforgettable and it is one of those keeper DVD's to have in your collection. - Chad Castorina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vivid, passionate, and certainly awe-inspiring!!

    This movie had such an amazing plot that it's unbelievable. It told a great story in terms of Seth Davis trying to win his father's approval after an argument at dinner one night over his casino business. Seth is motivated to get his life in order and jumps at the first chance he gets--becoming a stockbroker at some mediocre firm out on Long Island. At first it all seems too good to be true, and although Seth is excited about this kind of work and the opportunities which he knows will eventually present themselves to him, he is still wary and apt to play devil's advocate here and there. He clings to the support of a senior broker Chris Varick who eventually befriends him and makes it a point to make Seth feel welcome and encourage him. However, Seth also deals with his immediate team leader Greg Weinstein stepping on his toes every chance he gets as well as the romantic pressures of a new admired friend--the firm's secretary Abby. As time goes on, Greg becomes more envious, Chris becomes more and more encouraging of Seth, Seth makes more and more friends and more and more money, and Abby becomes more and more friendly. Let's not leave out the fact that his father is now looking at him in a different light as well. It all seems like the perfect scenario until Seth becomes a little too good at his job--and then the truth behind what makes the business run comes out. It's back to square one for Seth as his father attempts to disown him, Greg is sick and tired of him, and the FBI finally arrests him. Faced with the decision of his life, Seth eventually comes to realize that what he has worked so hard for in this shady firm is nothing compared to the respect and solidarity with which he believes he is to interact with his father and the senseless clients he has taken down and unknowingly cheated.

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