Boiler Room

Seth (Giovanni Ribisi) is cornered and forced to help the FBI, both to save himself and his estranged father -- who the FBI has on tape illegally plotting to keep his son out of jail. He tells Vin Diesel to help this client who is in financial trouble, having spent a lot of money buying his stocks (fraudulent,worthless, and concocted by his company). Seth also tells Diesel that the FBI will arrive pretty soon and leaves just as the cops and prison busses pull up...

Gordon Gekko

Factual error: In the scene where the FBI agents have taken Giovanni Ribisi in for interrogation, one of the FBI agents says at one point "...and I want the whole C:/ Drive backed up on a floppy.", which is pretty hard to do, if not impossible, unless you've got about a 5Mb hard disk drive (depending on compression levels). But later on in the scene where Ribisi is actually doing it, he does it in about 10 seconds...with a 1.44MB floppy.

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Question: Did the arriving FBI agents at the end of the movie let Seth leave because they knew he was going to testify against the firm?

Answer: Yes. Actually, with the help of Seth's dad, he cut a deal to testify.

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