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YMMV: Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Alternate Character Interpretation / Fridge Brilliance: Blake is a phony, which would explain why he refuses to tell his name to the salesmen when he berates them with his speech, instead identifying himself by his car, his watch and how much money he supposedly makes as a salesman. He's an actor/motivational speaker hired by Mitch & Murray who can't allow to be researched by the salesmen and discovered.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The constant berating is nothing if not unique, which makes some of the insults stinging and hilarious, such as Roma's disdain for an Indian client, stating that he was so stubborn, not even the Indian gods could get him to sign a deal.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome:
  • Ho Yay: Roma's seduction of a customer isn't subtle.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Shelly "The Machine" Levene. In spite of the way we can see how sleazy he is by his sales tactics, he's such a sad-sack with a sob-story that we can't help but feel sorry for him.
    • Roma and Moss probably also count since the former gets screwed out of a $6,000 deal thanks to Williamson and the latter gets implicated in the robbery by Levene.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Ricky Roma, who artfully manipulates a potential customer while riding his hot streak.
  • Memetic Mutation: Blake's scene, due to this Cracked article. How effective the scene is at illustrating the article's point is up to the reader.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Not only is the film loved by the very Salesmen it sets out to destroy, but Blake's scene (which is intended as characterizing pretty much everything wrong with corporate America) is used as a motivational tool in workplaces. Of particular note is a Cracked.com article (see Memetic Mutation above) where the author pretty much uses the scene to describe how one might become a "better person", when David Mamet has openly said he intended that scene to show what was wrong with rampant capitalism and cutthroat sales tactics.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Blake's scene in which he completely berates the office staff for their failure to perform. Especially notable as it's original to the film adaptation.

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