Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Glengarry Glen Ross
Director: James Foley
Cast: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Pryce, Alan Arkin, Bruce Altman, Jude Ciccolella

A group of real estate salesmen face the crunch. The top two sellers win a prize and the others face the sack. This superb drama is not terribly cinematic, but it is an excellent showcase for its wonderful cast, who get to recite David Mamet's razor sharp dialogue. Mamet adapted his own 1984 stage play and he added Alec Baldwin's iconic and brutal motivational speech to the film version.