Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
David Mamet (Screenplay), James Foley (Director)
Release: Sep. 15th, 1992
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
When an office full of New York City real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
I remember watching a video of an interview a while back where Kevin Spacey recounts the way Pacino told the sound folk to not record while the cameras rolled to get footage for the famous insult scen...
An underrated and overlooked talent. He's only directed 3 movies, but one (Seabiscuit) was nominated for Best Picture, and also he was for Best Director. He picks and chooses.
The Hunger ...
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When a new set of leads find their way to the office, the Glengarry leads, the office manager refuses to let go of them which forces someone to break into the office and steal them, resulting in some startling repercussions for everyone in the office.
Pacino's charismatic Ricky Roma seems to be an arrogant, big mouthed egocentric, and yet later we see that he seems to genuinely care about the woes of Arkin's George, and truly admires and respects Lemmon's Shelley.