History Film / BoilerRoom

8th Aug '17 7:26:28 PM kquinn0830
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* PretenderDiss: At one point, a group of J.T. Marlin stockbrokers run into a group from J.P. Morgan, who proceed to mock them for being small fish and not big players in the financial world.
19th Jul '17 6:45:14 PM jormis29
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''Boiler Room'' is a 2000 American drama film with elements of {{film noir}}, written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Creator/GiovanniRibisi, Creator/VinDiesel, Nia Long, Creator/BenAffleck, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Tom Everett Scott, Ron Rifkin and Jamie Kennedy.

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''Boiler Room'' is a 2000 American drama film with elements of {{film noir}}, written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Creator/GiovanniRibisi, Creator/VinDiesel, Nia Long, Creator/BenAffleck, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Tom Everett Scott, Creator/TomEverettScott, Ron Rifkin and Jamie Kennedy.
11th Jul '17 8:13:01 AM Njein
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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 and bond transactions have an SEC-mandated "settling" period of three 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 ticket would never go through in real life. It would be a completely meaningless gesture.]]

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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 he can make his money back. One But there's one BIG problem: all stock and bond transactions have an SEC-mandated "settling" period of three 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 ticket would never go through in real life. It would be a completely meaningless gesture.]]



* HeelRealization[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]NotWhatISignedOnFor: Seth checks around and [[spoiler:not only discovers the stock he's selling is bogus, but J.T. Marlin has lined up other office space to use if/when they're busted]].

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* HeelRealization[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]NotWhatISignedOnFor: Seth checks around and [[spoiler:not [[spoiler:slowly realizes that not only discovers the stock he's selling is bogus, but J.T. Marlin has lined up other office space to use if/when they're busted]].busted. This eventually forces him to cooperate with the FBI in exchange for federal immunity.]]



* 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.

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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 CorruptCorporateExecutive who would throw thousands of people on the street for profit and ultimately goes to jail for committing legal securities 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.



* MoralMyopia: In the end, Seth convinces Chris to "do one thing right" and sign a ticket sale making one schmuck client good by stealing from another anonymous buyer on the market.

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* MoralMyopia: In [[spoiler:In the end, Seth convinces Chris to "do one thing right" and sign a ticket sale making one schmuck client good by stealing from another anonymous buyer on the market. market.]]



** Marty also gives one to Seth after finding out that J.T. Marlin is actually a boiler room:
-->'''Marty''': Hey. I spoke to Howard Goldberg over at Prudential. You lied again, you unbelievable [[PrecisionFStrike piece of shit]]. You lied to all of us. He told me about JT Marlin - it's a chop shop, Seth. You've been selling their shit all this time. How many people have you fucked over? Tell me, how many? All that bullshit about them wanting you to know how the business works. The great training program, remember? All the profits you made for your customers? Did you do anything for them, Seth? Tell me, did you make them any money at all? ''[Seth doesn't respond and looks down in shame]'' Oh god. I'm done with you, Seth. This is it. I've had it. I don't want to see you again. I don't want you to come to the house. I don't want you to call. This is worse than the casino, Seth. You've been stealing. Look at me. ''[Seth looks at him.]'' You're destroying people's lives.

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** Marty also gives one to Seth after finding [[spoiler:finding out that J.T. Marlin is actually a boiler room:
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-->'''Marty''': Hey.[[spoiler:Hey. I spoke to Howard Goldberg over at Prudential. You lied again, you unbelievable [[PrecisionFStrike piece of shit]]. You lied to all of us. He told me about JT Marlin - it's a chop shop, Seth. You've been selling their shit all this time. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion How many people have you fucked over? Tell me, how many? All that bullshit about them wanting you to know how the business works. The great training program, remember? All the profits you made for your customers? Did you do anything for them, Seth? Tell me, did you make them any money at all? all?]] ''[Seth doesn't respond and looks down in shame]'' Oh god. I'm done with you, Seth. This is it. I've had it. I don't want to see you again. I don't want you to come to the house. I don't want you to call. This is worse ''worse'' than the casino, Seth. You've been stealing. Look at me. ''[Seth looks at him.]'' You're destroying people's lives. ]]



* 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.
* WellDoneSonGuy: The film revolves entirely around Seth going to work at a brokerage firm (which he later finds out is in fact an illegal operation) to earn enough money to impress his Supreme Court Judge father Marty. It actually endangers his father's career when the FBI's Financial Crimes unit catches wind of it.

