Boiler Room


Clearly based on the Michael Milken stock scams of the 1980s (although the producers deny it), we follow a talented young man who is desperate to win his father's approval. He closes his lucrative illegal casino and joins a ''stockbroking'' firm, far from Wall Street. There he soon masters the art of selling stocks to unsuspecting investors. However, that nagging feeling that ''something is wrong with this setup'' just won't go away...
Required viewing for anyone who invests in shares.


119 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language) .
Drama, Male conflict & bonding, Thriller

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Credits

Cast
Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Ron Rifkin
Director
Ben Younger
ScreenplayBen Younger
MusicThe Angel
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributor Nu Metro
Made in2000
Produced byTeam Todd, New Line Cinema

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Ian Douglas
14
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
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5
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Julia Landau
10
The Cape Times
Christopher Rodrigues
5
The Star
Peter Feldman
14
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
TV3 Screenplay
Sandy Ngema
14
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
10
Rough Cut
Christopher Brandon
19
Total Film
James White
10
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
15

What the People say

Internet
797 Netizens
14

Average .. 58%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Isma Manitsa 18
Natasha van Vuuren 12

Average .. 75%

15

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I unfortunately had to leave a few minutes before the end, so I don't know how it ended, but I found the story fascinating. It really *is* required viewing, especially if you are thinking of investing in a soon-to-be-listed company. The story if a mix of male conflict and bonding, coming of age and the triumph of right over wrong. Along the way it examines the morality of banning gambling joints while allowing people to gamble their life's savings on the stock exchange.

Nicholas Stofberg (19): Intens

Natasha van Vuuren (30): Wonderful ending (NOT)!






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