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Glengarry Glen Ross -- An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Mamet (play)
David Mamet (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 October 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The hardest thing in life is sell See more »
Plot:
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Al Pacino ... Ricky Roma

Jack Lemmon ... Shelley Levene

Alec Baldwin ... Blake

Alan Arkin ... George Aaronow

Ed Harris ... Dave Moss

Kevin Spacey ... John Williamson

Jonathan Pryce ... James Lingk

Bruce Altman ... Larry Spannel

Jude Ciccolella ... Detective
Paul Butler ... Policeman
Lori Tan Chinn ... Coat Check Girl

Neal Jones ... Man in Donut Shop
Barry Rohrssen ... Assistant Detective (as Barry Rossen)
Leigh French ... Additional Voices (voice)
George Cheung ... Additional Voices (voice)

Murphy Dunne ... Additional Voices (voice)

Dana Lee ... Additional Voices (voice)
Julie Payne ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Skipp Lynch ... Telephone Service Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Foley 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Mamet (play)

David Mamet (screenplay)

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. .... executive producer (as Joseph Caracciolo Jr.)
Nava Levin .... co-producer
Karen L. Oliver .... associate producer
Morris Ruskin .... co-producer
Jerry Tokofsky .... producer
Stanley R. Zupnik .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía (director of photography) (as Juan Ruiz Anchia)
 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
 
Art Direction by
William Barclay  (as Bill Barclay)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert J. Franco 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood 
 
Makeup Department
Sheryl Berkoff .... makeup artist
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist
Alan D'Angerio .... hair department head
Sharon Ilson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager
Patricia Anne Doherty .... assistant production manager
Helene Mulholland .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harvey Epstein .... dga trainee
Richard Patrick .... second assistant director (as Richard Drew Patrick)
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenneth Albanese .... carpenter (as Ken J. Albanese)
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as Jim Archer)
Billy Bishop .... props
John R. Ford .... assistant property master
Andrew Gangloff .... carpenter (as Andy G. Gangloff Sr.)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master (as Robert J. Griffon)
Denise Gurkas .... scenic artist
George Hugel .... carpenter (as George A. Hugel)
Tim Kearney .... stand-by carpenter
Robert H. Klatt .... set dresser
Douglas F. Lebrecht .... scenic artist (as Douglas Lebrecht)
Caty Maxey .... draftsman
Tom McDermott .... set dresser (as Thomas McDermott)
John McDonnell .... props (as John B. McDonnell)
Fred Merusi .... construction coordinator
Jack Mortellaro .... props
Billy Patsos .... construction grip (as Bill Patsos)
Robert T. Prate .... key construction grip (as Robert Prate)
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist
Leslie Salter .... scenic artist
Bob Shaw .... assistant art director
William Sohmer .... camera scenic artist (as Bill Sohmer)
Dick Tice .... leadperson
Richard A. Ventre .... master scenic artist (as Richard Ventre)
Patricia Walker .... camera scenic artist
Don Zappia .... construction grip
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo (as Thom Ehle)
John Fundus .... second boom operator
Howell Gibbens .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Denise Horta .... dialogue editor
Frank Howard .... sound effects editor
Chris Ingram .... assistant sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... dialogue editor
Frank Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Constance A. Kazmer .... dialogue editor
Lisa J. Levine .... supervising adr editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Jonathan Phillips .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Rosenblum .... second boom operator
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Stidell)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Maggi .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Collins .... camera trainee
Doug Dalisera .... electrician
Jerry DeBlau .... gaffer
Richie Ford .... best boy electric
Bill Gerardo .... second assistant camera (as William Gerardo)
Vinnie Gerardo .... first assistant camera (as Vincent Gerardo)
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator
Paul Kinghan .... electrician
Sal Lanza .... best boy grip
Martin Lowry .... grip
Arthur Moshlak .... house electrician
Fred Muller .... electrician
John Panuccio .... best boy grip (as Jack Panuccio)
Louis Petraglia .... set electrician
Peter John Petraglia .... rigging gaffer (as John Petraglia)
Tom Prate .... dolly grip (as Thomas Prate Jr.)
Tom Prate .... key grip (as Thomas Prate Jr.)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer (as Andrew Schwartz)
Lance Shepherd .... electrician (as Lance A. Shepherd)
Matty Sicurella .... grip
Joseph Viano .... grip (as Joe Viano)
Russell Caldwell .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Charles .... associate costume designer (as David M. Charles)
Kevin P. Faherty .... wardrobe supervisor
Hartsell Taylor .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter: Kona Cutting
Pam Di Fede .... second assistant editor: New York
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Elizabeth Schwartz .... first assistant editor: New York
Terilyn A. Shropshire .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Terilyn Shropshire)
Bambi Sickafoose .... second assistant editor: Los Angeles
Mary Skinner .... post-production assistant
Nick Smith .... assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
 
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Greif .... music advisor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Tommy LiPuma .... additional music producer: songs
Tommy LiPuma .... score producer
Tommy LiPuma .... score supervisor
Johnny Mandel .... additional music producer: songs
Michael Mason .... scoring coordinator
Robert Schaper .... score mixer
Wayne Shorter .... musician: tenor and soprano sax
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Babcock .... driver
Ed Battista .... driver
Henry Boyle .... driver
Richard Curry .... driver
Phil Ford .... driver
John Leonidas .... teamster captain
Dennis Radesky .... teamster co-captain
Barry Sweeney .... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... driver (as James Whalen Sr.)
 
