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Glengarry Glen Ross
                     GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

                             by

                         David Mamet




SCENE ONE

A booth at a Chinese restaurant, Williamson and Levene are
seated at the booth.

                         LEVENE
            John...John...John.  Okay.  John.
            John.  Look:
                   (pause)
            The Glengarry Highland's leads,
            you're sending Roma out.  Fine.
            He's a good man.  We know what he
            is.  He's fine.  All I'm saying,
            you look at the board, he's
            throwing...wait, wait, wait, he's
            throwing them away, he's throwing
            the leads away.  All that I'm
            saying, that you're wasting leads.
            I don't want to tell you your job.
            All that I'm saying, things get
            set, I know they do, you get a
            certain mindset... A guy gets a
            reputation.  We know how this...all
            I'm saying, put a closer on the job.
            There's more than one man for the...
            Put a...wait a second, put a proven
            man out...and you watch, now wait a
            second--and you watch your dollar
            volumes...You start closing them
            for fifty 'stead of twenty-
            five...you put a closer on the...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Shelly, you blew the last...

                         LEVENE
            No.  John.  No.  Let's wait, let's
            back up here, I did...will you
            please?  Wait a second.  Please.  I
            didn't "blow" them.  No.  I didn't
            "blow" them.  No.  One kicked out,
            one I closed...

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...you didn't close...

                         LEVENE
            ...I, if you'd listen to me.
            Please.  I closed the cocksucker.
            His ex, John, his ex, I didn't know
            he was married...he, the judge
            invalidated the...

                                                            2.


                         WILLIAMSON
            Shelly...

                         LEVENE
            ...and what is that, John?  What?
            Bad luck.  That's all it is.  I
            pray in your life you will never
            find it runs in streaks.  That's
            what it does, that's all it's doing.
            Streaks.  I pray it misses you.
            That's all I want to say.

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (pause)
            What about the other two?

                         LEVENE
            What two?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Four.  You had four leads.  One
            kicked out, one the judge, you say...

                         LEVENE
            ...you want to see the court
            records?  John?  Eh?  You want to
            go down...

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...no...

                         LEVENE
            ...do you want to go downtown...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...no...

                         LEVENE
            ...then...

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...I only...

                         LEVENE
            ...then what is this "you say"
            shit, what is that?
                   (pause)
            What is that...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            All that I'm saying...

                                                            3.


                         LEVENE
            What is this "you say"?  A deal
            kicks out...I got to eat.  Shit,
            Williamson, shit.  You...Moss...
            Roma...look at the sheets...look at
            the sheets.  Nineteen eighty,
            eighty-one...eighty-two...six
            months of eighty-two...who's there?
            Who's up there?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Roma.

                         LEVENE
            Under him?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Moss.

                         LEVENE
            Bullshit.  John.  Bullshit.  April,
            September 1981.  It's me.  It isn't
            fucking Moss.  Due respect, he's an
            order taker, John.  He talks, he
            talks a good game, look at the
            board, and it's me, John, it's me...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Not lately it isn't.

                         LEVENE
            Lately kiss my ass lately.  That
            isn't how you build an org...talk,
            talk to Murray.  Talk to Mitch.
            When we were on Peterson, who paid
            for his fucking car?  You talk to
            him.  The Seville...?  He came in,
            "You bought that for me Shelly."
            Out of what?  Cold calling.  Nothing.
            Sixty-five, when we were there,
            with Glen Ross Farms?  You call 'em
            downtown.  What was that?  Luck?
            That was "luck"?  Bullshit, John.
            You're burning my ass, I can't get
            a fucking lead...you think that was
            luck.  My stats for those years?
            Bullshit...over that period of
            time...?  Bullshit.  It wasn't luck.
            It was skill.  You want to throw
            that away, John...?  You want to
            throw that away?

                         WILLIAMSON
            It isn't me...

                                                            4.


                         LEVENE
            ...it isn't you...?  Who is it?
            Who is this I'm talking to?  I need
            the leads...

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...after the thirtieth...

                         LEVENE
            Bullshit the thirtieth, I don't get
            on the board the thirtieth, they're
            going to can my ass.  I need the
            leads.  I need them now.  Or I'm
            gone, and you're going to miss me,
            John, I swear to you.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Murray...

                         LEVENE
            ...you talk to Murray...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I have.  And my job is to marshal
            those leads...

                         LEVENE
            Marshal the leads...marshal the
            leads?  What the fuck, what bus did
            you get off of, we're here to
            fucking sell.  Fuck marshaling the
            leads.  What the fuck talk is that?
            What the fuck talk is that?  Where
            did you learn that?  In school?
                   (pause)
            That's "talk," my friend, that's
            "talk." Our job is to sell.  I'm
            the man to sell.  I'm getting
            garbage.
                   (pause)
            You're giving it to me, and what
            I'm saying is it's fucked.

                         WILLIAMSON
            You're saying that I'm fucked.

                         LEVENE
            Yes.
                   (pause)
            I am.  I'm sorry to antagonize you.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Let me...

                                                            5.


                         LEVENE
            ...and I'm going to get bounced and
            you're...

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...let me...are you listening to
            me...?

                         LEVENE
            Yes.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Let me tell you something, Shelly.
            I do what I'm hired to do.
            I'm...wait a second.  I'm hired to
            watch the leads.  I'm given...hold
            on, I'm given a policy.  My job is
            to do that.  What I'm told.  That's
            it.  You, wait a second, anybody
            falls below a certain mark I'm not
            permitted to give them the premium
            leads.

                         LEVENE
            Then how do they come up above that
            mark?  With dreck...?  That's
            nonsense.  Explain this to me.
            'Cause it's a waste, and it's a
            stupid waste.  I want to tell you
            something...

                         WILLIAMSON
            You know what those leads cost?

                         LEVENE
            The premium leads.  Yes.  I know
            what they cost.  John.  Because I,
            I generated the dollar revenue
            sufficient to buy them.  Nineteen
            senny-nine, you know what I made?
            Senny-nine?  Ninety-six thousand
            dollars.  John?  For Murray... For
            Mitch...look at the sheets...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Murray said...

                         LEVENE
            Fuck him.  Fuck Murray.  John?  You
            know?  You tell him I said so.
            What does he fucking know?  He's
            going to have a "sales"
            contest...you know what our sales
            contest used to be?
                         (MORE)

                                                            6.


                         LEVENE (CONT'D)
            Money.  A fortune.  Money lying on
            the ground.  Murray?  When was the
            last time he went out on a sit?
            Sales contest?  It's laughable.
            It's cold out there now, John.
            It's tight.  Money is tight.  This
            ain't sixty-five.  It ain't.  It
            just ain't.  See?  See?  Now, I'm a
            good man--but I need a...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Murray said...

                         LEVENE
            John.  John...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Will you please wait a second.
            Shelly.  Please.  Murray told me:
            the hot leads...

                         LEVENE
            ...ah, fuck this...

                         WILLIAMSON
            The...Shelly?
                   (pause)
            The hot leads are assigned according
            to the board.  During the contest.
            Period.  Anyone who beats fifty
            per...

                         LEVENE
            That's fucked.  That's fucked.  You
            don't look at the fucking percentage.
            You look at the gross.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Either way.  You're out.

                         LEVENE
            I'm out.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Yes.

                         LEVENE
            I'll tell you why I'm out.  I'm
            out, you're giving me toilet paper.
            John.
                         (MORE)

                                                            7.


                         LEVENE (CONT'D)
            I've seen those leads.  I saw them
            when I was at Homestead, we pitched
            those cocksuckers Rio Rancho
            nineteen sixty-nine they wouldn't
            buy.  They couldn't buy a fucking
            toaster.  They're broke, John.
            They're cold.  They're deadbeats,
            you can't judge on that.  Even so.
            Even so.  Alright.  Fine.  Fine.
            Even so.  I go in, FOUR FUCKING
            LEADS they got their money in a
            sock.  They're fucking Polacks,
            John.  Four leads.  I close two.
            Two.  Fifty per...

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...they kicked out.

                         LEVENE
            They all kick out.  You run in
            streaks, pal.  Streaks.  I'm...
            I'm...don't look at the board, look
            at me.  Shelly Levene.  Anyone.
            Ask them on Western.  Ask Getz at
            Homestead.  Go ask Jerry Graff.
            You know who I am...I NEED A SHOT.
            I got to get on the fucking board.
            Ask them.  Ask them.  Ask them who
            ever picked up a check I was flush.
            Moss, Jerry Graff, Mitch
            himself...Those guys lived on the
            business I brought in.  They lived
            on it...and so did Murray, John.
            You were here you'd of benefited
            from it too.  And now I'm saying
            this.  Do I want charity?  Do I
            want pity?  I want sits.  I want
            leads that don't come right out of
            a phone book.  Give me a lead
            hotter than that, I'll go in and
            close it.  Give me a chance.
            That's all I want.  I'm going to
            get up on that fucking board and
            all I want is a chance.  It's a
            streak and I'm going to turn it
            around.
                   (pause)
            I need your help.

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I can't do it, Shelly.

