Start your 30-day free trial

Quantity:1
Boiler Room [DVD] [2000] has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ForgottenMedia
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy in confidence from a trusted seller. All items are dispatched from the UK within 1 day of purchase.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£9.62
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Qoolist
Add to Basket
£9.98
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: westworld-
Add to Basket
£10.00
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: TwoRedSevens
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Boiler Room [DVD] [2000]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Boiler Room [DVD] [2000]

41 customer reviews

Price: £9.54 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by DVD Overstocks and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
8 new from £9.54 17 used from £0.13

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Boiler Room instantly from £2.49 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post

*Buy Any DVD or Blu-ray and Get £1 Off Amazon Instant Video
Enjoy £1 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Instant Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Tues, June 30, 2015. Learn more (terms and conditions apply).
£9.54 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 2 left in stock. Sold by DVD Overstocks and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Boiler Room [DVD] [2000] + Glengarry Glen Ross [DVD] + Margin Call [DVD]
Price For All Three: £20.24

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan
  • Directors: Ben Younger
  • Writers: Ben Younger
  • Producers: Claire Rudnick Polstein, E. Bennett Walsh, Jennifer Todd, Pamela Post, Richard Brener
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Russian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Oct. 2000
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004WCLD
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,773 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

19-year-old New York college drop-out Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi) has always been a disappointment to his father, Marty (Ron Rifkin), but seems to have at last earned a little grudging respect when he passes his broker's exams and becomes employed at J.T. Marlin. Inspired by the ambitious approach of his new colleagues in the 'boiler room', Seth sets out to make his first million, at the same time embarking on a romance with company secretary Abby (Nia Long). However, it isn't long before Seth realizes that he is in fact defrauding his new clients; the stock he is selling is worthless, and the whole J.T. Marlin operation is an illegal scam. Unable to talk to anyone, Seth's dilemma over whether to expose the operation and so lose his new-found friends and status is heightened when the FBI become involved...

From Amazon.co.uk

The intense soundtrack of Boiler Room is a fitting underscore for this movie, which pulses with the vigour of young, rich, amoral men wreaking havoc. This is not the anti-societal havoc of Fight Club, but the more deliberate mayhem that comes from greed run amok. The testosterone-junkie brokers of JT Marlin (the only female in the office is Abby, the receptionist and love interest, played by Nia Long) are out to make the sale, and whether that sale is legal or ethical doesn't matter.

Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi) is a 19-year-old college dropout who strives for approval from his father (Ron Rifkin), a judge who is horrified that his son operates a 24-hour illicit casino. When an old friend visits the casino with a fellow broker, Davis is impressed by their wads of money and yellow Ferrari, and decides to join the firm. In no time he's making sales and settling into the groove of the office and all the after-hours perks, but the dream fades when Davis discovers the scam that is making all of the brokers wealthy beyond their dreams.

Borrowing heavily from Wall Street and Glengarry Glen Ross, Boiler Room is at its best when dealing with matters of money, and powerful scenes of Davis learning to be a "closer" showcase the significant talent of Ribisi, Nicky Katt, and Vin Diesel. The movie flounders when developing the relationship between Davis and his father, becoming sentimental and trite. However, as a fable of modern society and a nostalgic vehicle about the days of yuppies past, Boiler Room is right on the money. --Jenny Brown, Amazon.com --This text refers to another version of this video.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Boiler Room follows in the tradition of Wall Street and Glengarry Glenross (both mentioned in the film). It tells of the pitfalls and perils of the cruel, cold world of hard sales. Having worked in that industry, I can relate to so much of it.

I first watched it while working in one of those sales jobs with my work mates and we laughed at the similiarities between J.T. Marlin and our own company (NOT the illegal parts). The self-centred, unbearably conceited sales reps and the testosterone charged relationships between them were all too familiar.

The film tells the story of Seth (Ribisi), a young, college dropout who runs a small casino in his living room. Desperate to win the respect of his father and believing that 'honour's in the dollar' he takes a job at a stock broking firm - J.T. Marlin. Working his way up the ranks he learns the art of the hard sell but soon begins to see that everything is not as clean and legal as it first seemed. Before he knows it, he is sucked into a world he hates and he is ruining lives.

The acting is first class. Giovanni Ribisi is easy to sympathise with and Ben Affleck gives the best performance of his career and in general, the rest of the cast are excellent. The script and story are very engrossing and make an excellent film for all.

The DVD is also very good. Although the commentary is AWFUL and best avoided, it does include the trailer and four deleted scenes, two of which were clearly cut for a reason and the other two are great, especially the alternate ending, which I feel works better than the one in the film - much darker.

For me, having worked (past tense, thank God!) in hard sales, I love the film on a personal level.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bacchus TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Some movies can present really useful training material. As someone who has been of the receiving end of callers from boiler rooms,I found that watching this film gave me some insight into the mentality and behaviour of the kinds of people who work in them. Since watching this movie, I have learned that it is a favourite film for the kind of people portrayed in it. If you ever receive a cold call offering you a once in a lifetime investment that will earn you a lot of money, it is likely that the caller would have watched this movie and learned some tricks from it.

The boiler room in this movie is a firm based in an out-of-town office building an hour's drive outside New York. Despite this, all the employees dress and speak as if they are Wall Street brokers. In this movie, the firm is called J.T. Marlin, which sounds a bit like J.P. Morgan, the massive US investment bank. The similarity of names is deliberate. The employees then cold call potential customers and reel them in to buying speculative investments, which in this movie turn out to be worthless.

The key behaviours of brokers in these boiler rooms are: a hunger for money, a complete lack of any scruples, aggression (often enhanced through drug taking) and a readiness to use any number of rebuttals to make a sale. The firm in this movie specialises in corporate stock but nowadays, boiler rooms are just as likely to sell development land, carbon credits, vintage wine and coloured diamonds etc, which turn out to have far less an investment potential than the 'brokers' claim.

Although I have experience of boiler rooms in Britain and Europe, I could see so many parallels with the US firm in this movie. It is very well acted movie with superb sense of pace and atmosphere, which helped show the viewers the human price exacted by such scam artists.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Giovanni Ribisi's Seth Davies moves effortlessly from illegal backroom 'casino' owner to successful cold calling amoral stockbroker in this no-nonsense exploration of unregulated capitalism in the 1990s. There are many notable performances in the testosterone filled environment of J.T. Marlin, a 'chop stock' brokerage firm who makes its profit through duping its investors to purchase worthless stocks of expired or fake companies, The narrative is brisk with a pulsating hip-hop soundtrack and the dialogue suitably scabrous and scathing. Although it doesn't quite reach the heights of Glengarry Glen Ross or Wall Street, it nevertheless is a valuable addition to the genre and brazenly pays homage to both films directly. Ben Affleck successfully mirrors Alec Baldwin when he gives a couple of belting inspirational speeches to his greedy acolytes while Gordon Gekko is mentioned on more than one occasion. I found this film through Amazon reviews and unhesitantly recommend it for at least one viewing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Feb. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
A film with some fantastic acting and passionate performances from some of last years most promising new stars, especially Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel. Ben Affleck provides a charismatic performance and has an amazing screen presence (despite the fact that his total screen time can't be more than 10 minutes), a fast, clever and convincing script, (with a brand of humour its best not to take too seriously) and perfect sound track, all come together to create the testosterone packed world of the J T Marlin Stock Broker's. This film, however, often moves too quickly over important plot points and spends too long on relationships that go no where. And (with out giving anything away) I found the end a let down after the promising build up. This is however a fast moving film, with immense attitude, that might just convince you to hang up on the slick, phone salesmen...if you're lucky...or female.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback