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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Spannel
Paul Butler ...
Coat Check Girl
Man in Donut Shop
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". Written by kgdm-400-333534

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


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,104,402, 4 October 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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2.35 : 1
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David Mamet's original play opened at the National Theatre of London in 1983 and then moved to Chicago before going on to Broadway, opening at the John Golden Theater in New York on 25 March, 1984 and running for 378 performances. The play won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the 1984 Tony for Best Play, losing the latter award to Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing." See more »


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Dave Moss: Yes, well that's very cute, but you're running this office like a bunch of bullshit.
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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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The plight of the working man
26 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

No film that I have ever seen expresses the path that the working man follows better than this one. Lemmon and Arkin are perfect as the salesman who's luck has turned towards the negative. You can literally see their will to live being sucked out of them with every blown sale and missed opportunity. Ed Harris is great as the angry salesman who is willing to do what it takes to save his own future. Kevin Spacey plays the tight -collared boss to a T, pushing people and not giving them the breaks they need. The two most quoted characters of any movie I know are those played by Pacino and Baldwin. Pacino always excels in parts where his anger and ability to create believable outbursts are showcased, as they are in this part. All that I can say about Baldwin is that this is definitely his best performance and the writing for his character is unbelievable. I can watch his 10 minute scene over and over again. This movie rules in every way possible. 10 out of 10. (I don't give that rating easily)

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