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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 & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Death of a f#ckin' salesman. See more (351 total) »

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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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:
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 »
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:
Blake:A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Prelude to a KissSee more »

FAQ

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?
What exactly happens between Williamson, Lingk and Roma? Why does Roma lose his temper with Williamson?
Are Lingk and/or Roma gay?
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66 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Death of a f#ckin' salesman., 1 May 2005
Author: TOMASBBloodhound from Omaha, NE USA

I cannot believe this film has been out there all these years and I just now saw it for the first time this week. I rented it on a whim and I've watched it four times since Monday.

Glengarry Glen Ross is the story of a failing real estate office in which four agents are told they'd better get some property sold quick, or they'll be out of a job. By the end of the month, the top seller will win himself a Cadillac, the guy who finishes second will win himself a set of steak knives. The other two jokers will be out on the street. The problem is that the good leads are locked away in a filing cabinet in the office manager's room. They won't be distributed until the end of the contest. The guys are left with only leads that likely won't pan out at all.

The four salesmen are each very memorable individuals. Al Pacino plays the best of the bunch. He's smooth and confident, and he seems to be the only guy making any good sales recently. Jack Lemmon is the old lion of the bunch. He's a good talker, but he's been on a stretch of terrible luck both professionally and personally. It's looking like he is now obsolete, and could be one of the guys let go. Ed Harris is a brooding; scheming character also on a streak of bad luck. His plan is not to make sales, but break into the office and steal the good leads. Alan Arkin is a meek fellow who cannot even dial the right phone number or carry on any type of meaningful conversation. Each actor has their character down perfectly.

The story unfolds in less than a 24 hour period. Alec Baldwin is a hotshot salesman from "downtown" who shows up at the beginning of the film and lets the guys know how worthless they are. He lays down the terms of the contest in some very colorfully profane language that sets the tone for the rest of the script. Profanity can be monotonous and gratuitous, but not here. Mamet's script is like a piece of art formed by interlacing all the fine swear words in the English language together with a touch of ironic gloom. And how often do you hear the word "c*cksucker" said with the articulate dignity of Jack Lemmon? We see each character for what they are, and each actor is allowed to show us why they are so famous. I believe this film to be a landmark piece of cinema for this generation. As much as 12 Angry Men was in its own time. How often do you see such a cast get together with such a fine script? Not often enough, I'd say.

The Kevin Spacey character has a special place in my heart. I also work at a job where I have to deal with a bunch of pompous salesmen. I suppose it comes with the job, but salesmen always seem to think they are more important than they are. What they don't seem to understand is that different people can be hired to sell the same goods and services. More often than not, it is the company that retains or loses customers. That said, sales is a ballsy profession, and it does take genuine skill and luck to be successful at it.

For those out there who either are salesmen or like them, then this film will also be a treat. There is one beautiful scene in particular when Jack Lemmon has just made what he thinks is a huge sale to break his slump. He bursts into the office and happily demands his sale be noted on the board with everyone else's. Nobody but Pacino seems interested (Harris for example acts jealous and spiteful) in hearing the details. Pacino comes over and sits by Lemmon and listens to how the old master was able to pull it off. The camera subtly backs off and lets the two share the moment together. That was very well-done.

Due to all the profanity in this film, it is basically not possible to show it on network television. This may be the primary reason the film has slipped through the cracks over the years, and not made many top 100 lists and so forth. If you want to see some great actors doing what they do best, then DO NOT MISS THIS FILM!

10 of 10 stars

the Hound.

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