Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Poster


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Taxi Driver (1976)
Richard Roma (Al Pacino) says to the police officer "Are you talking to me?"

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Sting (1993) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Coffee Talk.
Roseanne: Glengarry, Glen Rosey (1993) (TV Episode)
the episode title "Glengarry Glen Rosey" is a reference to this movie
The Larry Sanders Show: The List (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Larry during his introduction of Alec Baldwin.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: "He just got the Glengarry account."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Jack Lemmon): "I got to have those Glengarry leads."
The Ref (1994)
The line "Fuck you, that's my name!" is from the earlier film also co-starring Kevin Spacey.
Four Rooms (1995)
mentioned in dialogue, "Always be closing!"
Swingers (1996)
The Simpsons: The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (1997) (TV Episode)
Lemmon's portrayal of Frank Ormand is based on the character Shelley Levene in the film, whom was also played by Lemmon.
The X-Files: Never Again (1997) (TV Episode)
Scully says it is the movie she saw the last time she had a date
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I want those Glengarry leads!"
The Simpsons: Realty Bites (1997) (TV Episode)
Marge is told that coffee is for closers only and firings are common.
Grim Fandango (1998) (Video Game)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) (TV Episode)
"Scene from Glengary Glen Ross"
Boiler Room (2000)
mentioned in dialogue
3rd Rock from the Sun: Glengarry Glen Dick (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Biography: Al Pacino: Inside Out (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator.
The Good Girl (2002)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Loves Raymond: Cookies (2002) (TV Episode)
Peggy tells the girls to "A-lways B-e C-losing"; Ray jokes that scouts who lose the selling contest will be "fired"; both echos of Blake's speech in Glengarry Glen Ross
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Mean Girls (2004)
Rachel McAdams was told to partly model the character of Regina George after Alec Baldwin's performance in this movie.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004) (Video Game)
A book in the game is entitled "ABC - Always Be Closing," Alec Baldwin's famous credo.
Edmond (2005)
Edmond says "Fuck you, Fuck the lot of you, Fuck you all!" like Dave Moss (Ed Harris) did.
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Shakira (2005) (TV Episode)
a sketch in which Alec Bladwin plays a variation of the character he played in the film
The Unit: The Kill Zone (2006) (TV Episode)
During the stakeout, a character says, "Coffee is for closers" - a quote from David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Mamet wrote both Glengarry Glen Ross and The Unit.
Employee of the Month (2006)
The manager and his brother are named Glen Gary and Glen Ross after the the movie of the same name. The reference is furthered when the HR lady lies about Dane Cook's resignation notice still being in the office, and not having been sent to corporate.
Saturday Night Live: Annette Bening/Gwen Stefani/Akon (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced during the monologue
King of the Hill: Glen Peggy Glen Ross (2007) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
mentioned by Zack
Californication: La Petite Mort (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Cleon Salmon's speech, to the waitstaff, while in his office.
Leverage: The Snow Job (2009) (TV Episode)
The name of the scam, "Glengarry Glen Death," featured in this episode echoes the title of that movie.
The Office: Stress Relief (2009) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions ABC: Always Be Closing.
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
An audience member asks Jack McVayer what it was like to be in Glengarry Glen Ross
Castle: Home Is Where the Heart Stops (2009) (TV Episode)
Evan Mitchell mentions that the home invasion team is getting "the Glengarry leads" ...meaning they are getting tip offs about high priced loot to steal.
The WorSub Films Variety Hour (2009) (Video)
When "A.J. Latonez" does his audition in the seventh episode, he uses Alec Baldwin's famous monologue and botches it badly.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (2009) (Video Game)
Stan says his "rule number one" is "ABM: always be merchandising".
Modern Family: En Garde (2009) (TV Episode)
"Always Be Closing"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Real Housewives of Millionaire 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
Outsourced: Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
the line "Put that coffee down. Coffee's for closers only" is quoted
The Simpsons: Homer the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
In the "Thicker Than Waters" documentary, David Mamet gets the idea for and begins to write his "Glengarry Glen Ross" script.
Brows Held High: Shakespeare, Film, and Kenneth Branagh: A Retrospective (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen enacts a scene from this movie and adds a song
Person of Interest: Super (2012) (TV Episode)
Coffee's for closers
Stevie TV: Episode #1.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Always Be Smushing"
Raising Hope: Candy Wars (2012) (TV Episode)
Burt says, "Kiddie pool is for closers."
Saturday Night Live: Martin Short/Paul McCartney (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "You're a Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown" digital short
Supernatural: Goodbye Stranger (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Meg
Modern Family: Suddenly, Last Summer (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec talks about the casting process for the movie.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.179 (2013) (TV Episode)
The phrase 'Glengarry Get Lost' is used in reference to Alec Baldwin's talk show being cancelled.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Criminal Stories (2014) (TV Episode)
a character references the always be closing monlogue delivered in the movie by this episodes guest star Alec Baldwin
Nostalgia.exe (2014) (Short)
The title was partially inspired by Al Pacino's line "Your nostalgia file".
Z Nation: Welcome to the Fu-Bar (2014) (TV Episode)
Skeezy announces 2nd place at the shooting contest is, "A set of steak knives!"
Criminal Minds: Amelia Porter (2014) (TV Episode)
coffee is for closers
iZombie: Liv and Let Clive (2015) (TV Episode)
Blaine says, "Brains are for closers."
American Rescue Squad (2015)
The Government Official saying a gay must be hired is channeling Baldwin from the movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rashida Jones/Khloé Kardashian/Rachel Bloom/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Rachel Bloom mentions the Alec Baldwin movie
The Muppets.: A Tail of Two Piggies (2016) (TV Episode)
Carl says, "Cookies are for closers."
Supernatural: Beyond the Mat (2016) (TV Episode)
"Always Be Closing"
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016) (TV Special)
mentioned in his stand-up routine
Bob's Burgers: Glued, Where's My Bob? (2016) (TV Episode)
"Always Be Clicking"
Honest Game Trailers: Monster Hunter (2016) (TV Episode)
'Always be closing'
Bob's Burgers: The Last Gingerbread House on the Left (2016) (TV Episode)
"Christmas is for closers."
The Boss Baby (2017)
The baby's line "Put the cookie down. Cookies are for closers." is a reference to Alec Baldwin's character from this film.
Talking Dead: The Other Side (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steven Ogg when talking about what his character Simon's job might have been before the zombie apocalypse.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Carnival Magic (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Glencarny Glen Ross"