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* 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 shady stock deals.
* WellDoneSonGuy: The film revolves entirely around Seth going to work at a brokerage firm (which [[spoiler:(which he later finds out is in fact an illegal operation) operation)]] to earn enough money to impress his Supreme Court Judge father Marty. It [[spoiler:It actually endangers his father's career when the FBI's Financial Crimes unit catches wind of it.]]
8th Jul '17 4:46:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* LonelyBachelorPad: After work a couple of the guys from J.T. Marlin all get together at the house of one of their senior brokers, which is a huge, almost completely empty domicile aside from a tanning bed and a big flatscreen TV. Seth even asks one of his colleagues if the owner just moved in, but is informed that he's actually been living there for months.
30th Jun '17 6:48:41 AM Njein
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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 three 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.]]

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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 and bond transactions have an SEC-mandated "settling" period of three 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 ticket would never go through in real life. It would be a completely meaningless gesture.]]



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Greg the douchebag is unable to understand why Abby, his old girlfriend, chose to start dating Seth.
* FamilyHonor: Marty is constantly worried that his son's illegal living-room casino will endanger his own career as a federal judge. [[spoiler:This is further exacerbated when Marty finds out that J.T. Marlin is actually a boiler room - it's using its brokers to artificially inflate the price of stocks of expired or fake companies (as well as speculative penny stocks) through bogus statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme "dump" (aka sell) their overvalued shares, the price falls and the investors lose their money.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Greg the douchebag is unable to understand why Abby, his old girlfriend, chose to start dating Seth.
Seth over him. Apparently, not being a snobbish JerkAss towards others doesn't register in his head.
* FamilyHonor: Marty is constantly worried that his son's illegal living-room casino will endanger his own career as a federal judge. [[spoiler:This is further exacerbated when Marty he finds out that J.T. Marlin is actually a "pump and dump" boiler room - it's using its brokers to artificially inflate the price of stocks of expired or fake companies (as well as speculative penny stocks) through bogus or misleading statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme "dump" (aka sell) their overvalued shares, the price falls and the investors lose their money.]]



* WhiteCollarCrime: J.T. Marlin is actually a "chop shop" boiler room - it's using its brokers to artificially inflate the price of stocks of expired or fake companies (as well as speculative penny stocks) through bogus and misleading statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme "dump" (aka sell) their overvalued shares, the price falls and the investors lose their money.

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* WhiteCollarCrime: J.T. Marlin is actually a "chop shop" boiler room running a "pump and dump" scam - it's using its brokers to artificially inflate the price of stocks of expired or fake companies (as well as speculative penny stocks) through bogus and misleading statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme "dump" (aka sell) their overvalued shares, the price falls and the investors lose their money.
20th Jun '17 9:56:07 AM Njein
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Greg the douchebag is unable to understand why Abby, his old girlfriend, chose to start dating Seth.
1st Jun '17 11:12:15 AM Njein
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* JerkAss: 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, who is a prick to everyone who works for him, but especially to towards Seth who is dating his old girlfriend Abby.Abby. He also acts as a douche towards Chris and Abby as well.
21st May '17 7:14:45 PM Njein
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''[Marty scoffs and walks away in anger.]''\\

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''[Marty -->''[Marty scoffs and walks away in anger.]''\\
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21st May '17 7:14:28 PM Njein
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''[Marty scoffs and walks away in anger.]''

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''[Marty scoffs and walks away in anger.]''
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21st May '17 7:14:11 PM Njein
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** Marty also gives one to Seth after finding out that J.T. Marlin is actually a boiler room:
-->'''Marty''': Hey. I spoke to Howard Goldberg over at Prudential. You lied again, you unbelievable [[PrecisionFStrike piece of shit]]. You lied to all of us. He told me about JT Marlin - it's a chop shop, Seth. You've been selling their shit all this time. How many people have you fucked over? Tell me, how many? All that bullshit about them wanting you to know how the business works. The great training program, remember? All the profits you made for your customers? Did you do anything for them, Seth? Tell me, did you make them any money at all? ''[Seth doesn't respond and looks down in shame]'' Oh god. I'm done with you, Seth. This is it. I've had it. I don't want to see you again. I don't want you to come to the house. I don't want you to call. This is worse than the casino, Seth. You've been stealing. Look at me. ''[Seth looks at him.]'' You're destroying people's lives.
''[Marty scoffs and walks away in anger.]''
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