                                                            8.


Pause.

                         LEVENE
            Why?

                         WILLIAMSON
            The leads are assigned randomly...

                         LEVENE
            Bullshit, bullshit, you assign
            them... What are you telling me?

                         WILLIAMSON
            ...apart from the top men on the
            contest board.

                         LEVENE
            Then put me on the board.

                         WILLIAMSON
            You start closing again, you'll be
            on the board.

                         LEVENE
            I can't close these leads, John.
            No one can.  It's a joke.  John,
            look, just give me a hot lead.
            Just give me two of the premium
            leads.  As a "test," alright?  As a
            "test" and I promise you...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I can't do it, Shel.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            I'll give you ten percent.

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Of what?

                         LEVENE
            And what if you don't close.

                         LEVENE
            I will close.

                         WILLIAMSON
            What if you don't close...?

                                                            9.


                         LEVENE
            I will close.

                         WILLIAMSON
            What if you don't?  Then I'm fucked.
            You see...?  Then it's my job.
            That's what I'm telling you.

                         LEVENE
            I will close.  John, John, ten
            percent.  I can get hot.  You know
            that...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Not lately you can't...

                         LEVENE
            Fuck that.  That's defeatist.  Fuck
            that.  Fuck it...Get on my side.
            Go with me.  Let's do something.
            You want to run this office, run it.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Twenty percent.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            Alright.

                         WILLIAMSON
            And fifty bucks a lead.

                         LEVENE
            John.
                   (pause)
            Listen.  I want to talk to you.
            Permit me to do this a second.  I'm
            older than you.  A man acquires a
            reputation.  On the street.  What
            he does when he's up, what he does
            otherwise...I said "ten," you said
            "no." You said "twenty." I said
            "fine," I'm not going to fuck with
            you, how can I beat that, you tell
            me?...Okay.  Okay.  We'll...Okay.
            Fine.  We'll...Alright, twenty
            percent, and fifty bucks a lead.
            That's fine.  For now.  That's fine.
            A month or two we'll talk.  A month
            from now.  Next month.  After the
            thirtieth.
                   (pause)
            We'll talk.

                                                           10.


                         WILLIAMSON
            What are we going to say?

                         LEVENE
            No.  You're right.  That's for
            later.  We'll talk in a month.
            What have you got?  I want two sits.
            Tonight.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I'm not sure I have two.

                         LEVENE
            I saw the board.  You've got four...

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (snaps)
            I've got Roma.  Then I've got Moss...

                         LEVENE
            Bullshit.  They ain't been in the
            office yet.  Give 'em some stiff.
            We have a deal or not?  Eh?  Two
            sits.  The Des Plaines.  Both of
            'em, six and ten, you can do
            it...six and ten...eight and
            eleven, I don't give a shit, you
            set 'em up?  Alright?  The two sits
            in Des Plaines.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Alright.

                         LEVENE
            Good.  Now we're talking.

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            A hundred bucks.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            Now?
                   (pause)
            Now?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Now.
                   (pause)
            Yes...When?

                                                           11.


                         LEVENE
            Ah, shit, John.

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I wish I could.

                         LEVENE
            You fucking asshole.
                   (pause)
            I haven't got it.
                   (pause)
            I haven't got it, John.
                   (pause)
            I'll pay you tomorrow.
                   (pause)
            I'm coming in here with the sales,
            I'll pay you tomorrow.
                   (pause)
            I haven't got it, when I pay, the
            gas...I get back the hotel, I'll
            bring it in tomorrow.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Can't do it.

                         LEVENE
            I'll give you thirty on them now,
            I'll bring the rest tomorrow.  I've
            got it at the hotel.
                   (pause)
            John?
                   (pause)
            We do that, for chrissake?

                         WILLIAMSON
            No.

                         LEVENE
            I'm asking you.  As a favor to me?
                   (pause)
            John.
                   (long pause)
            John: my daughter...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I can't do it, Shelly...

                                                           12.


                         LEVENE
            Well, I want to tell you something,
            fella, wasn't long I could pick up
            the phone, call Murray and I'd have
            your job.  You know that?  Not too
            long ago.  For what?  For nothing.
            "Mur, this new kid burns my ass."
            "Shelly, he's out." You're gone
            before I'm back from lunch.  I
            bought him a trip to Bermuda once...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I have to go...
                   (gets up)


                         LEVENE
            Wait.  Alright.  Fine.
                   (starts going in
                   pocket for money)
            The one.  Give me the lead.  Give
            me the one lead.  The best one you
            have.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I can't split them.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            Why?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Because I say so.

                         LEVENE
                   (pause)
            Is that it?  Is that it?  You want
            to do business that way...?

Williamson gets up, leaves money on the table.

                         LEVENE
            You want to do business that way...?
            Alright.  Alright.  Alright.
            Alright.  What is there on the
            other list...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            You want something off the B list?

                         LEVENE
            Yeah.  Yeah.

                                                           13.


                         WILLIAMSON
            Is that what you're saying?

                         LEVENE
            That's what I'm saying.  Yeah.
                   (pause)
            I'd like something off the other
            list.  Which, very least, that I'm
            entitled to.  If I'm still working
            here, which for the moment I guess
            that I am.
                   (pause)
            What?  I'm sorry I spoke harshly to
            you.

                         WILLIAMSON
            That's alright.

                         LEVENE
            The deal still stands, our other
            thing.

Williamson shrugs.  Starts out of the booth.

                         LEVENE
            Good.  Mmm.  I, you know, I left my
            wallet back at the hotel.

SCENE TWO

A booth at the restaurant.  Moss and Aaronow seated.  After
the meal.

                         MOSS
            Polacks and deadbeats.

                         AARONOW
            ...Polacks...

                         MOSS
            Deadbeats all.

                         AARONOW
            ...they hold on to their money...

                         MOSS
            All of 'em.  They, hey: it happens
            to us all.

                         AARONOW
            Where am I going to work?

                                                           14.


                         MOSS
            You have to cheer up, George, you
            aren't out yet.

                         AARONOW
            I'm not?

                         MOSS
            You missed a fucking sale.  Big
            deal.  A deadbeat Polack.  Big deal.
            How you going to sell 'em in the
            first place...?  Your mistake, you
            shoun'a took the lead.

                         AARONOW
            I had to.

                         MOSS
            You had to, yeah.  Why?

                         AARONOW
            To get on the...

                         MOSS
            To get on the board.  Yeah.  How
            you goan'a get on the board sell'n
            a Polack?  And I'll tell you, I'll
            tell you what else.  You listening?
            I'll tell you what else: don't ever
            try to sell an Indian.

                         AARONOW
            I'd never try to sell an Indian.

                         MOSS
            You get those names come up, you
            ever get 'em, "Patel?"

                         AARONOW
            Mmm...

                         MOSS
            You ever get 'em?

                         AARONOW
            Well, I think I had one once.

                         MOSS
            You did?

                         AARONOW
            I...I don't know.

                                                           15.


                         MOSS
            You had one you'd know it.  Patel.
            They keep coming up.  I don't know.
            They like to talk to salesmen.
                   (pause)
            They're lonely, something.
                   (pause)
            They like to feel superior, I don't
            know.  Never bought a fucking thing.
            You're sitting down "The Rio Rancho
            this, the blah blah blah," "The
            Mountain View--" "Oh yes.  My
            brother told me that..." They got a
            grapevine.  Fuckin' Indians, George.
            Not my cup of tea.  Speaking of
            which I want to tell you something:
                   (pause)
            I never got a cup of tea with them.
            You see them in the restaurants.  A
            supercilious race.  What is this
            look on their face all the time?  I
            don't know.
                   (pause)
            I don't know.  Their broads all
            look like they just got fucked with
            a dead cat, I don't know.
                   (pause)
            I don't know.  I don't like it.
            Christ...

                         AARONOW
            What?

                         MOSS
            The whole fuckin' thing...The
            pressure's just too great.  You're
            ab...you're absolu...they're too
            important.  All of them.  You go in
            the door.  I..."I got to close this
            fucker, or I don't eat lunch," "or
            I don't win the Cadillac..." We
            fuckin' work too hard.  You work
            too hard.  We all, I remember when
            we were at Platt...huh?  Glen Ross
            Farms... didn't we sell a bunch of
            that..."

                         AARONOW
            They came in and they, you know...

                         MOSS
            Well, they fucked it up.

                                                           16.


                         AARONOW
            They did.

                         MOSS
            They killed the goose.

                         AARONOW
            They did.

                         MOSS
            And now...

                         AARONOW
            We're stuck with this...

                         MOSS
            We're stuck with this fucking shit...

                         AARONOW
            ...this shit...

                         MOSS
            It's too...

                         AARONOW
            It is.

                         MOSS
            Eh?

                         AARONOW
            It's too...

                         MOSS
            You get a bad month, all of a...

                         AARONOW
            You're on this...

                         MOSS
            All of, they got you on this
            "board..."

                         AARONOW
            I, I...I...

                         MOSS
            Some contest board...

                         AARONOW
            I...

