Boiler Room

February 18, 2000 0 By Fans
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A college dropout 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 sounds.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 6.9/10 (26,809 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Ben Younger

Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

Seth Davis is a college dropout running an illegal casino from his rented apartment. Driven by his domineering fathers disapproval at his illegitimate existence and his desire for serious wealth, Seth suddenly finds himself seduced by the opportunity to interview as a trainee stock broker from recent acquaintance Greg (


Giovanni Ribisi

Seth Davis

Vin Diesel

Chris Varick

Nia Long

Abbie Halpert

Nicky Katt

Greg Weinstein

Scott Caan

Richie O'Flaherty

Ron Rifkin

Judge Marty Davis

Jamie Kennedy


Taylor Nichols

Harry Reynard

Bill Sage

FBI Agent David Drew

Tom Everett Scott

Michael Brantley

Ben Affleck

Jim Young

John Griesemer


David Younger


Herbert Russell


(as Russell Harper)

Mark Webber


There's no such thing as making too much money or taking too many risks


Official Website:
Metropolitan Filmexport (French) |
New Line |

Release Date: 18 February 2000

Filming Locations: Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $8,000,000


Opening Weekend: $6,722,884
(20 February 2000)
(1335 Screens)

Gross: $16,938,179
(4 July 2000)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The chips used in Seth's casino were made by American Standard Molding (ASM) which makes custom chips for casinos and home games.


Factual errors:
When the FBI arrests Seth, they tell him to go to work the next day and copy his C Drive onto a floppy. This would be impossible as a floppy disc only holds 1.5 megabytes and his hard drive would hold Gigabytes, at least.


Man on phone:
Take me off your list.

Seth Davis:
Fine, fine. I'm gonna take you off my list of successful people today.

User Review

A sale is always made…

Rating: 8/10

I remember when i had a short stint working for this telemarketing
my boss used to always say "A sale is made on every call. Either you sell
them what you are selling or they sell you an excuse."
This is the message that this film hammers through: the lure of fast money
and the power of persuation; you can destroy someone's life with one
Now unlike the characters in Boiler Room, im not trying to scam you out of
your life savings- so stop reading these reviews and see the
You won't regret it. 8/10