Other crew
Michael Alpert .... unit publicist
Andrew Bernstein .... set production assistant
Carol Chambers .... assistant: Mr. Foley
John C. Ching .... assistant: Mr. Foley
Christie Colliopoulos .... assistant: Mr. Tokofsky
Sandy Cuomo .... production coordinator
Patricia Anne Doherty .... location manager
Dianne Dreyer .... script supervisor
JoAnn Foley .... office production assistant
Marisa Forzano .... associate: Mr. Pacino
Christopher Gambale .... location manager
Gregory Gieras .... set production assistant
Raphaella Giugliano .... assistant production accountant
Mike Hall .... unit publicist
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant
Antonio Huidor .... production assistant
David Hummel .... production assistant
Delroy Hunter .... parking coordinator (as Delroy M. Hunter)
Bud Isenberg .... insurance
Tim Judge .... assistant
Leslie Loftis .... set production assistant
Justin Moritt .... set production assistant
Christo Morse .... office production assistant
Donald Murphy .... office production assistant
Christopher D. Ozerofer .... production counsel
Bridget Pickering .... assistant: Mr. Timmerman
Danielle Rigby .... set production assistant
Lori H. Schwartz .... production associate
Susan Senk .... unit publicist
Stacey Spencer .... craft service
Laurence Starkman .... title designer
Michael Vieira .... assistant: Alec Baldwin
Rosanne Vogel .... production accountant
Christian von Tippelskirch .... assistant location manager
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jacob A. Bloom .... thanks (as Jake Bloom)
Steve Brookman .... thanks
Tom Hunter .... thanks
Jon Levin .... thanks
Harvey Polly .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-10 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Norway:5 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #31643)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When approached about the movie, David Mamet asked for $500,000 for the movie rights and another $500,000 to write the screenplay, which Zupnik agreed to pay, planning to cut a deal with a cable company to bankroll the movie. However, because of the uncompromising subject matter and abrasive language, no major company was interested in financing the project. Ultimately, financing came from multiple small cable and video companies, a German television station, an Australian movie theater chain, several banks, and New Line Cinema.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Shelley is recounting to Roma the latter part of his close of his $82,000 Nyborg sale, the office door is wide open, no lights are on in the office, and clearly nobody is moving around in the office. Then Shelley calls to Williamson for more leads. When the camera angle changes, the office door is closed and Williamson has to open the door to come out into the room to answer that "the leads are coming."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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Employee of the Month (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blue SkiesSee more »

FAQ

Why did Levene steal the phones?
What is the significance of the title?
Williamson goes home before Roma closes the deal with Lingk. Yet the next day Williamson says he had the signed contract on his desk before he left for the night. Is this a continuity error?
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177 out of 195 people found the following review useful.
enthralling, 25 March 1999
Author: gaddis (gaddis23@hotmail.com) from california

This film is perfect. I give out 10s about as often as Stanley Kubrick made films, and Glengarry Glen Ross is one of them.

There is so much more in this film than just a bunch of guys in a real estate office. I'm puzzled, as an aside, why the language is considered such a big deal. There is less of it in GGR than in the average DeNiro film I watch. Maybe it's because the film is composed of almost nothing but dialogue.

Back to the content. GGR contains at least two, maybe three of my favorite performances by anyone. Baldwin, who I really don't like, is perfect. Lemmon is excruciatingly good, and Pacino actually makes me forget who I'm watching. He really sinks into his character. Pryce also gives a commendable performance.

For those who didn't get this film, who think it's just dark and pointless, here's the point. The title is Glengarry Glen Ross. If you listen to the conversations you will notice that the Glengarry leads are the new leads, the ones given to closers, the leads given to those who go out and squeeze as much money out of people as they can so they don't lose their jobs.

Glen Ross farms are talked about in a brilliantly written conversation between Ed Harris and Alan Arkin, the one when Harris orders donuts and Arkin keeps repeating back to him what he said. "..Boots, yes." In that conversation, Harris talks about what he learned when he first got into the sales racket. You don't sell one car to a guy, you sell him 5 cars over fifteen years. But, he says, those guys who come in and burn everyone for as much money as they can get and then go to Argentina ruined a good thing. The drive to win the Cadillac had ruined the ideal of maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between customer and salesman. Sharks like Baldwin came in, made their millions, and left a wasteland for the "losers" to work in.

The film is about how business in America is war, and about how the drive for capital has ultimately dehumanized us. The strongest contrast is between Baldwin and Lemmon. Baldwin is a machine. Everything in his life, his very identity, is defined by the fact that his watch cost more than a "loser's" car. "Family man? Go home and play with your kids." "A loser is always a loser." His name is that he drives a BMW.

With Lemmon, pay attention to the brief references to his daughter. The man is desperate to make money, not only to keep his job, but to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. A very human thing.

Eventually, these men prey not only on customers, but on each other. It's vicious. If you don't understand why, all you'll see is the viciousness, and you probably won't enjoy the film.

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