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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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

Director:

James Foley

Writers:

David Mamet (based on the play by), David Mamet (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Mr. Spannel
Jude Ciccolella ... Detective
Paul Butler 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 Voice (voice)
George Cheung ... Additional Voice (voice)
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Storyline

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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A Story For Everyone Who Works For A Living. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El precio de la ambición See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,104,402, 4 October 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,725,228
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ever since its release, the film has been used to train real life salesmen how to sell and how not to sell. See more »

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When Levene enters and exits the Spannel house, the rain is pouring immediately outside the front door. But after he exits the camera pulls back to reveal he is on a large roofed porch. So the rain would actually be falling some distance from the door. See more »

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Williamson: Where are you going?
Ricky Roma: To the restaurant. What do you fucking care?
Williamson: Aren't you going out today?
Ricky Roma: With what, John? With what? Answer me! They stole the Glengarry leads, they stole Rio Rancho.
Williamson: I have the stuff from last year's file.
Ricky Roma: Oh oh oh... your nostalgia file. Oh great. That's great, cause you know I don't have to...
Williamson: Do you want to go out today...?
Ricky Roma: I don't have to eat this month. Great. Give it to me. Bring 'em. C'mon.
[to himself]
Ricky Roma: Fucking Mitch & Murray and a shit ape!
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Blue Skies
Performed by Al Jarreau
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
Courtesy of Irving Berlin Music Company
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The plight of the working man
26 March 2000 | by gml17See 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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