Glengarry Glen Ross ()

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

  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations.
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Ricky Roma
Shelley Levene
George Aaronow
Dave Moss
John Williamson
James Lingk
Mr. Spannel
Paul Butler ...
Coat Check Girl
Man in Donut Shop
Assistant Detective (as Barry Rossen)
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Murphy Dunne ...
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Julie Payne ...
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Additional Voice (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Skipp Lynch ...
Telephone Service Man (uncredited)

Directed by

James Foley

Written by

David Mamet ... (based on the play by)
David Mamet ... (screenplay by)

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

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)

Editorial Department

Gary Burritt ... negative cutter: Kona Cutting
Pam Di Fede ... second assistant editor: N.Y. (as Pamela DiFede)
Elizabeth Schwartz ... first assistant editor: N.Y.
Terilyn A. Shropshire ... first assistant editor: L.A. (as Terilyn Shropshire)
Bambi Sickafoose ... second assistant editor: L.A.
Mike Stanwick ... color timer (as Michael Stanwick)
Joe Fineman ... post production consultant (uncredited)
Nick Smith ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

Bonnie Timmermann
Nathan Zale

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 ... make-up artist
Colleen Callaghan ... hair stylist
Alan D'Angerio ... hair stylist
Sharon Ilson ... make-up artist

Production Management

Celia D. Costas ... unit production manager
Helene Mulholland ... post production supervisor
Patricia Hess ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

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 propmaster
Andrew Gangloff ... carpenter (as Andy G. Gangloff Sr.)
Robert Griffon Jr. ... propmaster (as Robert J. Griffon)
Denise Gurkas ... scenic artist
George Hugel ... carpenter (as George A. Hugel)
Tim Kearney ... standby 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)
Leslie Saulter-Yacuk ... scenic artist (as Leslie Saulter)
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
John Ralbovsky ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

Wayne Artman ... re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan ... sound effects editor
Tom E. Dahl ... re-recording mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle ... 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
Franklin Jones Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Frank Jones)
Constance A. Kazmer ... dialogue 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)
Lisa J. Levine ... supervising adr editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Mike Maggi ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Russ Caldwell ... electric (as Edward Tobin)
Joe Collins ... camera trainee (as Joseph R. Collins)
Doug Dalisera ... electric
Jerry DeBlau ... gaffer
Richie Ford ... best boy electrical
Bill Gerardo ... second assistant camera (as William Gerardo)
Vinnie Gerardo ... first assistant camera (as Vincent Gerardo)
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator
Paul Kinghan ... electric (as Paul Kingham)
Sal Lanza ... best boy grip
Martin Lowry ... grip
Arthur Moshlak ... house electric
Fred Muller ... electric
John Panuccio ... best boy grip (as Jack Panuccio)
Peter John Petraglia ... rigging gaffer (as John Petraglia)
Tom Prate ... dolly grip (as Thomas Prate Jr.) / key grip (as Thomas Prate Jr.)
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer (as Andrew Schwartz)
Lance Shepherd ... electric (as Lance A. Shepherd)
Matty Sicurella ... grip
Joseph Viano ... grip (as Joe Viano)
Louis Petraglia ... set electric (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

Location Management

Patricia Hess ... location manager (as Patricia Anne Doherty)
Christian von Tippelskirch ... assistant location manager (as Christian Von Tippelskirch)
Christopher Gambale ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

Tom Brown ... music preparation
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Dominic Fidelibus ... music production services: The Walt Disney Music Library
George Greif ... music advisor
Jim Hoffman ... music preparation
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra ... music performed by
Tom Kramer ... music editor
Tommy LiPuma ... producer: additional songs / score production / score supervision
Johnny Mandel ... producer: additional songs
Michael Mason ... scoring coordinator
Robert Schaper ... scoring mixer
Wayne Shorter ... performer: soprano saxophone / performer: tenor saxophone
Peter Erskine ... musician (uncredited)
Benny Golson ... arranger (uncredited)
The Hollywood Studio Symphony ... music performed by (uncredited)
The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)
Willis Holman ... arranger (uncredited)
James Newton Howard ... arranger (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Dianne Dreyer ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Richard Babcock ... driver
Ed Battista ... driver
Henry Boyle ... driver
Richard Curry ... driver
Phil Ford ... driver
Delroy Hunter ... parking coordinator (as Delroy M. Hunter)
John Leonidas ... teamster captain
Dennis Radesky ... teamster co-captain
Barry Sweeney ... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. ... driver (as James Whalen Sr.)