                         MOSS
            It's not right.

                                                           17.


                         AARONOW
            It's not.

                         MOSS
            No.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            And it's not right to the customers.

                         MOSS
            I know it's not.  I'll tell you,
            you got, you know, you got...what
            did I learn as a kid on Western?
            Don't sell a guy one car.  Sell him
            five cars over fifteen years.

                         AARONOW
            That's right?

                         MOSS
            Eh...?

                         AARONOW
            That's right?

                         MOSS
            Goddamn right, that's right.  Guys
            come on: "Oh, the blah blah blah, I
            know what I'll do: I'll go in and
            rob everyone blind and go to
            Argentina cause nobody ever thought
            of this before."

                         AARONOW
            ...that's right...

                         MOSS
            Eh?

                         AARONOW
            No.  That's absolutely right.

                         MOSS
            And so they kill the goose.  I, I,
            I'll...and a fuckin' man, worked
            all his life has got to...

                         AARONOW
            ...that's right...

                         MOSS
            ...cower in his boots...

                                                           18.


                         AARONOW
                   (simultaneously with "boots")
            Shoes, boots, yes...

                         MOSS
            For some fuckin' "Sell ten thousand
            and you win the steak knives..."

                         AARONOW
            For some sales pro...

                         MOSS
            ...sales promotion, "You lose, then
            we fire your..." No.  It's
            medieval... it's wrong. "Or we're
            going to fire your ass." It's wrong.

                         AARONOW
            Yes.

                         MOSS
            Yes, it is.  And you know who's
            responsible?

                         AARONOW
            Who?

                         MOSS
            You know who it is.  It's Mitch.
            And Murray.  'Cause it doesn't have
            to be this way.

                         AARONOW
            No.

                         MOSS
            Look at Jerry Graff.  He's clean,
            he's doing business for himself,
            he's got his, that list of his with
            the nurses...see?  You see?  That's
            thinking.  Why take ten percent?  A
            ten percent comm...why are we
            giving the rest away?  What are we
            giving ninety per...for nothing.
            For some jerk sit in the office
            tell you "Get out there and close."
            "Go win the Cadillac." Graff.  He
            goes out and buys.  He pays top
            dollar for the... you see?

                         AARONOW
            Yes.

                                                           19.


                         MOSS
            That's thinking.  Now, he's got the
            leads, he goes in business for
            himself.  He's...that's what I...
            that's thinking! "Who?  Who's got a
            steady job, a couple bucks nobody's
            touched, who?"

                         AARONOW
            Nurses.

                         MOSS
            So Graff buys a fucking list of
            nurses, one grand--if he paid two
            I'll eat my hat--four, five thousand
            nurses, and he's going wild...

                         AARONOW
            He is?

                         MOSS
            He's doing very well.

                         AARONOW
            I heard that they were running cold.

                         MOSS
            The nurses?

                         AARONOW
            Yes.

                         MOSS
            You hear a lot of things...He's
            doing very well.  He's doing very
            well.

                         AARONOW
            With River Oaks?

                         MOSS
            River Oaks, Brook Farms.  All of
            that shit.  Somebody told me, you
            know what he's clearing himself?
            Fourteen, fifteen grand a week.

                         AARONOW
            Himself?

                                                           20.


                         MOSS
            That's what I'm saying.  Why?  The
            leads.  He's got the good leads...
            what are we, we're sitting in the
            shit here.  Why?  We have to go to
            them to get them.  Huh.  Ninety
            percent our sale, we're paying to
            the office for the leads.

                         AARONOW
            The leads, the overhead, the
            telephones, there's lots of things.

                         MOSS
            What do you need? A telephone, some
            broad to say "Good morning,"
            nothing...nothing...

                         AARONOW
            No, it's not that simple, Dave...

                         MOSS
            Yes.  It is.  It is simple, and you
            know what the hard part is?

                         AARONOW
            What?

                         MOSS
            Starting up.

                         AARONOW
            What hard part?

                         MOSS
            Of doing the thing.  The dif...the
            difference.  Between me and Jerry
            Graff.  Going to business for
            yourself.  The hard part is...you
            know what it is?

                         AARONOW
            What?

                         MOSS
            Just the act.

                         AARONOW
            What act?

                                                           21.


                         MOSS
            To say "I'm going on my own."
            'Cause what you do, George, let me
            tell you what you do: you find
            yourself in thrall to someone else.
            And we enslave ourselves.  To
            please.  To win some fucking
            toaster...to...to... and the guy
            who got there first made up those...

                         AARONOW
            That's right...

                         MOSS
            He made up those rules, and we're
            working for him.

                         AARONOW
            That's the truth...

                         MOSS
            That's the God's truth.  And it
            gets me depressed.  I swear that it
            does.  At MY AGE.  To see a goddamn:
            "Somebody wins the Cadillac this
            month.  P.S. Two guys get fucked."

                         AARONOW
            Huh.

                         MOSS
            You don't ax your sales force.

                         AARONOW
            No.

                         MOSS
            You...

                         AARONOW
            You...

                         MOSS
            You build it!

                         AARONOW
            That's what I...

                         MOSS
            You fucking build it!  Men come...

                         AARONOW
            Men come work for you...

                                                           22.


                         MOSS
            ...you're absolutely right.

                         AARONOW
            They...

                         MOSS
            They have...

                         AARONOW
            When they...

                         MOSS
            Look look look look, when they
            build your business, then you can't
            fucking turn around, enslave them,
            treat them like children, fuck them
            up the ass, leave them to fend for
            themselves... no.
                   (pause)
            No.
                   (pause)
            You're absolutely right, and I want
            to tell you something.

                         AARONOW
            What?

                         MOSS
            I want to tell you what somebody
            should do.

                         AARONOW
            What?

                         MOSS
            Someone should stand up and strike
            back.

                         AARONOW
            What do you mean?

                         MOSS
            Somebody...

                         AARONOW
            Yes...?

                         MOSS
            Should do something to them.

                         AARONOW
            What?

                                                           23.


                         MOSS
            Something.  To pay them back.
                   (pause)
            Someone, someone should hurt them.
            Murray and Mitch.

                         AARONOW
            Someone should hurt them.

                         MOSS
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
                   (pause)
            How?

                         MOSS
            How?  Do something to hurt them.
            Where they live.

                         AARONOW
            What?
                   (pause)


                         MOSS
            Someone should rob the office.

                         AARONOW
            Huh.

                         MOSS
            That's what I'm saying.  We were,
            if we were that kind of guys, to
            knock it off, and trash the joint,
            it looks like robbery, and take the
            fuckin' leads out of the files...go
            to Jerry Graff.

Long pause.

                         AARONOW
            What could somebody get for them?

                         MOSS
            What could we get for them?  I
            don't know.  Buck a throw...buck-a-
            half a throw...I don't know...Hey,
            who knows what they're worth, what
            do they pay for them?  All
            told...must be, I'd... three bucks
            a throw...I don't know.

                                                           24.


                         AARONOW
            How many leads have we got?

                         MOSS
            The Glengarry...the premium leads...?
            I'd say we got five thousand.  Five.
            Five thousand leads.

                         AARONOW
            And you're saying a fella could
            take and sell these leads to Jerry
            Graff.

                         MOSS
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
            How do you know he'd buy them?

                         MOSS
            Graff?  Because I worked for him.

                         AARONOW
            You haven't talked to him.

                         MOSS
            No.  What do you mean?  Have I
            talked to him about this?

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Yes.  I mean are you actually
            talking about this, or are we just...

                         MOSS
            No, we're just...

                         AARONOW
            We're just "talking" about it.

                         MOSS
            We're just speaking about it.
                   (pause)
            As an idea.

                         AARONOW
            As an idea.

                         MOSS
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
            We're not actually talking about it.

                                                           25.


                         MOSS
            No.

                         AARONOW
            Talking about it as a...

                         MOSS
            No.

                         AARONOW
            As a robbery.

                         MOSS
            As a "robbery"?!  No.

                         AARONOW
            Well.  Well...

                         MOSS
            Hey.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            So all this, um, you didn't,
            actually, you didn't go talk to
            Graff.

                         MOSS
            Not actually, no.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            You didn't?

                         MOSS
            No.  Not actually.

                         AARONOW
            Did you?

                         MOSS
            What did you say?

                         MOSS
            Yes.
                   (pause)
            I said, "Not actually." The fuck
            you care, George?  We're just
            talking...

                         AARONOW
            We are?

                                                           26.


                         MOSS
            Yes.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Because, because, you know, it's a
            crime.

                         MOSS
            That's right.  It's a crime.  It is
            a crime.  It's also very safe.

                         AARONOW
            You're actually talking about this?

                         MOSS
            That's right.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            You're going to steal the leads?

                         MOSS
            Have I said that?

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Are you?

Pause.

                         MOSS
            Did I say that?

                         AARONOW
            Did you talk to Graff?

                         MOSS
            Is that what I said?

                         AARONOW
            What did he say?

                         MOSS
            What did he say?  He'd buy them.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            You're going to steal the leads and
            sell the leads to him?

