Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
"The hardest thing in life is sell "An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
As a former salesman, this is the most realistic movie ever
I've read the comments about the amount of profanity in this movie..if
you've ever worked in a less than ethical sale office, you'll know the
language is very real...having worked a few years in telemarketing selling
everything from wireless cable licenses to vitamins and ad specs, I can
you, the dialog is very real.
This is my favorite movie of all time...sure, it's not flashy, upbeat or
effect-laden, but it's so realistic that the first time I saw it, I got
Every character in the movie is one that I recognized from my office
experiences...the mega-closer mouth piece (Baldwin), the complainers who
always complained about the leads (Lemon and Arkin), the office manager
who'd never actually sold anything before but had a little rub (Spacey),
the hotshot salesman (Pacino)...
it was just so real...anyone who's ever worked in a brokerage can tell you
about the amounts of profanity in the sales profession...especially high
Ben Affleck's performance in "Boiler Room" has shades of Baldwin's
performance in this movie...not a bad thing, just an observation. Baldwin's
best acting is this 5 minute scene and his "I am God" speech in
Amazing acting all around, tight realistic dialog (first time I saw this, I
could almost say the words before they were spoken) Highly recommended!