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Old 12-11-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Favorite movie about Business

There have been some great movies made about business or sales during the past 50 years, but when it comes to nailing the best it's not Death of a Salesman that comes to my mind, but Glengarry Glen Ross.

I guess that I have seen this masterpiece about 20 times and each time that I view it I like it a little more. It may have one of the best cast ever assembled for a movie: Al Pachino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, & Kevin Spacey. The "F-word" is used over 100 times and the "S-word" is given equal treatment, so it's not a movie for the timid. In fact, the actors supposedly called the movie "Death of a f**king Salesman" when they were making it.

A few of my favorite lines from Baldwin's character:


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Blake: These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you would be throwing them away. They're for closers.
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Blake: Your name is "you're wanting", and you can't play the man's game, you can't close them, and then tell your wife your troubles. 'Cause only one thing counts in this world: get them to sign on the line which is dotted.
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Blake: A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing.
What's your favorite business related flick?
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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"The Godfather Trilogy" or on a similar theme, "Once Upon a Time in America," the long version.
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Damned if I cant remember the name. About the kid who works in a boiler room selling stocks. His old man is a judge. Really liked that movie. Having an old persons moment though.
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In your working life did you ever encounter anyone like the character Chad in this movie? I sure did. These guys are running corporate America today. This movie isn't perfect, but it's sure high on my list of favorites.
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Well silly me. It is called Boiler Room. I liked it.
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Trading Places...Jamie Lee post-enhancement and great lines like:

"Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That's the other guy's problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness. Super Bowl, World Series - they don't know what pressure is. In this building, it's either kill or be killed. You make no friends in the pits and you take no prisoners. One minute you're up half a million in soybeans and the next, boom, your kids don't go to college and they've repossessed your Bentley. Are you with me?" - Louis Winthorpe III
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My favorite is "wall street".
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Working girl.

Cast included Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack.

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Working girl.

Cast included Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack.

Cyn: Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will.
No, it makes her Tom Cruise in Risky Business
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Glengarry Glen Ross, A Classic !
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

A fair tale and, with the exception of a happy ending, just like the business world.
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Pretty Woman.

Edward: "Um.... she's in sales."

Vivian: "These people are your friends? No wonder you came looking for me."
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Office Space... Have you, have you seen my stapler? Mai Tai with NO Salt on the rim. I said NO SALT!
Good old Milton.

Office Space is my favorite "working" movie. It captures the true essense of cubicle life.

Favorite business movie is Wall Street.
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

A fair tale and, with the exception of a happy ending, just like the business world.
They have glass coffins at your workplace? Oh, never mind. The whole place is a glass coffin.
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