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Glengarry Glen Ross

Year: 1992
Director: James Foley
Writer: David Mamet
Cast: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathon Pryce
As you'd expect with such a combination of talent, a powerhouse of the craft of acting. A group of real estate agents are told they have to pick up their game - at the end of a trial period of two days, the best gets a car, the second best gets steak knives, and everybody else gets fired.

The film then follows the desperate wheelings and dealings of each man as he tries to find a solution in his own way, from adopting the hard sell to robbery. While it's a gleaming study of some of the best actors of today and they're supported by a great script, the storyline of a bunch of desperate real estate salesmen is a bit weak.

Not as satisfying or enjoyable as the far superior Twelve Angry Men - which was a showcase of acting with a riveting and relevant story. Stand-outs in this case are Ed Harris and Alec Baldwin, the abusive parent company shark who only appears in only one scene.

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