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.
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.