Boiler Room [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 3949712
  • Release Date: 07/11/2000
  • Rating: R
New Line produces some of the best discs available. The picture quality, for starters, is outstanding. It is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is anamorphic. There are a few moments of aliasing, but they are kept to a minimum. The sound, while not nearly as impressive, is still quite good. This disc has both a Dolby Digital 5.1 and 4.0 surround track. The soundtrack is basically dialogue-driven, so one would not expect to see a wide use of the surrounds. What does come into effect is the subwoofer, due to all the bass from the hip-hop soundtrack. The disc has the usual trailer and filmographies of the cast and crew. It also has two audio commentary tracks, one from the director, producer, composer, and star Giovanni Ribisi, and the other, in the way of an isolated music track, from the composer, a woman named the Angel. Both tracks have some great information about making this film and how the elements came together. The track with the Angel is unconventional; it is presented with her words layered at times on top of other sentences. Next there are four deleted scenes and an alternate ending. In addition, this disc has a few DVD-ROM features. The disc is rounded off by additional trailers that are hidden in the filmography section. These are for two other New Line films, Friday and Love Jones.
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 42)

Special Features

  • Widescreen version
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • 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
  • Interactive menus
  • DVD-ROM features:
  • "Script-to-Screen"
  • Quiz: "Are You Boiler Room Material?"
  • Original theatrical website


Boiler Room
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

Cast & Crew

  • Giovanni Ribisi
    Giovanni Ribisi - Seth Davis
  • Vin Diesel
    Vin Diesel - Chris Varick
  • Nia Long
    Nia Long - Abby Halperin
  • Nicky Katt
    Nicky Katt - Greg Feinstein
  • Scott Caan
    Scott Caan - Richie

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Financial Heat

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    The Boiler Room dvd has photo images of Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, and Nia Long on the front of the dvd cover. With Nicky Katt also listed to be in the movie. I admit that Boiler Room is another film that I heard about via an e-mail connected to the office of Jordan Belfort. Due to obvious and understandable legal reasons, it is mentioned during the play of the dvd that Boiler Room is fiction. This is because one can easily see the obvious parallels between Wolf of Wall Street and Boiler Room The character of Seth Davis (Ribisi) just wants to make his father proud when it comes to eking out a living for himself. Davis sees opportunity when he gets hired at a stock brokerage firm, part of the appeal being is that he is a newcomer to working in the field. Seth Davis thrives in his job and even falls in love with a fellow coworker named Abbia (Nia Long). There are obvious references to the Glengarry Ross movie in Boiler room with referencing both the movie and the Always Be Closing phrase. There is even a cultural nod to the Wall Street movie (the character of Seth Davis is seen watching the Wall Street movie with his coworkers). I just seen his name on the back of the dvd cover, yet I admit that I did not know that Ben Affleck was in the Boiler Room film until I saw him in scenes involved with doing the hiring at the stock brokerage firm. Anyhow, things seem to be going along well for Davis until he convinces a purchasing manager at a Gourmet Foods Company to be a client. To exacerbate the situation, the gourmet foods purchasing manager is not just responsible for himself, but he is shown to be both a father and husband who is trying to place a large down payment on a home with his wife (therefore the stakes are even higher than if it was just him and his wife). The following are some of the features attributed to the Boiler Room dvd-the chance to play the movie with filmmaker commentary, isolated score with composer commentary by The Angel, deleted scenes/alternate ending, theatrical trailer, cast and crew filmographies. There are also dvd rom features of a script to screen that allows a read of the screenplay and original theatrical web site on the dvd and listed to be more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie


    This movie is outstanding. Mixed with a good soundtrack this movie is fast paced, funny, and tragic all at the same time. Does a good job of showing the point of view of all parties in volved in the suburban America's "Crack Rock" the stock market. Giovoni Ribsi does an excellent job in the lead role dealing with the emotional conflict of wanting to succeed while realizing that what he is doing might not be as innocent as it seems. The one downside is that the DVD extras are a bit on the weak side. The deleted scenes, commentary etc. just really don't add much to the movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie is genius!


    This movie is amazing and will resonate well with the right individual. Looking to get into a similar business and having gone through some of the interview processes, this movie is dead-on. Not so much with the vulgarity, but the group vs. individual interviews, no money now but millions later spiel, et cetera, are all a part of what goes on today. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who has experience in the business world, aspires to get into business (particularly financial services), and has a thick skin for vulgarity (lot of F Bombs). Enjoy!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid 'update' of Wall Street/Glengarry Glen Ross

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    A hidden gem I remember form my Blockbuster days; Ribisi shines, too bad Nia Long doesn't get much action. Affleck's turn as Baldwin's character from GGR is legit. All around solid story and acting and you get really interested in the bro culture finance world. Would recommend if you like genre movies that put certain types of jobs/hobbies/cultures under a microscope and dissects them down to the nitty gritty details.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very well done story

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    This was a very well done look into the atrocities of the selling of illegal worthless stocks, the people who reveled in the trade, the people destroyed by deceit and their own greed and one bright but naive man who came to understand the entire sham. Great acting, writing and directing.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    90's Version of Wall Street

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    It's a good movie for it's time and has a decent cast for the era in which it was made. It is reminiscent to an eariler version of Wall Street, also Vin Diesel in his earlier roles before he has stereotyped as Dominic Torreto. Kind of like Wall Street on steroids of the 90's genra

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    boiler room very good movie ****

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    all i can say is if you like wolves of wall street than check out boiler room bc this movie is awesome and it has an all star cast and when i saw this movie in theaters i was like wow this movie is so good and well made so check it out if you like movies like wolves of wall street

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old Movie, Vin Diesels first showing....

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    If you know someone who is a stock broker this movie does not show the profession in a good light but it is entertaining. Master's of manipulating others are always caught!

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