Back Seat Producers Season 08 Shows

BSP Episode 255: Glengarry Glen Ross

Release date:  10/2/1992

New Line Cinema

Directed by

  • James Foley

Produced by

  • Jerry Tokofsky
  • Stanley R. Zupnik

Screenplay by

  • David Mamet

Based on Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet


Al Pacino

  • Ricky Roma

Jack Lemmon

  • Shelley Levene

Alec Baldwin

  • Blake

Jonathan Pryce

  • James Lingk

Kevin Spacey

  • John Williamson

The hosts review:

  • Deuce’s type of movie.
  • Darrell likes it less and less each time he sees it.
  • How can you be this despicable all the time?
  • Tony thought there were a few places where they could have slowed down the dialogue.
  • Pacino, Spacey and Lemmon seemed to “belong” in that movie.
  • Pacino outperformed by Spacey and Lemmon?
  • Everyone outperformed by Lemmon.
  • Pacino impersonations… please no.
  • Dirty sales tactics for legitimate real estate sales.
  • After seeing the movie when it was new and seeing it again years later, some of the shine is gone.
  • North American grosses were less than its budget.
  • Geez, Tony, leave some trivia for the rest of us.
  • The power of chewing gum.
  • The Tonys would see it again; Darrell is probably done with it.
  • Kevin Spacey bio.

Trivial bits ‘n pieces:

  • “F&#k” and its derivatives are said 138 times.
  • “S@^t” and its derivatives are said 50 times.
  • “Lead” or “leads” are said 83 times.
  • During production, the actors referred to this film as “Death of a F&#kin’ Salesman.”
  • None of the major roles were auditioned; the actors were all offered their roles, although Jack Lemmon said he would have been glad to audition for such a good role.
  • Alec Baldwin based the tone and delivery of his famous monologue on George C. Scott’s “Wars are won…” speech from Patton.
  • This film has been used to train real salesmen on how to see and how not to sell.
  • There is only one female character in the entire film… Coat Check Girl.

Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Tony/Deuce

This episode was recorded: 1/9/2013



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