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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ricky Roma
... Shelley Levene
... Blake
... George Aaronow
... Dave Moss
... John Williamson
... James Lingk
... Larry Spannel
... Detective
Paul Butler ... Policeman
... Coat Check Girl
... Man in Donut Shop
Barry Rohrssen ... Assistant Detective (as Barry Rossen)
Leigh French ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
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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". Written by kgdm-400-333534

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The hardest thing in life is sell See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de la ambición  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Right after Williamson messing up with Ricky's deal with a client, Shelley Levene appears in the background teasing him. However, in the previous moments he was in the office talking to the detectives and there's no indication that he got out of there at no point. See more »

Quotes

Williamson: We had a slight burglary last night.
Ricky Roma: It's nothing. I was just assuring Mr. Lingk...
Williamson: Lingk? James Lingk? Your contract went out. Nothing to worry about.
Ricky Roma: John, John...
Williamson: Your contract went out to the bank.
James Lingk: You cashed my check?
Williamson: We...
Ricky Roma: Mr. Williamson?
Williamson: The check was cashed, the contract was filed and deposited in the bank and we're completely insured in any case, as you know.
James Lingk: [to Roma] You cashed the check?
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Referenced in King of the Hill: Glen Peggy Glen Ross (2007) See more »

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Daydream
Performed by David Sanborn
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
Written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Used by permission of EMI Robbins Catalog Inc.
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Astonishing...
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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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