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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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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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Stock Brokers steal money, but it's not your fault, it's theirs See more »

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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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$12,500,000 (estimated)

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$10,725,228 (USA)
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During the production, producers Jerry Tokofsky and Stanley R. Zupnik had a falling out over money and credit for the film. Tokofsky sued to strip Zupnik of his producer's credit and share of the producer's fee, but Zupnik filed a countersuit, claiming that he personally had put up $2 million of the film's budget, and accused Tokofsky of embezzlement. The cases were ultimately settled out of court with both men credited as producers. See more »

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David Mamet's play, upon which this film was based, is set in Chicago, but the movie version is set in New York. See more »

Quotes

George Aaronow: Come in here! I work here. I didn't come in here to be mistreated.
Williamson: Go to lunch, will you?
George Aaronow: That's why I've, I've, I've... I've came to work today! That's why!
Williamson: The leads are coming in, I'll let you know.
George Aaronow: That's why I came in here! I thought...
Williamson: Just to go to lunch!
George Aaronow: I don't wanna go to lunch!
Williamson: Go to lunch, George!
George Aaronow: When does he get off? Talking that way to a working man.
Williamson: [trying to enter the room]
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Blue Skies
Performed by Al Jarreau
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Courtesy of Irving Berlin Music Company
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Astonishing...
8 August 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

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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