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    Unique ID Code: 0000011449
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    Added on: 2/12/2000 08:45
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    Boiler Room (US)

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    Anyone who says that money is the root of all evil, doesn`t have it
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 120 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
    Release Date:

    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
    Alternate Ending
    Commentary by Director Ben Younger, Producer Jennifer Todd and Actor Giovanni Ribisi
    5.1 Isolated Score with Composer Commentary by The Angel
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Cast and Crew Filmographies

    DVD-ROM Features:
    "Script-to-Screen" Read The Screenplay
    Take the Quiz ("Are You Boiler Room Material?") and Watch the Film
    Original Theatrical Web Site on the DVD…and more!!!

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    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

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A rather boring movie that goes nowhere.
    Personally, I find movies about brokers very boring, and this one was, alas, no exception.
    The video transfer is ok as are most of "New Line"`s transfers. It is clean from scratches and there are no compression signs at all.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok for a dialog based movie. There is an occasional usage of the surrounds but nothing too overwhelming.
    The menus are animated and have a nice tune plus some sound effects.
    The extras include an ordinary commentary track, some deleted scenes and an isolated score. Nothing too exciting here as well.
    Bottom line - if you`re into the stock exchange thingie, this is the movie for you. If, like me, you`re not - give it a miss.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 4/12/2000 19:40