Additional Crew

Michael Alpert ... unit publicist
Arnold Bernhard ... produced on broadway by
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
Jo Ann Foley ... office production assistant (as JoAnn Foley)
Marisa Forzano ... associate: Mr. Pacino
Gregory Gieras ... set production assistant
Raphaella Giugliano ... assistant production accountant
Mike Hall ... unit publicist
Leslie Loftis ... set production assistant
Elliot Martin ... produced on broadway by
Justin Moritt ... set production assistant
Christo Morse ... office production assistant
Donald Murphy ... office production assistant
Christopher D. Ozeroff ... production counsel
Bridget Pickering ... assistant: Ms. Timmerman
Danielle Rigby ... set production assistant
Lori H. Schwartz ... production associate
Susan Senk ... unit publicist
Mary Skinner ... post production assistant
Stacey Spencer ... craft service
Rosanne Vogel ... production accountant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. ... inventory services (uncredited)
Julie Hansen ... post production accountant (uncredited)
David Hummel ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Judge ... assistant (uncredited)
Laurence Starkman ... title designer (uncredited)
Michael Vieira ... assistant: Mr. Baldwin (uncredited)
Nicholas Wolfert ... production assistant (uncredited)
Alex L. Worman ... publicity team (uncredited)


Jacob A. Bloom ... thanks (as Jake Bloom)
Steve Brookman ... thanks
Tom Hunter ... thanks
Jon Levin ... thanks
Harvey Polly ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The hardest thing in life is sell. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Glengarry (France)
  • Glengarry Glen Ross: Éxito a cualquier precio (Spain)
  • Èxit a qualsevol preu (Spain, Catalan title)
  • På stram line (Norway)
  • Гленгарри Глен Росс (Американцы) (Russia)
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  • 100 min
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Budget $12,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,104,402, 04 Oct 1992

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Trivia The single largest cost on the movie was for the rain effects throughout the first half of the film. See more »
Goofs Stealing the list of references from Williamson's office constitutes the crime of burglary, but the police describe the crime as robbery. This same mistake was present in the original play. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Last of the Mohicans/Innocent Blood/Mr. Saturday Night/Glengarry Glen Ross/Laws of Gravity (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Blue Skies See more »
Quotes Blake: You're talking about what? You're talking about... bitching about that sale you shot, some son-of-a-bitch who don't wanna buy land, some broad you're trying to screw, so forth. Let's talk about something important. They all here?
Williamson: All but one. Ricky Roma.
Blake: I'm going anyway. Let's talk about something important.
[to Levene]
Blake: Put that coffee down! Coffee's for closers only. You think I'm fucking with you? I am not fucking with you! I'm here from downtown. I'm here from Mitch and Murray. And I'm here on a mission of mercy. Your name's Levine? You call yourself a salesman, you son of a bitch?
Dave Moss: I don't gotta sit here and listen to this shit.
Blake: You certainly don't, pal, 'cause the good news is... you're fired. The bad news is... you've got, all of you've got just one week to regain your jobs starting with tonight. Starting with tonight's sit. Oh? Have I got your attention now? Good. 'Cause we're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anyone wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. Get the picture? You laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money to get their names to sell them. You can't close the leads you're given, then you can't close shit! You ARE shit! Hit the bricks, pal, and beat it 'cause you are going OUT!
Shelley Levene: The leads are weak.
Blake: The leads are weak? The fucking leads are weak? You're weak! I've been in this business 15 years...
Dave Moss: What's your name?
Blake: Fuck you! That's my name! You know why, mister? You drove a Hyundai to get here. I drove an $80,000 red BMW that's parked right outside. THAT'S my name! And your name is you're wanting. You can't play in the man's game, you can't close them... then go home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life: Get them to sign on the line which is dotted. You hear me, you fucking faggots? A-B-C. A... Always, B... Be, C... Closing. Always be closing. ALWAYS BE CLOSING! A-I-D-A. Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. Attention: Do I have your attention? Interest: Are you interested? I know you are, 'cause it's fuck or walk. You close or you hit the bricks. Decision: Have you made your decision for Christ? And Action. A-I-D-A. Get out there! You've got the prospects coming in. You think they came in here to get out of the rain? A guy don't walk on the lot lest he wants to buy. They're sitting out there waiting to give you their money. Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it? What's the problem, pal? You... Moss.
Dave Moss: You're such a hero, you're so rich, how come you're coming down here wasting your time with such a bunch of bums?
Blake: [points to his gold wristwatch] You see this watch? You see this watch I'm wearing?
Dave Moss: Yeah.
Blake: This watch costs more than your car. I made $970,000 in sales commissions last year. How much you make? You see, pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. You're a nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna work here? Close! You think I'm too hard on you? You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? If you can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? You don't like it, leave. I can go out there tonight with the leads and materials you've got and make myself $15,000. Tonight! In two hours! Can you? Can YOU? Go and do likewise. A-I-D-A. Get mad you son of a bitches! Get mad! You want to know what it takes to sell real estate? It takes BRASS BALLS to sell real estate! Go and do likewise, gents. The money's out there. You pick it up, it's yours. You don't, I got no sympathy for you. You wanna go out on those sits tonight and close. CLOSE! It's yours. If not, you're gonna be shining my shoes. And you know what you'll be saying - a bunch of losers sittin' around in a bar? 'Oh yeah. I used to be a salesman. It's a tough racket.' These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you is just throwing them away. They're for closers. I'd wish you all good luck, but you wouldn't know what to do with it if you got it.
Blake: [goes up to Moss's desk and glares at him] And to answer your question, pal, why am I here? I came here because Mitch and Murray asked me to. They asked me for a favor. I said the real favor, follow my advice and fire your fucking ass, because a loser is a loser!
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