The kids gambling in Seth's apartment were better behaved.
We observe that both gamblers and stockbrokers bet their money on a future outcome, but as a gambler you pay the house nut, while as a broker you collect the house nut.
History, Heritage, and Romance These three words describe the story inherent to the life of First Lady Mrs. This is a story that embodies History – that of the 35th First Lady of the United States and her Bolling family; Heritage – a proud, prominent southwest Virginia family, direct descendants of Pocahontas; and Romance.
There was a youthful “fascination,” a first marriage that was pivotal in Mrs.
When he was running his casino, Seth muses, at least he was providing a product that his customers wanted. Marlin: "We don't hire brokers here--we train new ones," snarls Jim (Ben Affleck), already a millionaire, who gives new recruits a hard-edged introductory lecture crammed with obscenities and challenges to their manhood. Everybody wants to be a millionaire right now, he observes. In the phone war room with Seth are several other brokers, including the successful Chris (Vin Diesel) and Greg (Nicky Katt), who exchange anti-Jewish and Italian slurs almost as if it's expected of them.
The movie is the writing and directing debut of Ben Younger, a 29-year-old who says he interviewed a lot of brokers while writing the screenplay. The movie hums with authenticity, and knows a lot about the cultlike power of a company that promises to turn its trainees into millionaires, and certainly turns them into efficient phone salesmen. Ironically, the dream of wealth he's selling with his cold calls is the same one J. At night the guys go out, get drunk and sometimes get in fights with brokers from other houses.
Professional gamblers claim they do not depend on luck but on an understanding of the odds and prudent money management. Of course, nobody ever claims luck has nothing to do with it unless luck has something to do with it.
Wilson’s life helping her become a strong, independent woman; and the romance between a “lovesick” President and a forward-thinking widow.
The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum is steward to the history and birthplace of this influential and historically significant woman of the twentieth century.
"Boiler Room" tells the story of a 19-year-old named Seth who makes a nice income running an illegal casino in his apartment.
His dad, a judge, finds out about it and raises holy hell.
So the kid gets a daytime job as a broker with a Long Island, N. Mamet's portrait of high-pressure real estate salesmen is like a bible in this culture, and a guy like Jim doesn't see the message, only the style.Y., bucket shop that sells worthless or dubious stock with high-pressure telephone tactics. (Younger himself observes that Jim, giving his savage pep talks, not only learned his style from Alec Baldwin's scenes in "Glengarry" but wants to be Baldwin.) The film's narrator is Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi), an unprepossessing young man with a bad suit who learns in a short time to separate suckers from their money with telephone fantasies about hot stocks and IPOs.