A star studded male ensemble (Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin and Ed Harris) comes together for the screen adaptation of David Mamet's stageplay - a bleak, black comedy-drama about the desperation of the working man's nine to five life.
Revolving around the staff of a drying up real estate office, new incentives are introduced to boost the salesmen's performance. The agent with the most sales is awarded a Cadillac, the second place agent gets a set of steak knives while third place gets fired. Most in danger is veteran Shelley Levene (Lemmon), with no sales to his name and a daughter with cancer. The pressure to succeed will push all the men to breaking point…
The word ‘f**k' and its derivatives are uttered 138 times within the 96 minute running time.
Best Actor (Golden Ciak and Volpi Cup) for Jack Lemmon, at Venice Film Festival 1992.
1992Rating: M, contains offensive language96 minsUSA
Above and beyond the no-flab structure, alpha male willy-waving and breathless dialogue, lies one simple truth... Any film in which Al Pacino calls Kevin Spacey a “stupid fucking c*nt” surely deserves a chunk of your hard-earned.