Ben Younger’s directorial debut in 2000 could easily be called one of the predecessors of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The plot follows a group of young graduates, eager for success, who join the brokerage firm JT Marlin and begin aggressively selling stocks to modest clients. They succeed in their work, following the promise of the company’s co-founder, Jim Young (Ben Affleck), to become a millionaire within three years.
“Boiler Room” introduces these characters using Gordon Gekko from Oliver Stone’s classic “Wall Street” as their model. They ruthlessly trick people into buying large amounts of stocks in the hope of getting rich. The scale here is much smaller than at Stratton Oakmont, and no one can come close to Leonardo DiCaprio’s splendid depiction of Jordan Belfort, but not for lack of trying. The film stars the main cast, including Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Scott Caan, Nia Long, Ron Rifkin and Affleck. If you want to see another fascinating operation of a brokerage firm, the “Boiler Room” is a great choice.
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