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
The word "lead" or "leads" occurs 83 times in the script. See more »
When Levene tries to convince Williamson to go along with his plan to give him some of the Glengarry leads, the boom mic operator is reflected in the office window. See more »
The leads are coming!
Get 'em to me!
I talked to Mitch and Murray an hour ago. They're coming in, you understand. They're a bit upset about this morning's...
Did you tell 'em about my sale?
How could I tell them about your sale? I don't even have a teleph- I'll tell them about your sale when they bring in the leads, all right? Shelley, all right? You closed a deal. Fine. You made a good sale, fine.
It's better than a good sale. It's...
Look, I have a lot on my mind right now. They're coming in,...
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The first time I saw this movie my jaw was hanging down and my mouth wide open from start to finish. I was gripped.
This movie has no sex, no violence, no car chases, no action - but absolutely the most powerful acting I have ever seen. Uncompromisingly realistic.
Having said that, I can understand why so many people do NOT like it - you have to like dramas, and especially one centered so much around desparation and conflict, and NOT around action. It is adapted from the stage play, and I appreciate the way in which it was shot, retaining so much of the raw appeal that can only be felt at the theatre, as opposed to the cinema.
This movie is a veritable who's who of acting, with Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Jonathan Pryce - not to mention a then-relatively-unknwon Kevin Spacey.
If you can appreciate powerful acting, films based on dialogue with few scene changes, and can withstand an absolute barrage of foul language (which I must add is perfectly suited to this film), then this movie will blow you away.
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