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    Unique ID Code: 0000011073
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    Added on: 17/11/2000 20:23
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    Boiler Room (UK)

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    Anyone who says that money is the root of all evil, doesn`t have it
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Welcome to the infamous `Boiler Room` - where twenty-something millionaires are made overnight. Here, in the inner sanctum of a fly-by-night brokerage firm, hyper-aggressive, young stockjocks peddle to unsuspecting buyers over the phone, sometimes one step ahead of the law, and are rewarded with mansions, Ferraris and more luxury toys than they know what to do with. 19 year-old college drop-out Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi) has just joined the inner circle of the boiler room boys.

    Seth wants to earn just two things in life: a million dollars and his perpetually disappointed father`s respect. But as Seth watches his colleagues get richer and his customers get poorer, he begins to wonder just what makes the money go round at the Boiler Room. His insatiable curiosity leads to a series of fatal choices and a Federal investigation that brings him to the brink of losing everything - not just his friends, his job and the millions promised him, but his father. The longer Seth stays in the Boiler Room, the more things begin to heat up.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Deleted Scenes
    Commentary Track

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

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    Directed By:
    Ben Younger

    Written By:

    Ron Rifkin
    Scott Caan
    Nicky Katt
    Nia Long
    Vin Diesel
    Giovanni Ribisi

    Casting By:
    John Papsidera

    Soundtrack By:
    The Angel

    Director of Photography:
    Enrique Chediak

    Chris Peppe

    Costume Designer:
    Julia Caston

    Production Designer:
    Anne Stuhler

    E. Bennett Walsh
    Suzanne Todd
    Jennifer Todd
    Pamela Post

    Executive Producer:
    Claire Rudnick Polstein
    Richard Brener

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    9 / 10
    Every now and then, a real gem comes from nowhere e.g. Memento, Fight Club, Cube, Changing Lanes.
    Boiler Room at first glance, doesn`t seem very interesting. What you get is a fascinating insight inot the murky world of finance. The plot is interesting, the directing and editing good. A great young cast (Vin Diesel, Ribisis, Katt) pull off oustanding performances. This is a character driven story with no big explosions and special effects. It is thought provoking and challenging.
    There are a couple of memorable scenes that deserve to be cult favourites - Ben Affleck`s money speech (They say money can`t buy happiness? Look at the f***ing smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby. / Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn`t f***ing have any. ) and Vin Diesel`s sale in front of the whole office.
    The DVD is quite good as well. This is on sale everywhere, so instead of renting it, I would urge all genuine film fans to buy a copy and show your mates. You will not be disappointed.
    posted by morpheus177 on 21/12/2002 13:58