Glengarry Glen Ross
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Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action — where closing a sale can mean a brand new cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.
Levene: Ricky . . . Baylen: “Ricky” can’t help you, pal. Levene: . . . I only want to . . . Baylen: Yeah. What do you want? You want to what? (He pushes Levene into the room, closes the door behind him. Pause.) Roma: Williamson: listen to me: when the leads come in . . . listen to me: when the leads come in I want my top two off the list. For me. My usual two. Anything you give Levene . . . Williamson: . . . I wouldn’t worry about it. Roma: Well I’m going to worry about it, and so are you,
. . . Moss: All of ‘em. They, hey: it happens to us all. Aaronow: Where am I going to work? Moss: You have to cheer up, George, you aren’t out yet. Aaronow: I’m not? Moss: You missed a fucking sale. Big deal. A deadbeat Polack. Big deal. How you going to sell ‘em in the first place . . . ? Your mistake, you shoun’a took the lead. Aaronow: I had to. Moss: You had to, yeah. Why? Aaronow: To get on the . . . Moss: To get on the board. Yeah. How you goan’a get on the board sell’n a Polack?
draws us? (Pause.) We’re all different. (Pause.) We’re not the same. (Pause.) We are not the same. (Pause.) Hmmm. (Pause. Sighs.) It’s been a long day. (Pause.) What are you drinking? Lingk: Gimlet. Roma: Well, let’s have a couple more. My name is Richard Roma, what’s yours? Lingk: Lingk. James Lingk. Roma: James. I’m glad to meet you. (They shake hands.) I’m glad to meet you, James. (Pause.) I want to show you something. (Pause.) It might mean nothing to you . . . and it might not. I don’t
time. Aaronow: Yes. (Long pause.) I’m no fucking good. Roma: That’s . . . Aaronow: Everything I . . . you know . . . Roma: That’s not . . . Fuck that shit, George. You’re a, hey, you had a bad month. You’re a good man, George. Aaronow: I am? Roma: You hit a bad streak. We’ve all . . . look at this: fifteen units Mountain View, the fucking things get stole. Aaronow: He said he filed . . . Roma: He filed half of them, he filed the big one. All the little ones, I have, I have to go back and
comes out of the office with leads. Roma takes one, reads it. Roma: Patel? Ravidam Patel? How am I going to make a living on these deadbeat wogs? Where did you get this, from the morgue? Williamson: If you don’t want it, give it back. Roma: I don’t “want” it, if you catch my drift. Williamson: I’m giving you three leads. You . . . Roma: What’s the fucking point in any case . . . ? What’s the point. I got to argue with you, I got to knock heads with the cops, I’m busting my balls, sell you