Featured in 

The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
clips shown
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
on TV in background
Zomergasten: Episode #17.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used and trailer included
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Alan Arkin's "Why Are You in This Movie" career
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
'Will you go to lunch?' scene
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"You take something this good, you go to a man... has invested in the past... you go to him direct and offer the money to him... rebate".

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Realty Bites (1997) (TV Episode)
Ol' Gil is a spoof of Jack Lemmon's charater
The Angry Beavers: Chocolate Up to Experience/Three Dag Nite! (2000) (TV Episode)
Daggett imitates Jack Lemmon towards the end of Chocolate Up to Experience ("Put my name at the top of the board!"), and Norbert calls him Dag "The Machine" Levene
Glengarry, Bob Ross (2003) (Short)
title reference
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
"Always Be Killing" is seen written on the chalkboard at the beginning
Malcolm in the Middle: Stevie in the Hospital (2006) (TV Episode)
Reese (as a telemarketer) says "Remember your ABC's...Always Be Celling."
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (2009) (TV Movie)
Spoofed in the "Always Be Cobbling" segment
30 Rock: Everything Sunny All the Time Always (2011) (TV Episode)
Kim Jong-il's propaganda film incorporates dialogue from the film such as "Coffee's for closers only"
Enlisted: Prank War (2014) (TV Episode)
"ABC. Always Be Covering."
Moone Boy: Where the Streets Do Have Names (2015) (TV Episode)
Danny works at McGarry and Glen Ross.

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