Cover image for Boiler room
Title:
Boiler room
Author:
Ribisi, Giovanni, 1974- , performer.
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
[Universal City, CA] : New Line Home Video, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Seth runs a small-time casino operation out of his apartment. With his streetwise business smarts, he's recruited to join the city's newest and hottest stock brokerage firm, and quickly takes to his new job's instant riches and fast-life pleasures. When he wins the eye and heart of Greg's ex-girlfriend, everything seems too good to be true.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.

DVD-ROM features: "Script-to-screen" read the screenplay; quiz "Are you boiler room material?"; original theatrical web site.

Special features: deleted scenes/alternate ending; commentary by director, producer, and cast member; isolated score with composer comentary, original theatrical trailer, cast and crew filmographies.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780780631533
UPC:
794043505522
Format :
DVD

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Summary

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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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