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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.



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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Butler ...
Coat Check Girl
Barry Rohrssen ...
Assistant Detective (as Barry Rossen)
Leigh French ...
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The real story behind the world of sales. This is a realistic portrayal of what it is to try making a life in high pressure sales with all its highs and lows; promises of fortunes and deliveries of dross. Red-leads and dead-leads are to blame for life's outcomes. Living with "Objection, Rebuttal, Close" and fake automobiles from the mobbed-up corporate owners. Written by kgdm-400-333534

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Lie. Cheat. Steal. All In A Day's Work. See more »


Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de la ambición  »

Box Office


$12,500,000 (estimated)


$10,725,228 (USA)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The word "shit" and its derivatives are uttered 50 times. See more »


In the famous scene where Alec Baldwin addresses the salesmen, Ed Harris mistakenly calls Baldwin "Moss," his own character's name. See more »


Ricky Roma: Who said 'fuck the machine'?
Dave Moss: Fuck the machine? Fuck the machine? FUCK THE MACHINE! What is this, courtesy class?
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: The List (1993) See more »


Blue Lou
Performed by The Joe Roccisano Orchestra
Featuring Lou Marini on Alto Saxophone
Written by Donald Fagen
Courtesy of Freejunket Music
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User Reviews

As a former salesman, this is the most realistic movie ever
26 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I've read the comments about the amount of profanity in this movie..if you've ever worked in a less than ethical sale office, you'll know the language is very real...having worked a few years in telemarketing selling everything from wireless cable licenses to vitamins and ad specs, I can tell you, the dialog is very real.

This is my favorite movie of all time...sure, it's not flashy, upbeat or effect-laden, but it's so realistic that the first time I saw it, I got goosebumps...

Every character in the movie is one that I recognized from my office experiences...the mega-closer mouth piece (Baldwin), the complainers who always complained about the leads (Lemon and Arkin), the office manager who'd never actually sold anything before but had a little rub (Spacey), the hotshot salesman (Pacino)... it was just so real...anyone who's ever worked in a brokerage can tell you about the amounts of profanity in the sales profession...especially high pressure sales...

Ben Affleck's performance in "Boiler Room" has shades of Baldwin's performance in this movie...not a bad thing, just an observation. Baldwin's best acting is this 5 minute scene and his "I am God" speech in "Malice".

Amazing acting all around, tight realistic dialog (first time I saw this, I could almost say the words before they were spoken) Highly recommended! 10

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