History Theatre / GlengarryGlenRoss

3rd Feb '18 12:02:38 PM infernape612
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Roma is about to convince Lingk not to call the state's attorney so he can renege on the deal. [[spoiler:Then Williamson claims that his check has already been cashed.]]
-->'''Roma:''' You stupid fucking cunt!
3rd Feb '18 11:57:35 AM infernape612
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Williamson to [[spoiler:Levene when he unwittingly lets slip that he knows something he could only have known if he had been the one to break into the office]].
-->'''Williamson:''' [[spoiler:How did you know I made it up?]]



** [[spoiler: Shelley Levine is treated to a painful one after getting carried away with his ReasonYouSuckSpeech directed at Williamson. When the latter keenly catches an incriminating piece of information, the former is reduced from a SmugSnake to a blubbering, pathetic mess.]]

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** [[spoiler: Shelley Levine is treated to a painful one after getting carried away with his ReasonYouSuckSpeech TheReasonYouSuckSpeech directed at Williamson. When the latter keenly catches an incriminating piece of information, the former is reduced from a SmugSnake to a blubbering, pathetic mess.]]
25th Jan '18 12:29:19 AM randomguy399
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* IHaveAFamily: Shelly begs Williamson not to rat him out and mentions his daughter, but it doesn't help.

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* IHaveAFamily: Shelly [[spoiler:Shelly begs Williamson not to rat him out and mentions his daughter, but it doesn't help.]]
18th Jan '18 6:42:55 PM FictionFan101
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* BaitTheDog: Moss invites Aaronow out with him in what appears to be a PetTheDog moment. At first it looks like an attempt to lift the struggling Aaronow's spirits, until it is slowly revealed to be a premeditated manipulation to get him to steal the new leads so that Moss can sell them to a competitor. As their conversation goes on, Moss eventually resorts to blackmail to coerce Aaronow into becoming an accomplice. [[spoiler:It doesn't work and Moss has to settle for Shelley instead.]]

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* BaitTheDog: Moss invites Aaronow out with him in what appears to be a PetTheDog moment. At first it looks like an attempt to lift the struggling Aaronow's spirits, until but it is slowly revealed to be later becomes clear that it's actually a premeditated manipulation attempt to get manipulate him to to steal the new leads so that Moss can sell them to a competitor. As their conversation goes on, Moss eventually resorts to blackmail to coerce Aaronow into becoming an accomplice. [[spoiler:It doesn't work and Moss has to settle for Shelley instead.]]



* ThrowTheDogABone: Subverted with Shelley. The poor guy spends the first half of the story as the office ButtMonkey before he's finally able to close a good sale that lets him regain his much needed confidence. [[spoiler:Later, however, not only does he accidentally incriminate himself in a robbery, but he also discovers that said sale was worthless.]] Happens twice in the original stage production. [[spoiler:In both versions, Roma comforts Shelley by praising him for his skill and earlier success and proposes that they form a partnership. In the film this is a genuine PetTheDog moment on Roma's part, but in the play it's revealed that Roma - who is unaware of the latter's fate - is playing Shelley because he wants in on the good leads he assumes he'll be getting.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Subverted with Shelley. The poor guy spends the first half of the story as the office ButtMonkey before he's finally able to close a good sale that lets him regain his much needed confidence. [[spoiler:Later, however, not only does he accidentally incriminate himself in a robbery, but he also discovers that said sale was worthless.]] ]]
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Happens twice in the original stage production. [[spoiler:In both versions, Roma comforts Shelley by praising him for his skill and earlier success and proposes that they form a partnership. In the film this is a genuine PetTheDog moment on Roma's part, but in the play it's revealed that Roma - who is unaware of the latter's fate - is playing Shelley because he wants in on the good leads he assumes he'll be getting.]]
18th Jan '18 6:38:03 PM FictionFan101
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** Aaronow gets a minor one after being questioned by the detective, raging about how disrespectfully the latter was treating him. It could be considered a simple breakdown minus the "villainous" part given how Aaronow [[TokenGoodTeammate stands out as the least amoral of the salesmen.]]
** Moss spends most of his time building up to one. All the insecurity and desperation he has been expressing come to a head during his RageQuit. Moss takes the time to unleash a brutal tirade against the office, his coworkers (particularly Roma), the police, and the nature of sales in general before storming out in a huff.

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** Aaronow gets a minor one after being questioned by the detective, raging about how disrespectfully the latter was treating him. It could be considered a simple breakdown minus the "villainous" part given how Aaronow [[TokenGoodTeammate stands out as being more scrupulous than the least amoral of the other salesmen.]]
** Moss spends most of his time building up to one. All During his RageQuit, all of the insecurity and desperation he has been expressing come boils to a head during his RageQuit. Moss takes point where he storms out of the time to unleash office in a huff, but not before unleashing a brutal tirade against the office, his coworkers (particularly Roma), the police, and the nature of sales in general before storming out in a huff.general.
29th Dec '17 4:05:41 PM kyeo
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29th Dec '17 4:05:25 PM kyeo
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* TruthInTelevision: Moss and Roma's rants about trying to sell to Indians. Ask any salesman and they'll tell you that selling to an Indian really ''is'' that difficult.
8th Dec '17 6:46:04 PM Michael_McManus
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* TruthInTelevision: Moss and Roma's rants about trying to sell to Indians. Ask any salesman and they'll tell you that selling to an Indian really ''is'' that difficult.
6th Oct '17 8:37:02 AM TFSyndicate
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "PUT! that COFFEE! DOWN!"
19th Sep '17 7:09:51 AM FictionFan101
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** Aaronow gets a minor one after being questioned by the detective, raging about how disrespectfully the latter was treating him. Could be considered a simple breakdown minus the "villainous" part given both the circumstances and the fact that Aaronow [[TokenGoodTeammate stands out as the least unscrupulous of the salesmen.]]
** All the insecurity and desperation Moss has been building up come to a head during his RageQuit. Moss takes the time to unleash a brutal tirade against the office, his coworkers (particularly Roma), the police, and the general nature of sales before finally storming out in a huff.

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** Aaronow gets a minor one after being questioned by the detective, raging about how disrespectfully the latter was treating him. Could It could be considered a simple breakdown minus the "villainous" part given both the circumstances and the fact that how Aaronow [[TokenGoodTeammate stands out as the least unscrupulous amoral of the salesmen.]]
** Moss spends most of his time building up to one. All the insecurity and desperation Moss he has been building up expressing come to a head during his RageQuit. Moss takes the time to unleash a brutal tirade against the office, his coworkers (particularly Roma), the police, and the general nature of sales in general before finally storming out in a huff. huff.
** Roma vents his frustration on Williamson after the latter [[spoiler: botches the former's big sale]].
** [[spoiler: Shelley Levine is treated to a painful one after getting carried away with his ReasonYouSuckSpeech directed at Williamson. When the latter keenly catches an incriminating piece of information, the former is reduced from a SmugSnake to a blubbering, pathetic mess.]]
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