I saw the movie, Boiler Room last night and I thought the story was really good. It talks about a kid (Giovanni Ribisi) who dropped out of college looking to earn some big bucks and falls into a get-rich-quick-scheme. He was running a casino in his house but he decided to go for a real career. He was invited to a firm where they will train him to be a stockbroker. The kid was too smart for the job and finds out something he wasn’t supposed to. It turns out to be a scam. The irony is that the casino business he ran was more legitimate than the stockbroker job he worked at. He had four employees on the payroll, customers looking forward for his business, and great profits.
I thought it was a great movie, except the ending is a little weak. I think everyone on these financial blogs and readers should see the movie, especially the people who want to make a million dollars quickly.
6/23/05: Looks like Neville and Jim already saw this movie (not surprised). Read comments.