BSP Episode 255: Glengarry Glen Ross
Release date: 10/2/1992
New Line Cinema
- James Foley
- Jerry Tokofsky
- Stanley R. Zupnik
- David Mamet
Based on Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
- Ricky Roma
- Shelley Levene
- James Lingk
- 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.
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This episode was recorded: 1/9/2013