The best trailer mash I’ve seen in months — Glen and Garry and Glen and Ross. Four sad, desperate men with Tourette’s Syndrome — Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon — who receive a spirit-lifting Stand and Deliver wake-up from a gifted visitor, played by Alec Baldwin, who cuts right to the chase and doesn’t mince words. Such as: “Only one thing counts is this life…are you hearing me, you fucking faggots?”
No offense to the guys in the film or its director, James Foley, but I saw these actors perform Glengarry Glen Ross on the B’way stage in ’84, and nobody could have ever been better. Particularly Mantegna as Rick Roma — he owned that role the way Marlon Brando owned Stanley Kowalski and Humphrey Bogart owned Duke Mantee.
It’s hilarious to me, but you need to have seen the film and know the kind of guy Baldwin played in it or it won’t work. Hearty congrats to narrator David Bret Egen, co-creator, producer and editor Mike Dow, and co-creators Ari Eisner.