"Glengarry Glen Ross" is a dramatic retelling of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning stage play written by David Mamet. The film has an all-star cast of acting heavyweights. The stars of the film are Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin. The film is set in Chicago and depicts 48 hours in the lives of four real estate salesman and their office manager. The job is a stressful one for the central characters and the sales have been dropping off. The company's owners, Mitch and Murray, send a representative, Blake, from corporate to give the group some motivation. The speech delivered by Blake, played famously by Baldwin, threatens the salesmen with their jobs if they don't turn things around. Blake shows the group a set of sales leads that they had acquired but won't let the salesman have them unless they win a sales contest.
The group of workers is disgruntled. Jack Lemmon plays Shelley "The Machine" Levine who was a legend in the business but has dropped off and lost his confidence. He has a sick child at home and can't seem to close a sale. Dave Moss and George Aaronow are two other salesmen whose jobs are at risk. Moss and Aaronow discuss possibly taking a drastic step. The only one who doesn't seem to be worried is top salesman, Ricky Roma. Roma, who is played by Al Pacino, blows off the meeting in order to close a sale.
The next morning, everyone arrives to find the office ransacked and the leads missing. Two police detectives join with the office manager, John Williamson to interrogate each of the salesmen about the robbery. Shelley arrives with the exciting story of a big sale that he made the night before.
Things get very emotional during the questioning process and the ending is a tremendous surprise. The film is very dialogue based and really stuck to the storyline of the play.