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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Larry Spannel
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Man in Donut Shop
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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

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El precio de la ambición  »

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Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,104,402 (USA) (4 October 1992)

Gross:

$10,725,228 (USA)
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Trivia

James Foley, Jack Lemmon, and Alec Baldwin got together in 1991 to do several informal read-throughs. The producers of the film contacted the Creative Artists Agency and asked for some help with actors to do readings. CAA showed little interest, but two of their clients, Ed Harris and Kevin Spacey, attended the read-through, and ultimately joined the cast. Al Pacino joined the cast soon thereafter, then Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Joe Mantegna, and Richard Gere made inquiries into the film. See more »

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After George tells Ricky that the phones were stolen, in frustration Ricky sums up "They stole the leads, they stole the phones..what am I going to do this month?" Up to that point, no mention of the leads being stolen had been made, just some of the contracts. See more »

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Ricky Roma: How was her crumbcake?
Shelley Levene: Hmm? Oh... from the store.
Ricky Roma: Fuck her.
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Referenced in Mean Girls (2004) See more »

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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 (Brooklyn, NY) – 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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