                                                           27.


Pause.

                         MOSS
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
            What will he pay?

                         MOSS
            A buck a shot.

                         AARONOW
            For five thousand?

                         MOSS
            However they are, that's the deal.
            A buck a throw.  Five thousand
            dollars.  Split it half and half.

                         AARONOW
            You're saying "me."

                         MOSS
            Yes.
                   (pause)
            Twenty-five hundred apiece.  One
            night's work, and the job with
            Graff.  Working the premium leads.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            A job with Graff.

                         MOSS
            Is that what I said?

                         AARONOW
            He'd give me a job.

                         MOSS
            He would take you on.  Yes.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Is that the truth?

                                                           28.


                         MOSS
            Yes.  It is, George.
                   (pause)
            Yes.  It's a big decision.
                   (pause)
            And it's a big reward.
                   (pause)
            It's a big reward.  For one night's
            work.
                   (pause)
            But it's got to be tonight.

                         AARONOW
            What?

                         MOSS
            What?  What?  The leads.

                         AARONOW
            You have to steal the leads tonight?

                         MOSS
            That's right, the guys are moving
            them downtown.  After the thirtieth.
            Murray and Mitch.  After the contest.

                         AARONOW
            You're, you're saying so you have
            to go in there tonight and...

                         MOSS
            You...

                         AARONOW
            I'm sorry?

                         MOSS
            You.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Me?

                         MOSS
            You have to go in.
                   (pause)
            You have to get the leads.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            I do?

                                                           29.


                         MOSS
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
            I...

                         MOSS
            It's not something for nothing,
            George, I took you in on this, you
            have to go.  That's your thing.
            I've made the deal with Graff.  I
            can't go.  I can't go in, I've
            spoken on this too much.  I've got
            a big mouth.
                   (pause)
            "The fucking leads" et cetera, blah
            blah blah "...the fucking tight ass
            company..."

                         AARONOW
            They'll know when you go over to
            Graff...

                         MOSS
            What will they know?  That I stole
            the leads?  I didn't steal the
            leads, I'm going to the movies
            tonight with a friend, and then I'm
            going to the Como Inn.  Why did I
            go to Graff?  I got a better deal.
            Period.  Let 'em prove something.
            They can't prove anything that's
            not the case.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Dave.

                         MOSS
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
            You want me to break into the
            office tonight and steal the leads?

                         MOSS
            Yes.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            No.

                                                           30.


                         MOSS
            Oh, yes, George.

                         AARONOW
            What does that mean?

                         MOSS
            Listen to this.  I have an alibi,
            I'm going to the Como Inn, why?
            Why?  The place gets robbed,
            they're going to come looking for
            me.  Why?  Because I probably did
            it.  Are you going to turn me in?
                   (pause)
            George?  Are you going to turn me in?

                         AARONOW
            What if you don't get caught?

                         MOSS
            They come to you, you going to turn
            me in?

                         AARONOW
            Why would they come to me?

                         MOSS
            They're going to come to everyone.

                         AARONOW
            Why would I do it?

                         MOSS
            You wouldn't, George, that's why
            I'm talking to you.  Answer me.
            They come to you.  You going to
            turn me in?

                         AARONOW
            No.

                         MOSS
            Are you sure?

                         AARONOW
            Yes.  I'm sure.

                         MOSS
            Then listen to this: I have to get
            those leads tonight.  That's
            something I have to do.  If I'm not
            at the movies...if I'm not eating
            over at the inn...If you don't do
            this, then I have to come in here...

                                                           31.


                         AARONOW
            ...you don't have to come in...

                         MOSS
            ...and rob the place...

                         AARONOW
            ...I thought that we were only
            talking...

                         MOSS
            ...they take me, then.  They're
            going to ask me who were my
            accomplices.

                         AARONOW
            Me?

                         MOSS
            Absolutely.

                         AARONOW
            That's ridiculous.

                         MOSS
            Well, to the law, you're an
            accessory.  Before the fact.

                         AARONOW
            I didn't ask to be.

                         MOSS
            Then tough luck, George, because
            you are.

                         AARONOW
            Why?  Why, because you only told me
            about it?

                         MOSS
            That's right.

                         AARONOW
            Why are you doing this to me, Dave.
            Why are you talking this way to me?
            I don't understand.  Why are you
            doing this at all...?

                         MOSS
            That's none of your fucking
            business...

                                                           32.


                         AARONOW
            Well, well, well, talk to me, we
            sat down to eat dinner, and here
            I'm a criminal...

                         MOSS
            You went for it.

                         AARONOW
            In the abstract...

                         MOSS
            So I'm making it concrete.

                         AARONOW
            Why?

                         MOSS
            Why?  Why you going to give me five
            grand?

                         AARONOW
            Do you need five grand?

                         MOSS
            Is that what I just said?

                         AARONOW
            You need money?  Is that the...

                         MOSS
            Hey, hey, let's just keep it
            simple, what I need is not
            the...what do you need...?

                         AARONOW
            What is the five grand?
                   (pause)
            What is the, you said that we were
            going to split five...

                         MOSS
            I lied.
                   (pause)
            Alright?  My end is my business.
            Your end's twenty-five.  In or out.
            You tell me, you're out you take
            the consequences.

                         AARONOW
            I do?

                         MOSS
            Yes.

                                                           33.


Pause.

                         AARONOW
            And why is that?

                         MOSS
            Because you listened.

SCENE THREE

The restaurant.  Roma is seated alone at the booth.  Lingk
is at the booth next to him.  Roma is talking to him.

                         ROMA
            ...all train compartments smell
            vaguely of shit.  It gets so you
            don't mind it.  That's the worst
            thing that I can confess.  You know
            how long it took me to get there?
            A long time.  When you die you're
            going to regret the things you
            don't do.  You think you're queer...?
            I'm going to tell you something:
            we're all queer.  You think that
            you're a thief?  So what?  You get
            befuddled by a middle-class
            morality...?  Get shut of it.  Shut
            it out.  You cheated on your
            wife...?  You did it, live with it.
                   (pause)
            You fuck little girls, so be it.
            There's an absolute morality?  May
            be.  And then what?  If you think
            there is, then be that thing.  Bad
            people go to hell?  I don't think
            so.  If you think that, act that
            way.  A hell exists on earth?  Yes.
            I won't live in it.  That's me.
            You ever take a dump made you feel
            you'd just slept for twelve hours...?

                         LINGK
            Did I...?

                         ROMA
            Yes.

                         LINGK
            I don't know.

                                                           34.


                         ROMA
            Or a piss...?  A great meal fades
            in reflection.  Everything else
            gains.  You know why? 'Cause it's
            only food.  This shit we eat, it
            keeps us going.  But it's only food.
            The great fucks that you may have
            had.  What do you remember about
            them?

                         LINGK
            What do I...?

                         ROMA
            Yes.

                         LINGK
            Mmmm...

                         ROMA
            I don't know.  For me, I'm saying,
            what is is, it's probably not the
            orgasm.  Some broads, forearms on
            your neck, something her eyes did.
            There was a sound she made...or,
            me, lying, in the, I'll tell you:
            me lying in bed; the next day she
            brought me café au lait.  She gives
            me a cigarette, my balls feel like
            concrete.  Eh?  What I'm saying,
            what is our life?
                   (pause)
            It's looking forward or it's
            looking back.  And that's our life.
            That's it.  Where is the moment?
                   (pause)
            And what is it that we're afraid of?
            Loss.  What else?
                   (pause)
            The bank closes.  We get sick, my
            wife died on a plane, the stock
            market collapsed...the house burnt
            down...what of these happen...?
            None on 'em.  We worry anyway.
            What does this mean?  I'm not
            secure.  How can I be secure?
                   (pause)
            Through amassing wealth beyond all
            measure?  No.  And what's beyond
            all measure?  That's a sickness.
            That's a trap.  There is no measure.
            Only greed.  How can we act?
                         (MORE)

                                                           35.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
            The right way, we would say, to
            deal with this: "There is a one-in-
            a-million chance that so and so
            will happen...Fuck it, it won't
            happen to me..." No.  We know
            that's not the right way I think.
                   (pause)
            We say the correct way to deal with
            this is "There is a one-in-so-and-
            so chance this will happen...God
            protect me.  I am powerless, let it
            not happen to me..." But no to that.
            I say.  There's something else.
            What is it? "If it happens, AS IT
            MAY for that is not within our
            powers, I will deal with it, just
            as I do today with what draws my
            concern today." I say this is how
            we must act.  I do those things
            which seem correct to me today.  I
            trust myself.  And if security
            concerns me, I do that which today
            I think will make me secure.  And
            every day I do that, when that day
            arrives that I need a reserve, [a]
            odds are that I have it, and [b]
            the true reserve that I have is the
            strength that I have of acting each
            day without fear.
                   (pause)
            According to the dictates of my
            mind.
                   (pause)
            Stocks, bonds, objects of art, real
            estate.  Now: what are they?
                   (pause)
            An opportunity.  To what?  To make
            money?  Perhaps.  To lose money?
            Perhaps.  To "indulge" and to
            "learn" about ourselves?  Perhaps.
            So fucking what?  What isn't?
            They're an opportunity.  That's all.
            They're an event.  A guy comes up
            to you, you make a call, you send
            in a brochure, it doesn't matter,
            "There're these properties I'd like
            for you to see." What does it mean?
            What you want it to mean.
                         (MORE)

                                                           36.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
                   (pause)
            Money?
                   (pause)
            If that's what it signifies to you.
            Security?
                   (pause)
            Comfort?
                   (pause)
            All it is is THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO
            YOU.
                   (pause)
            That's all it is.  How are they
            different?
                   (pause)
            Some poor newly married guy gets
            run down by a cab.  Some busboy
            wins the lottery.
                   (pause)
            All it is, it's a carnival.  What's
            special...what draws us?
                   (pause)
            We're all different.
                   (pause)
            We're not the same.
                   (pause)
            We are not the same.
                   (pause)
            Hmmm.
                   (pause, sighs)
            It's been a long day.
                   (pause)
            What are you drinking?

