Alan Arkin (George Aaronow), Alec
Baldwin (Blake), Ed Harris (Blake Moss), Jack Lemmon (Shelley 'The Machine' Levine), Al Pacino (Ricky Roma), Jonathan Pryce (James Lingt), Kevin
Spacey (John Williamson)
James Foley's film is virtually a filmed version of a
play, armed with a brilliant, profanity-heavy script by David Mamet.
The story shows the events prior and after a break-in at a
real estate agency, where leads are thin and salesman are desperate to close sales, made even more challenging by an opening gambit in which smarmily charismatic sales executive Alec Baldwin
tells the group that the worst two salesmen of the firm will face the sack.
Although the one-set drama will probably work best on
stage, this film provides a great showcase for some fine performances, most notably Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino.