History Film / BoilerRoom

19th Aug '14 5:23:55 AM TrustBen
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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Greg explains to Seth that the firm ''never'' sells to women as they will constantly complain to and annoy the brokers over the stock's performance. WordOfGod (via the DVD commentary) states it's also because men are inherently bigger gamblers then women.
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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Greg explains to Seth that the firm ''never'' sells to women as they will constantly complain to and annoy the brokers over the stock's performance. WordOfGod (via the DVD commentary) states it's also because men are inherently bigger gamblers then than women.
16th Jul '14 7:50:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* MisaimedFandom: InUniverse. There's a scene where the company guys are having a party and watching Gordon Gekko's introduction from ''Film/WallStreet'', being such big fans that they start quoting the entire thing verbatim. Gekko is in fact a very corrupt stockbroker who would throw thousands of people on the street for profit and ultimately goes to jail for committing legal fraud. This might be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since the Boiler Room guys are knowingly scam artists themselves who project an honest image to the outside world.
21st Mar '14 10:52:35 PM gallium
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This film was loosely inspired by the real-life criminality at the Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm, which later inspired the less fictionalized Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio film ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''.

* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Michael]]
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Michael]]Michael, who's quite affable while running a criminal brokerage firm.

* BlandNameProduct: Averted. Seth goes to work for J.T. Marlin (seemingly a stand-in for J.P. Morgan), but later in the film, actually encounters some of Morgan's brokers. * BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Seth manages to get out from under criminal prosecution by cooperating with the Feds, but the movie ends just as Federal agents storm J.T. Marlin after Seth walks out, leaving it ambiguous exactly what happened to Chris and the rest of the company, or if any of them got away.]]
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* BlandNameProduct: Averted. Seth goes to work for CaptainErsatz: In-universe, J.T. Marlin (seemingly has a stand-in for similiar-sounding name to the much bigger and more reputable J.P. Morgan), but later in the film, actually encounters Morgan. Lampshaded when some of Morgan's brokers. * BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Seth manages to get out from under criminal prosecution by cooperating J.P. Morgan brokers have a confrontation with the Feds, but the movie ends just as Federal agents storm J.T. Marlin after Seth walks out, leaving it ambiguous exactly what happened to Chris and the rest his coworkers. * CorruptCorporateExecutive: All of the company, or if any of them got away.]]them.

* JerkAss: Greg.
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* JerkAss: Greg.Greg, who is a prick to everyone who works for him but especially to Seth who is dating his old girlfriend Abby.

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* JerkAss: Greg.VanityLicensePlate: Greg the douchebag has a license plate that says "2 RIP", referring to the high commissions that the Marlin brokers are getting on their lousy stock deals.
29th Aug '13 8:43:51 PM RaiderDuck
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: [[spoiler: At the end of the film, Seth browbeats Chris into signing a sell order for Harry Reynard so Reynard can make his money back. One BIG problem: all stock transactions have an SEC-mandated "settling" period of several days before the transaction becomes official. Since Seth knows the FBI is arriving within the hour and the FBI's first act upon arriving will be to freeze all transactions, the sell order would never go through in real life. It would be a completely meaningless gesture.]]
25th Aug '13 11:17:54 PM RaiderDuck
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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Greg explains to Seth that the firm ''never'' sells to women as they will constantly complain to and annoy the brokers over the stock's performance.
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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Greg explains to Seth that the firm ''never'' sells to women as they will constantly complain to and annoy the brokers over the stock's performance. WordOfGod (via the DVD commentary) states it's also because men are inherently bigger gamblers then women.
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