                         LINGK
            Gimlet.

                         ROMA
            Well, let's have a couple more.  My
            name is Richard Roma, what's yours?

                         LINGK
            Lingk.  James Lingk.

                         ROMA
            James.  I'm glad to meet you.
                   (they shake hands)
            I'm glad to meet you, James.
                   (pause)
            I want to show you something.
                   (pause)
            It might mean nothing to you...and
            it might not.
                         (MORE)

                                                           37.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
            I don't know.  I don't know anymore.
                   (pause.  He takes out
                   a small map and
                   spreads it on a table)
            What is that?  Florida.  Glengarry
            Highlands.  Florida. "Florida.
            Bullshit." And maybe that's true;
            and that's what I said: but look
            here: what is this?  This is a
            piece of land.  Listen to what I'm
            going to tell you now:

The real estate office.  Ransacked.  A broken plateglass
window boarded up, glass all over the floor.  Aaronow and
Williamson standing around, smoking.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            People used to say that there are
            numbers of such magnitude that
            multiplying them by two made no
            difference.

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Who used to say that?

                         AARONOW
            In school.

Pause.  Baylen, a detective, comes out of the inner office.

                         BAYLEN
            Alright...?

Roma enters from the street.

                         ROMA
            Williamson...Williamson, they stole
            the contracts...?

                         BAYLEN
            Excuse me, sir...

                         ROMA
            Did they get my contracts?

                         WILLIAMSON
            They got...

                                                           38.


                         BAYLEN
            Excuse me, fella.

                         ROMA
            ...did they...

                         BAYLEN
            Would you excuse us, please...?

                         ROMA
            Don't fuck with me, fella.  I'm
            talking about a fuckin' Cadillac
            car that you owe me...

                         WILLIAMSON
            They didn't get your contract.  I
            filed it before I left.

                         ROMA
            They didn't get my contracts.

                         WILLIAMSON
            They--excuse me...

He goes back into inner room with the Detective.

                         ROMA
            Oh, fuck.  Fuck.
                   (he starts kicking
                   the desk)
            FUCK FUCK FUCK!  WILLIAMSON!!!
            WILLIAMSON!!!
                   (goes to the door
                   Williamson went into,
                   tries the door; it's locked)
            OPEN THE FUCKING...WILLIAMSON...

                         BAYLEN
                   (coming out)
            Who are you?

Williamson comes out.

                         WILLIAMSON
            They didn't get the contracts.

                         ROMA
            Did they...

                         WILLIAMSON
            They got, listen to me...

                         ROMA
            The...

                                                           39.


                         WILLIAMSON
            Listen to me: They got some of them.

                         ROMA
            Some of them...

                         BAYLEN
            Who told you...?

                         ROMA
            Who told me wh...?  You've got a
            fuckin', you've...a...who is
            this...?  You've got a board-up on
            the window...Moss told me.

                         BAYLEN
                   (looking back toward
                   the inner office)
            Moss...Who told him?

                         ROMA
            How the fuck do I know?
                   (to Williamson)
            What...talk to me.

                         WILLIAMSON
            They took some of the con...

                         ROMA
            ...some of the contracts...Lingk.
            James Lingk.  I closed...

                         WILLIAMSON
            You closed him yesterday.

                         ROMA
            Yes.

                         WILLIAMSON
            It went down.  I filed it.

                         ROMA
            You did?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Yes.

                         ROMA
            Then I'm over the fucking top and
            you owe me a Cadillac.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I...

                                                           40.


                         ROMA
            And I don't want any fucking shit
            and I don't give a shit, Lingk puts
            me over the top, you filed it,
            that's fine, any other shit kicks
            out you go back.  You...you reclose
            it, 'cause I closed it and you...you
            owe me the car.

                         BAYLEN
            Would you excuse us, please.

                         AARONOW
            I, um, and may...maybe they're in...
            they're in...you should, John, if
            we're ins...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I'm sure that we're insured,
            George...
                   (going back inside)


                         ROMA
            Fuck insured.  You owe me a car.

                         BAYLEN
                   (stepping back into
                   the inner room)
            Please don't leave.  I'm going to
            talk to you.  What's your name?

                         ROMA
            Are you talking to me?

Pause.

                         BAYLEN
            Yes.

Pause.

                         ROMA
            My name is Richard Roma.

Baylen goes back into the inner room.

                         AARONOW
            I, you know, they should be insured.

                         ROMA
            What do you care...?

                                                           41.


                         AARONOW
            Then, you know, they wouldn't be so
            ups...

                         ROMA
            Yeah.  That's swell.  Yes.  You're
            right.
                   (pause)
            How are you?

                         AARONOW
            I'm fine.  You mean the board?  You
            mean the board...?

                         ROMA
            I don't...yes.  Okay, the board.

                         AARONOW
            I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm fucked on the
            board.  You.  You see how...I...
                   (pause)
            I can't...my mind must be in other
            places. 'Cause I can't do any...

                         ROMA
            What?  You can't do any what?

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            I can't close 'em.

                         ROMA
            Well, they're old.  I saw the shit
            that they were giving you.

                         AARONOW
            Yes.

                         ROMA
            Huh?

                         AARONOW
            Yes.  They are old.

                         ROMA
            They're ancient.

                         AARONOW
            Clear...

                         ROMA
            Clear Meadows.  That shit's dead.

                                                           42.


Pause.

                         AARONOW
            It is dead.

                         ROMA
            It's a waste of time.

                         AARONOW
            Yes.
                   (long pause)
            I'm no fucking good.

                         ROMA
            That's...

                         AARONOW
            Everything I...you know...

                         ROMA
            That's not...Fuck that shit, George.
            You're a, hey, you had a bad month.
            You're a good man, George.

                         AARONOW
            I am?

                         ROMA
            You hit a bad streak.  We've all...
            look at this: fifteen units Mountain
            View, the fucking things get stole.

                         AARONOW
            He said he filed...

                         ROMA
            He filed half of them, he filed the
            big one.  All the little ones, I
            have, I have to go back and...ah,
            fuck, I got to go out like a
            fucking schmuck hat in my hand and
            reclose the...
                   (pause)
            I mean, talk about a bad streak.
            That would sap anyone's self
            confi... I got to go out and
            reclose all my... Where's the phones?

                         AARONOW
            They stole...

                         ROMA
            They stole the...

                                                           43.


                         AARONOW
            What.  What kind of outfit are we
            running where...where anyone...

                         ROMA
                   (to himself)
            They stole the phones.

                         AARONOW
            Where criminals can come in here...
            they take the...

                         ROMA
            They stole the phones.  They stole
            the leads.  They're...Christ.
                   (pause)
            What am I going to do this month?
            Oh, shit...
                   (starts for the door)


                         AARONOW
            You think they're going to catch...
            where are you going?

                         ROMA
            Down the street.

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (sticking his head
                   out of the door)
            Where are you going?

                         ROMA
            To the restaura...what do you
            fucking...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Aren't you going out today?

                         ROMA
            With what?
                   (pause)
            With what, John, they took the
            leads...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I have the stuff from last year's...

                         ROMA
            Oh.  Oh.  Oh, your "nostalgia"
            file, they's fine.  No.  Swell.
            'Cause I don't have to...

                                                           44.


                         WILLIAMSON
            ...you want to go out today...?

                         ROMA
            'Cause I don't have to eat this
            month.  No.  Okay.  Give 'em to
            me...
                   (to himself)
            Fucking Mitch and Murray going to
            shit a br...what am I going to do
            all...

Williamson starts back into the office.  He is accosted by
Aaronow.

                         AARONOW
            Were the leads...

                         ROMA
            ...what am I going to do all month...

                         AARONOW
            Were the leads insured?

                         WILLIAMSON
            I don't know, George, why?

                         AARONOW
            'Cause, you know, 'cause they
            weren't, I know that Mitch and
            Murray uh...

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            What?

                         AARONOW
            That they're going to be upset.

                         WILLIAMSON
            That's right.
                   (going back into his
                   office.  Pause.  To Roma)
            You want to go out today...?

