#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The real story behind the world of sales. This is a realistic portrayal of what it is to try making a life in high pressure sales with all its highs and lows; promises of fortunes and deliveries of dross. Red-leads and dead-leads are to blame for life’s outcomes. Living with “Objection, Rebuttal, Close”.
Plot: When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
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Good David Mamet written film, with the usual Mamet-style dialogue, that doesn’t have a real plot and not quite a character study either, yet still engrossing even with characters who are real estate scammers. Seen this several times over the years and still mesmerized by Jack Lemmon’s performance. Pacino was good but Lemmon deserved the nod over him. **4.0/5**
Incredibly realistic mood… It captures the environment of a sales team so well… The stress, the competition, the somewhat adversarial relationship between management and the front office…
The predatory, hunter-gatherer nature of it all
Such a great film…
The first time I saw this movie my jaw was hanging down and my mouth wide open from start to finish. I was gripped.
This movie has no sex, no violence, no car chases, no action – but absolutely the most powerful acting I have ever seen. Uncompromisingly realistic.
Having said that, I can understand why so many people do NOT like it – you have to like dramas, and especially one centered so much around desparation and conflict, and NOT around action. It is adapted from the stage play, and I appreciate the way in which it was shot, retaining so much of the raw appeal that can only be felt at the theatre, as opposed to the cinema.
This movie is a veritable who’s who of acting, with Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Jonathan Pryce – not to mention a then-relatively-unknwon Kevin Spacey.
If you can appreciate powerful acting, films based on dialogue with few scene changes, and can withstand an absolute barrage of foul language (which I must add is perfectly suited to this film), then this movie will blow you away.
An intense emotional experience
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It doesn’t take a movie connoisseur to see that this is a stage play filmed.
So what? The play is a work of genius–it won a Pulitzer Prize–and the cast is about as good as you can get. Jack Lemmon gives a performance that will tear your heart out…well, if you’re like any of the characters in the play, you have no heart! And Al Pacino gets to put the pedal to the metal and fire on all cylinders. He is great when he’s screaming, and he’s even better when he’s handing out buddy-buddy BS philosophy. Kevin Spacey as John Williamson, the boss of the boiler room crew, has the skin of a rhino and the heart of a baboon. Incidentally, the language is foul, fouler and foulest, and indeed, poor David Mamet, who wrote the play and adapted it for the screen, ran out of expletives. I mean how many ways can you suggest that someone perform impossible acts upon themselves? Yet, considering the moral fiber of the characters, the language seemed not inappropriate.
Indeed, Mamet is a master of dialogue and some of the set pieces are just marvels. The exchange between Dave Moss (Ed Harris) and George Aaronow (Alan Arkin) as Moss leads up to his plan to steal the precious ‘leads’ is like a ping pong match done as a pas de deux. And the harangue by Alec Baldwin as the brass…endowed motivational speaker was a crack up.
This is an extraordinarily intense film, so intense if you watch carefully you can see first Jack Lemmon and then Al Pacino so fired up and wildly expressive that spit comes out of their mouths along with the words. (I’ve done that.) In fact, all the actors feed off of one another. Being on the set must have been just an amazing experience with everyone trying to outdo everyone else. The timing alone is worth the ticket.
Note that no women grace the screen. I mean zero. This is a war flick with con artists in the trenches. Note also how carefully plotted the story is. Mamet thought it out and worked and reworked it so that everything fits. For example when ‘The Machine’ Levene makes his little slip revealing that he knew that the Roma contract had not been sent, we can immediately fill in the details realizing that Dave Moss had gotten to him with his cowardly scheme. And when Levene learns that his miraculous $82,000 sale is to crazies who have no money and just like to talk to salesmen, we see how perfectly ironic that is, and how tragic, like the life of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. We can also see, if we really want to look beyond the movie, that Jack Lemmon’s interpretation of Levene owes something to Willy Loman as does Mamet’s creation. I have seen Jack Lemmon in many things, beginning with Mr. Roberts (1955) through Some Like It Hot (1959) to Grumpy Old Men (1993) and he has been wonderful, one of the great stars of the silver screen, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen him more convincing than here. All the other actors in this film also have done larger pieces and had more demanding roles, but I’ll bet they seldom had more fun.
You don’t want to miss this movie. It is one of a kind. The cynicism is palpable and the desperation so humanly demeaning that it’s almost funny.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director James Foley
Writer David Mamet (based on the play by), David Mamet (screenplay by)
Actors Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company New Line Cinema, GGR, Zupnik Cinema Group II
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color)
Film Length 2,759 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)