Glengarry Glen Ross


(out of 5)

Fascinating examination of the competitive spirit in the business world. Five real estate agents are put to the test when their home office lets them know that they have one week to make a sale on some hopeless property bids or they will be fired. Whoever wins the contest of selling the most property will be given the surefire leads on newly developing prime real estate, and this inspires some very diverse reactions from the men.   is outstanding as an aging agent whose years of low sales have driven him to desperation, while  steals the show as the hot-shot seller who never seems to let anything get to him. David Mamet’s dialogue is some of his best writing ever, and the drama is punctuated by excellent direction by James Foley, who never hides the film’s theatrical origins but never lets it work against the material either. Riveting, and featuring an excellent performance by  in a seven minute cameo written especially for the film by Mamet.

USA, 1992

Directed by James Foley

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Venice 1992

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, ,

Academy Award Nomination
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Al Pacino as “Ricky Roma”)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Al Pacino)

National Board Of Review Awards
Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)
Top Ten Films

Venice Film Festival Award
Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Adapted Screenplay




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