Pause.  Williamson returns to his office.

                         AARONOW
            He said we're all going to have to
            go talk to the guy.

                         ROMA
            What?

                                                           45.


                         AARONOW
            He said we...

                         ROMA
            To the cops?

                         AARONOW
            Yeah.

                         ROMA
            Yeah.  That's swell.  Another waste
            of time.

                         AARONOW
            A waste of time?  Why?

                         ROMA
            Why? 'Cause they aren't going to
            find the guy.

                         AARONOW
            The cops?

                         ROMA
            Yes.  The cops.  No.

                         AARONOW
            They aren't?

                         ROMA
            No.

                         AARONOW
            Why don't you think so?

                         ROMA
            Why?  Because they're stupid.
            "Where were you last night..."

                         AARONOW
            Where were you?

                         ROMA
            Where was I?

                         AARONOW
            Yes.

                         ROMA
            I was at home, where were you?

                         AARONOW
            At home.

                                                           46.


                         ROMA
            See...?  Were you the guy who broke
            in?

                         AARONOW
            Was I?

                         ROMA
            Yes.

                         AARONOW
            No.

                         ROMA
            Then don't sweat it, George, you
            know why?

                         AARONOW
            No.

                         ROMA
            You have nothing to hide.

                         AARONOW
                   (pause)
            When I talk to the police, I get
            nervous.

                         ROMA
            Yeah.  You know who doesn't?

                         AARONOW
            No, who?

                         ROMA
            Thieves.

                         AARONOW
            Why?

                         ROMA
            They're inured to it.

                         AARONOW
            You think so?

                         ROMA
            Yes.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            But what should I tell them?

                                                           47.


                         ROMA
            The truth, George.  Always tell the
            truth.  It's the easiest thing to
            remember.

Williamson comes out of the office with leads.  Roma takes
one, reads it.

                         ROMA
            Patel?  Ravidam Patel?  How am I
            going to make a living on thses
            deadbeat wogs?  Where did you get
            this, from the morgue?

                         WILLIAMSON
            If you don't want it, give it back.

                         ROMA
            I don't "want" it, if you catch my
            drift.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I'm giving you three leads.  You...

                         ROMA
            What's the fucking point in any
            case...?  What's the point.  I got
            to argue with you, I got to knock
            heads with the cops, I'm busting my
            balls, sell you dirt to fucking
            deadbeats money in the mattress, I
            come back you can't even manage to
            keep the contracts safe, I have to
            go back and close them again...What
            the fuck am I wasting my time, fuck
            this shit.  I'm going out and
            reclose last week's...

                         WILLIAMSON
            The word from Murray is: leave them
            alone.  If we need a new signature
            he'll go out himself, he'll be the
            president, just come in, from out
            of town...

                         ROMA
            Okay, okay, okay, gimme this shit.
            Fine.
                   (takes the leads)


                         WILLIAMSON
            Now, I'm giving you three...

                                                           48.


                         ROMA
            Three?  I count two.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Three.

                         ROMA
            Patel?  Fuck you.  Fuckin' Shiva
            handed him a million dollars, told
            him "sign the deal," he wouldn't
            sign.  And Vishnu, too.  Into the
            bargain.  Fuck that, John.  You
            know your business, I know mine.
            Your business is being an asshole,
            and I find out whose fucking cousin
            you are, I'm going to go to him and
            figure out a way to have your ass...
            fuck you--I'll wait for the new
            leads.

Shelly Levene enters.

                         LEVENE
            Get the chalk.  Get the chalk...get
            the chalk!  I closed 'em!  I closed
            the cocksucker.  Get the chalk and
            put me on the board.  I'm going to
            Hawaii!  Put me on the Cadillac
            board, Williamson!  Pick up the
            fuckin' chalk.  Eight units.
            Mountain View...

                         ROMA
            You sold eight Mountain View?

                         LEVENE
            You bet your ass.  Who wants to go
            to lunch?  Who wants to go to lunch?
            I'm buying.
                   (slaps contract down
                   on Williamson's desk)
            Eighty-two fucking grand.  And
            twelve grand in commission.  John.
                   (pause)
            On fucking deadbeat magazine
            subscription leads.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Who?

                                                           49.


                         LEVENE
                   (pointing to contract)
            Read it.  Bruce and Harriett Nyborg.
                   (looking around)
            What happened here?

                         AARONOW
            Fuck.  I had them on River Glen.

Levene looks around.

                         LEVENE
            What happened?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Somebody broke in.

                         ROMA
            Eight units?

                         LEVENE
            That's right.

                         ROMA
            Shelly...!

                         LEVENE
            Hey, big fucking deal.  Broke a bad
            streak...

                         AARONOW
            Shelly, the Machine, Levene.

                         LEVENE
            You...

                         AARONOW
            That's great.

                         LEVENE
            Thank you, George.

Baylen sticks his head out of the room; calls in, "Aaronow."
Aaronow goes into the side room.

                         LEVENE
            Williamson, get on the phone, call
            Mitch...

                         ROMA
            They took the phones...

                         LEVENE
            They...

                                                           50.


                         BAYLEN
            Aaronow...

                         ROMA
            They took the typewriters, they
            took the leads, they took the cash,
            they took the contracts...

                         LEVENE
            Wh...wh...Wha...?

                         AARONOW
            We had a robbery.
                   (goes into the inner room)


                         LEVENE
                   (pause)
            When?

                         ROMA
            Last night, this morning.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            They took the leads?

                         ROMA
            Mmm.

Moss comes out of the interrogation.

                         MOSS
            Fuckin' asshole.

                         ROMA
            What, they beat you with a rubber
            bat?

                         MOSS
            Cop couldn't find his dick two
            hands and a map.  Anyone talks to
            this guy's an asshole...

                         ROMA
            You going to turn State's?

                         MOSS
            Fuck you, Ricky.  I ain't going out
            today.  I'm going home.  I'm going
            home because nothing's accomplished
            here...Anyone talks to this guy is...

                                                           51.


                         ROMA
            Guess what the Machine did?

                         MOSS
            Fuck the Machine.

                         ROMA
            Mountain View.  Eight units.

                         MOSS
            Fuckin' cop's got no right talk to
            me that way.  I didn't rob the
            place...

                         ROMA
            You hear what I said?

                         MOSS
            Yeah.  He closed a deal.

                         ROMA
            Eight units.  Mountain View.

                         MOSS
                   (to Levene)
            You did that?

                         LEVENE
            Yeah.

Pause.

                         MOSS
            Fuck you.

                         ROMA
            Guess who?

                         MOSS
            When...

                         LEVENE
            Just now.

                         ROMA
            Guess who?

                         MOSS
            You just this morning...

                         ROMA
            Harriet and blah blah Nyborg.

                                                           52.


                         MOSS
            You did that?

                         LEVENE
            Eighty-two thousand dollars.

Pause.

                         MOSS
            Those fuckin' deadbeats...

                         LEVENE
            My ass.  I told 'em.
                   (to Roma)
            Listen to this: I said...

                         MOSS
            Hey, I don't want to hear your
            fucking war stories...

                         ROMA
            Fuck you, Dave...

                         LEVENE
            "You have to believe in yourself...
            you"--look--"alright...?"

                         MOSS
                   (to Williamson)
            Give me some leads.  I'm going
            out... I'm getting out of...

                         LEVENE
            "...you have to believe in
            yourself..."

                         MOSS
            Na, fuck the leads, I'm going home.

                         LEVENE
            "Bruce, Harriet...Fuck me, believe
            in yourself..."

                         ROMA
            We haven't got a lead...

                         MOSS
            Why not?

                         ROMA
            They took 'em...

                                                           53.


                         MOSS
            Hey, they're fuckin' garbage any
            case...This whole goddamn...

                         LEVENE
            "...You look around, you say, 'This
            one has so-and-so, and I have
            nothing..."

                         MOSS
            Shit.

                         LEVENE
            "'Why?  Why don't I get the
            opportunities...?"

                         MOSS
            And did they steal the contracts...?

                         ROMA
            Fuck you care...?

                         LEVENE
            "I want to tell you something,
            Harriet..."

                         MOSS
            ...the fuck is that supposed to
            mean...?

                         LEVENE
            Will you shut up, I'm telling you
            this...

Aaronow sticks his head out.

                         AARONOW
            Can we get some coffee...?

                         MOSS
            How ya doing?

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Fine.

                         MOSS
            Uh-huh.

                         AARONOW
            If anyone's going, I could use some
            coffee.

                                                           54.


                         LEVENE
            "You do get the..."
                   (to Roma)
            Huh?  Huh?

                         MOSS
            Fuck is that supposed to mean?

                         LEVENE
            "You do get the opportunity...You
            get them.  As I do, as anyone
            does..."

                         MOSS
            Ricky?...That I don't care they
            stole the contracts?

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            I got 'em in the kitchen.  I'm
            eating her crumb cake.

                         MOSS
            What does that mean?

                         ROMA
            It means, Dave, you haven't closed
            a good one in a month, none of my
            business, you want to push me to
            answer you.
                   (pause)
            And so you haven't got a contract
            to get stolen or so forth.

