Glengarry Glen Ross

Synopsis: 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 (Jack Lemmon), who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson (Kevin Spacey), but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss (Ed Harris) comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Production: Artisan Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min


A booth at a Chinese restaurant, Williamson and Levene are

seated at the booth.


John...John...John. Okay. John.

John. Look:


The Glengarry Highland's leads,

you're sending Roma out. Fine.

He's a good man. We know what he

is. He's fine. All I'm saying,

you look at the board, he's

throwing...wait, wait, wait, he's

throwing them away, he's throwing

the leads away. All that I'm

saying, that you're wasting leads.

I don't want to tell you your job.

All that I'm saying, things get

set, I know they do, you get a

certain mindset... A guy gets a

reputation. We know how this...all

I'm saying, put a closer on the job.

There's more than one man for the...

Put a...wait a second, put a proven

man out...and you watch, now wait a

second--and you watch your dollar

volumes...You start closing them

for fifty 'stead of twenty- put a closer on the...


Shelly, you blew the last...


No. John. No. Let's wait, let's

back up here, I did...will you

please? Wait a second. Please. I

didn't "blow" them. No. I didn't

"blow" them. No. One kicked out,

one I closed...

WILLIAMSON: didn't close...


...I, if you'd listen to me.

Please. I closed the cocksucker.

His ex, John, his ex, I didn't know

he was married...he, the judge

invalidated the...





...and what is that, John? What?

Bad luck. That's all it is. I

pray in your life you will never

find it runs in streaks. That's

what it does, that's all it's doing.

Streaks. I pray it misses you.

That's all I want to say.



What about the other two?


What two?


Four. You had four leads. One

kicked out, one the judge, you say...

LEVENE: want to see the court

records? John? Eh? You want to

go down...


LEVENE: you want to go downtown...?





...I only...


...then what is this "you say"

shit, what is that?


What is that...?


All that I'm saying...



What is this "you say"? A deal

kicks out...I got to eat. Shit,

Williamson, shit. You...Moss...

Roma...look at the sheets...look at

the sheets. Nineteen eighty,


months of eighty-two...who's there?

Who's up there?

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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