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Glengarry GlenRoss (1992)

Cast: Al Pacino, Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, more...
Director: James Foley, James Foley
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Studio: Live/Artisan
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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David Mamet's award-winning play about a group of desperate real estate agents comes to the big screen from director James Foley. In a role created specifically for the movie, Alec Baldwin appears as a sales motivator, informing the group of hard-luck salesmen that they must compete in a sales contest where the losers will be fired. The agents work their same tired leads, until one hatches a scheme to burglarize the office, steal the leads, and sell them to a rival. Featuring a cast that includes Al Pacino as the office's sales leader, Jack Lemmon as an elderly loser, Alan Arkin and Ed Harris as frustrated salesmen, Kevin Spacey as the harassed office manager, and Jonathan Pryce as a client, Glengarry Glen Ross is, at its core, a character study about a group of men whose time has passed. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

Beautifully presented in its original aspect ratio (in other words, Letterboxed).

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we're just talkin' here by alexjb December 15, 2004 - 2:41 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
awesome film! i can't believe i'm the first reviewer.

a rain-drenched night; lots of indoor scenes and close ups; lots of dark and dripping wet; the visuals of this film are all about focusing your attention on the men talking. with very few actors other than the five primaries, and very little physical movement, this is the dialogue movie to end all dialogue movies!

pacino as a salesman at the top of his game, lemmon as the well-past-his-prime has-been desperately trying to get his game back. alec baldwin is barely there and doesn't deserve to be on the cover. if you don't like baldwin, you can still rent this movie- his character is there to be disliked and forgotten as soon as possible- he just delivers the primary plot mover: these salesmen have been given an ultimatem- sell the unsellable to those not wanting to buy, or lose your job.

the rest of the film is dialogue dialogue dialogue. great quotable lines abound; intense scenes between character actor powerhouses. pacino, in one of his more subdued roles, sweet-talking jonathan pryce (of Brazil) is like watching a sexual seduction.

jack lemmon, wracked with guilt and overwhelmed by external pressure alternately despising and berating, then trying to sweet-talk kevin spacey.

ed harris transparently trying to con the befuddled alan arkin. alan arkin inarticulately railing against the injustices of the system

then pacino and lemmon playing off each other for the benefit of pryce
great scenes, well-shot and brilliantly acted (just thank god mamet didn't direct it), anyone who appreciates a dialogue/character-study film must see this one!

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