                         MOSS
            You have a mean streak in you,
            Ricky, you know that...?

                         LEVENE
            Rick.  Let me tell you.  Wait,
            we're in the...

                         MOSS
            Shut the fuck up.
                   (pause)
            Ricky.  You have a mean streak in
            you...
                   (to Levene)
            And what the fuck are you babbling
            about...?
                         (MORE)

                                                           55.


                         MOSS (CONT'D)
                   (to Roma)
            Bring that shit up.  Of my volume.
            You were on a bad one and I brought
            it up to you you'd harbor it.
                   (pause)
            You'd harbor it a long long while.
            And you'd be right.

                         ROMA
            Who said "Fuck the Machine"?

                         MOSS
            "Fuck the Machine"? "Fuck the
            Machine"?  What is this.  Courtesy
            class...?  You're fucked, Rick--are
            you fucking nuts?  You're hot, so
            you think you're the ruler of this
            place...?!  You want to...

                         LEVENE
            Dave...

                         MOSS
            ...Shut up.  Decide who should be
            dealt with how?  Is that the thing?
            I come into the fuckin' office
            today, I get humiliated by some
            jagoff cop.  I get accused of...I
            get this shit thrown in my face by
            you, you geniune shit, because
            you're top name on the board...

                         ROMA
            Is that what I did?  Dave?  I
            humiliated you?  My God...I'm
            sorry...

                         MOSS
            Sittin' on top of the world,
            sittin' on top of the world,
            everything's fucking peachfuzz...

                         ROMA
            Oh, and I don't get a moment to
            spare for a bust-out humanitarian
            down on his luck lately.  Fuck you,
            Dave, you know you got a big mouth,
            and you make a close the whole
            place stinks with your farts for a
            week. "How much you just ingested,"
            what a big man you are, "Hey, let
            me buy you a pack of gum.
                         (MORE)

                                                           56.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
            I'll show you how to chew it." Your
            pal closes, all that comes out of
            your mouth is bile, how fucked up
            you are...

                         MOSS
            Who's my pal...?  And what are you,
            Ricky, huh, what are you, Bishop
            Sheean?  Who the fuck are you, Mr.
            Slick...?  What are you, friend to
            the workingman?  Big deal.  Fuck
            you, you got the memory a fuckin'
            fly.  I never liked you.

                         ROMA
            What is this, your farewell speech?

                         MOSS
            I'm going home.

                         ROMA
            Your farewell to the troops?

                         MOSS
            I'm not going home.  I'm going to
            Wisconsin.

                         ROMA
            Have a good trip.

                         MOSS
                   (simultaneously with "trip")
            And fuck you.  Fuck the lot of you.
            Fuck you all.

Moss exits.  Pause.

                         ROMA
                   (to Levene)
            You were saying?
                   (pause)
            Come on.  Come on, you got them in
            the kitchen, you got the stats
            spread out, you're in your shirt-
            sleeves, you can smell it.  Huh?
            Snap out of it, you're eating her
            crumb cake.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            I'm eating her crumb cake...

                                                           57.


                         ROMA
            How was it...?

                         LEVENE
            From the store.

                         ROMA
            Fuck her...

                         LEVENE
            "What we have to do is admit to
            ourself that we see that
            opportunity...and take it.
                   (pause)
            And that's it." And we sit there.
                   (pause)
            I got the pen out...

                         ROMA
            "Always be closing..."

                         LEVENE
            That's what I'm saying.  The old
            ways.  The old ways...convert the
            motherfucker...sell him...sell
            him... make him sign the check.
                   (pause)
            The...Bruce, Harriet...the kitchen,
            blah: they got their money in
            government bonds...I say fuck it,
            we're going to go the whole route.
            I plat it out eight units.  Eighty-
            two grand.  I tell them. "This is
            now.  This is that thing that
            you've been dreaming of, you're
            going to find that suitcase on the
            train, the guy comes in the door,
            the bag that's full of money.  This
            is it, Harriett..."

                         ROMA
                   (reflectively)
            Harriett...

                         LEVENE
            Bruce..."I don't want to fuck
            around with you.  I don't want to
            go round this, and pussyfoot around
            the thing, you have to look back on
            this.  I do, too.  I came here to
            do good for you and me.  For both
            of us.  Why take an interim position?
                         (MORE)

                                                           58.


                         LEVENE (CONT'D)
            The only arrangement I'll accept is
            full investment.  Period.  The
            whole eight units.  I know that
            you're saying 'be safe,' I know
            what you're saying.  I know if I
            left you to yourselves, you'd say
            'come back tomorrow,' and when I
            walked out that door, you'd make a
            cup of coffee...you'd sit down...and
            you'd think 'let's be safe...' and
            not to disappoint me you'd go one
            unit or maybe two, because you'd
            become scared because you'd met
            possibility.  But this won't do,
            and that's not the subject..."
            Listen to this, I actually said
            this. "That's not the subject of
            our evening together." Now I handed
            them the pen.  I held it in my hand.
            I turned the contract, eight units
            eighty-two grand. "Now I want you
            to sign."
                   (pause)
            I sat there.  Five minutes.  Then,
            I sat there, Ricky, twenty-two
            minutes by the kitchen clock.
                   (pause)
            Twenty-two minutes by the kitchen
            clock.  Not a word, not a motion.
            What am I thinking? "My arm's
            getting tired?" No.  I did it.  I
            did it.  Like in the old says,
            Ricky.  Like I was taught... Like,
            like, like I used to do...I did it.

                         ROMA
            Like you taught me...

                         LEVENE
            Bullshit, you're...No.  That's
            raw... well, if I did, then I'm
            glad I did.  I, well.  I locked on
            them.  All on them, nothing on me.
            All my thoughts are on them.  I'm
            holding the last thought that I
            spoke: "Now is the time."
                   (pause)
            They signed, Ricky.  It was great.
            It was fucking great.  It was like
            they wilted all at once.  No
            gesture...nothing.  Like together.
                         (MORE)

                                                           59.


                         LEVENE (CONT'D)
            They, I swear to God, they both
            kind of imperceptibly slumped.  And
            he reaches and takes the pen and
            signs, he passes it to her, she
            signs.  It was so fucking solemn.
            I just let it sit.  I nod like this.
            I nod again.  I grasp his hands.  I
            shake his hands.  I grasp her hands.
            I nod at her like this.
            "Bruce...Harriet..." I'm beaming at
            them.  I'm nodding like this.  I
            point back in the living room, back
            to the sideboard.
                   (pause)
            I didn't fucking know there was a
            sideboard there!!  He goes back, he
            brings us a drink.  Little shot
            glasses.  A pattern in 'em.  And we
            toast.  In silence.

Pause.

                         ROMA
            That was a great sale, Shelly.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            Ah, fuck.  Leads!  Leads!
            Williamson!
                   (Williamson sticks
                   his head out of the office)
            Send me out!  Send me out!

                         WILLIAMSON
            The leads are coming.

                         LEVENE
            Get 'em to me!

                         WILLIAMSON
            I talked to Murray and Mitch an
            hour ago.  They're coming in, you
            understand they're a bit upset over
            this morning's...

                         LEVENE
            Did you tell 'em my sale?

                                                           60.


                         WILLIAMSON
            How could I tell 'em your sale?  Eh?
            I don't have a tel...I'll tell 'em
            your sale when they bring in the
            leads.  Alright?  Shelly.  Alright?
            We had a little... You closed a
            deal.  You made a good sale.  Fine.

                         LEVENE
            It's better than a good sale.  It's
            a...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Look: I have a lot of things on my
            mind, they're coming in, alright,
            they're very upset, I'm trying to
            make some sense...

                         LEVENE
            All that I'm telling you: that one
            thing you can tell them it's a
            remarkable sale.

                         WILLIAMSON
            The only thing remarkable is who
            you made it to.

                         LEVENE
            What does that fucking mean?

                         WILLIAMSON
            That if the sale sticks, it will be
            a miracle.

                         LEVENE
            Why should the sale not stick?
            Hey, fuck you.  That's what I'm
            saying.  You have no idea of your
            job.  A man's his job and you're
            fucked at yours.  You hear what I'm
            saying to you?  Your "end of month
            board..." You can't run an office.
            I don't care.  You don't know what
            it is, you don't have the sense,
            you don't have the balls.  You ever
            been on a sit?  Ever?  Has this
            cocksucker ever been...you ever sit
            down with a cust...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I were you, I'd calm down, Shelly.

                                                           61.


                         LEVENE
            Would you?  Would you...?  Or
            you're gonna what, fire me?

                         WILLIAMSON
            It's not impossible.

                         LEVENE
            On an eighty-thousand dollar day?
            And it ain't even noon.

                         ROMA
            You closed 'em today?

