Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

James Foley (1992)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Director James Foley, working with a highly resonant screenplay by David Mamet, here brings a palpable cinematic tension to what could have become a dry, theatrical piece. Rarely moving outside the real-estate office where four salesmen are under pressure to sell more or lose their jobs, the film speaks forcefully about decency being snuffed out by desire, good men taking wrong turnings despite their best efforts and the stench of the American Dream gone mad. Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin and Ed Harris give note-perfect ensemble performances, Alec Baldwin appears in a telling cameo and there's a major early role for Kevin Spacey. You can only gawp at such ability.


Four salesmen in a Chicago real estate office are issued with a warning that two of them will be fired. They resort to desperate and dishonest tactics to ensure they outperform their colleagues, but the eldest of the group fears his waning skills are not up to the task. Drama based on David Mamet's stage play, starring Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin.

Cast & Crew

Ricky Roma Al Pacino
Shelley "The Machine" Levene Jack Lemmon
Blake Alec Baldwin
Dave Moss Ed Harris
George Aaronow Alan Arkin
John Williamson Kevin Spacey
James Lingk Jonathan Pryce
Director James Foley
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray