Boiler Room | 2002
- Locations |
- New York
- DIRECTOR |
- Ben Younger
Seth (Giovanni Ribisi) is seduced by the get-rich-quick brokering pitch of Jim Young (Ben Affleck) in this snappy re-run of Wall Street.
The employees of JT Marlin descend like locusts on the Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 45th Street, where it’s announced that the firm has unlimited trading authorisation. The midtown deco Roosevelt is also featured in The French Connection, Maid in Manhattan, Quiz Show, 1408, as the 'Lancaster Hotel' in Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator – and it’s where Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas) delivered his era-defining “greed is good” speech in Wall Street.
Seth has a fruitless meeting with his disapproving dad at the Gemini Diner, 641 Second Avenue at 35th Street, Murray Hill, and walks out of a family dinner at (now gone) Ratner’s, which for years served up Kosher food at 138 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side, another location used in The French Connection.
The Marlin lads indulge in a little tribal sparring with the big boys from JP Morgan in Killarney Rose, 80 Beaver Street at Pearl Street, a brokers’ hangout in, naturally enough, the Financial District.
Another fun-packed night ends up in macho altercation at Irish pub Fiddler’s Green – now The Pig Pub, 58 West 48th Street – across the street from the Rockefeller Center, it’s a regular haunt for the folks from NBC TV.
It doesn’t get beyond verbal conflict with a bunch of gay guys who give as good as they get in wood-panelled Odeon Restaurant, 145 West Broadway at Thomas Street, Tribeca.