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May 4, 2001
-->Written and Directed.....Ben Younger [Walking And Talking]
-->Cinematography.....Enrique Chediak [Hurricane Streets]
-->Seth Davis.....Giovanni Ribisi [The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, X-Files, Friends, The Positively True Adventures Of The Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, That Thing You Do, Saving Private Ryan, Gone In Sixty Seconds]
-->Chris Varick.....Vin Diesel [Saving Private Ryan, The Iron Giant]
-->Abby.....Nia Long [E.R., Boyz N The Hood, Made In America, Love Jones, Soul Food, If These Walls Could Talk 2]
-->Greg.....Nicky Katt [V, Friends, Gremlins, Sister Act, Dazed and Confused, The Cure, Strange Days, A Time To Kill, Batman & Robin, One True Thing, Boston Public]
-->Jim Young.....Ben Affleck [Megaforce, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, School Ties, Dazed And Confused, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting, Armageddon, Shakespeare In Love, Forces Of Nature, Dogma, Bounce]
Ambitious young man joins a shady securities firm.
Ribisi is a fine actor and the story begins in a very exciting manner. Haven't you ever wondered what the people are like on the other end of that sales call you've been getting at home? Ribisi is taken into a take-no-prisoner securities firm. We learn how the game is played as he does. His supervisor (Katt) is miserable, his trainer (Affleck) could sell snow to Eskimos. It's best not to think too much about it. Why Nia Long's character picks Ribisi out of the hundreds of well-groomed white boys at the firm is never fully explained. It had a good hip hop style. Absolutely fell apart about 2/3 of the way through.