                         LEVENE
            Yes.  I did.  This morning.
                   (to Williamson)
            What I'm saying to you: things can
            change.  You see?  This is where
            you fuck up, because this is
            something you don't know.  You
            can't look down the road.  And see
            what's coming.  Might be someone
            else, John.  It might be someone
            new, eh?  Someone new.  And you
            can't look back. 'Cause you don't
            know history.  You ask them.  When
            we were at Rio Rancho, who was top
            man?  A month...?  Two months...?
            Eight months in twelve for three
            years in a row.  You know what that
            means?  You know what that means?
            Is that luck?  Is that some, some,
            some purloined leads?  That's skill.
            That's talent, that's, that's...

                         ROMA
            ...yes...

                         LEVENE
            ...and you don't remember. 'Cause
            you weren't around.  That's cold
            calling.  Walk up to the door.  I
            don't even know their name.  I'm
            selling something they don't even
            want.  You talk about soft sell...
            before we had a name for it...before
            we called it anything, we did it.

                         ROMA
            That's right, Shel.

                                                           62.


                         LEVENE
            And, and, and, I did it.  And I put
            a kid through school.
            She...and...Cold calling, fella.
            Door to door.  But you don't know.
            You don't know.  You never heard of
            a streak.  You never heard of
            "marshaling your sales force..."
            What are you, you're a secretary,
            John.  Fuck you.  That's my message
            for you.  Fuck you and kiss my ass.
            You don't like it, I'll go talk to
            Jerry Graff.  Period.  Fuck you.
            Put me on the board.  And I want
            three worthwhile leads today and I
            don't want any bullshit about them
            and I want 'em close together
            'cause I'm going to hit them all
            today.  That's all I have to say to
            you.

                         ROMA
            He's right, Williamson.

Williamson goes into a side office.  Pause.

                         LEVENE
            It's not right.  I'm sorry, and
            I'll tell you who's to blame is
            Mitch and Murray.

Roma sees something outside the window.

                         ROMA
                   (sotto)
            Oh, Christ.

                         LEVENE
            The hell with him.  We'll go to
            lunch, the leads won't be up for...

                         ROMA
            You're a client.  I just sold you
            five waterfront Glengarry Farms.  I
            rub my head, throw me the cue
            "Kenilworth."

                         LEVENE
            What is it?

                         ROMA
            Kenilw...

Lingk enters the office.

                                                           63.


                         ROMA
                   (to Levene)
            I own the property, my mother owns
            the property, I put her into it.
            I'm going to show you on the plats.
            You look when you get home A-3
            through A-14 and 26 through 30.
            You take your time and if you still
            feel.

                         LEVENE
            No, Mr. Roma.  I don't need the
            time, I've made a lot of investments
            in the last...

                         LINGK
            I've got to talk to you.

                         ROMA
                   (looking up)
            Jim!  What are you doing here?  Jim
            Lingk, D. Ray Morton...

                         LEVENE
            Glad to meet you.

                         ROMA
            I just put Jim into Black
            Creek...are you acquainted with...

                         LEVENE
            No...Black Creek.  Yes.  In Florida?

                         ROMA
            Yes.

                         LEVENE
            I wanted to speak with you about...

                         ROMA
            Well, we'll do that this weekend.

                         LEVENE
            My wife told me to look into...

                         ROMA
            Beautiful.  Beautiful rolling land.
            I was telling Jim and Jinny, Ray, I
            want to tell you something.
                   (to Levene)
            You, Ray, you eat in a lot of
            restaurants.  I know you do...
                         (MORE)

                                                           64.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
                   (to Lingk)
            Mr. Morton's with American Express...
            he's...
                   (to Levene)
            I can tell Jim what you do...?

                         LEVENE
            Sure.

                         ROMA
            Ray is director of all European
            sales and services for American
            Ex...
                   (to Levene)
            But I'm saying you haven't had a
            meal until you've tasted...I was at
            the Lingks' last...as a matter of
            fact, what was that service feature
            you were talking about...?

                         LEVENE
            Which...

                         ROMA
            "Home Cooking"...what did you call
            it, you said it...it was a tag
            phrase that you had,,,

                         LEVENE
            Uh...

                         ROMA
            Home...

                         LEVENE
            Home cooking...

                         ROMA
            The monthly interview...?

                         LEVENE
            Oh!  For the magazine...

                         ROMA
            Yes.  Is this something that I can
            talk ab...

                         LEVENE
            Well, it isn't coming out until the
            February iss...sure.  Sure, go
            ahead, Ricky.

                                                           65.


                         ROMA
            You're sure?

                         LEVENE
                   (nods)
            Go ahead.

                         ROMA
            Well, Ray was eating at one of his
            company's men's home in France...the
            man's French, isn't he?

                         LEVENE
            No, his wife is.

                         ROMA
            Ah.  Ah, his wife is.  Ray: what
            time do you have...?

                         LEVENE
            Twelve-fifteen.

                         ROMA
            Oh!  My God...I've got to get you
            on the plane!

                         LEVENE
            Didn't I say I was taking the two
            o'...

                         ROMA
            No.  You said the one.  That's why
            you said we couldn't talk till
            Kenilworth.

                         LEVENE
            Oh, my God, you're right!  I'm on
            the one...
                   (getting up)
            Well, let's scoot...

                         LINGK
            I've got to talk to you...

                         ROMA
            I've got to get Ray to O'Hare...
                   (to Levene)
            Come on, let's hustle...
                   (over his shoulder)
            John!  Call American Express in
            Pittsburgh for Mr. Morton, will
            you, tell them he's on the one
            o'clock.
                         (MORE)

                                                           66.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
                   (to Lingk)
            I'll see you...Christ, I'm sorry
            you came all the way in...I'm
            running Ray over to O'Hare...You
            wait here, I'll...no.
                   (to Levene)
            I'm meeting your man at the bank...
                   (to Lingk)
            I wish you'd phoned...I'll tell
            you, wait: are you and Jinny going
            to be home tonight?
                   (rubs forehead)


                         LINGK
            I...

                         LEVENE
            Rick.

                         ROMA
            What?

                         LEVENE
            Kenilworth...?

                         ROMA
            I'm sorry...?

                         LEVENE
            Kenilworth.

                         ROMA
            Oh, God...Oh, God...
                   (Roma takes Lingk
                   aside, sotto)
            Jim, excuse me...Ray, I told you,
            who he is is the senior vice-
            president American Express.  His
            family owns 32 per...Over the past
            years I've sold him...I can't tell
            you the dollar amount, but quite a
            lot of land.  I promised five weeks
            ago that I'd go to the wife's
            birthday party in Kenilworth
            tonight.
                   (sighs)
            I have to go.  You understand.
            They treat me like a member of the
            family, so I have to go.
                         (MORE)

                                                           67.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
            It's funny, you know, you get a
            picture of the Corporation-Type
            Company Man, all business...this
            man, no.  We'll go out to his home
            sometime.  Let's see.
                   (he checks his datebook)
            Tomorrow.  No.  Tomorrow, I'm in
            L.A....Monday...I'll take you to
            lunch, where would you like to go?

                         LINGK
            My wife...

Roma rubs his head.

                         LEVENE
                   (standing in the door)
            Rick...?

                         ROMA
            I'm sorry, Jim.  I can't talk now.
            I'll call you tonight...I'm sorry.
            I'm coming, Ray.
                   (starts for the door)


                         LINGK
            My wife said I have to cancel the
            deal.

                         ROMA
            It's a common reaction, Jim.  I'll
            tell you what it is, and I know
            that that's why you married her.
            One of the reasons is prudence.
            It's a sizable investment.  One
            thinks twice...it's also something
            women have.  It's just a reaction
            to the size of the investment.
            Monday, if you'd invite me for
            dinner again...
                   (to Levene)
            This woman can cook...

                         LEVENE
                   (simultaneously)
            I'm sure she can...

                                                           68.


                         ROMA
                   (to Lingk)
            We're going to talk.  I'm going to
            tell you something.  Because
                   (sotto)
            there's something about your
            acreage I want you to know.  I
            can't talk about it now.  I really
            shouldn't.  And, in fact, by law,
            I...
                   (shrugs, resigned)
            The man next to you, he bought his
            lot at forty-two, he phoned to say
            that he'd already had an offer...

Roma rubs his head.

                         LEVENE
            Rick...?

                         ROMA
            I'm coming, Ray...what a day!  I'll
            call you this evening, Jim.  I'm
            sorry you had to come in...Monday,
            lunch.

                         LINGK
            My wife...

                         LEVENE
            Rick, we really have to go.

                         LINGK
            My wife...

                         ROMA
            Monday.

                         LINGK
            She called the consumer...the
            attorney, I don't know.  The
            attorney gen...they said we have
            three days...

                         ROMA
            Who did she call?

                         LINGK
            I don't know, the attorney gen...
            the...some consumer office, um...

                         ROMA
            Why did she do that, Jim?

                                                           69.


                         LINGK
            I don't know.
                   (pause)
            They said we have three days.
                   (pause)
            They said we have three days.

                         ROMA
            Three days.

                         LINGK
            To...you know.

Pause.

                         ROMA
            No, I don't know.  Tell me.

                         LINGK
            To change our minds.

                         ROMA
            Of course you have three days.

Pause.

                         LINGK
            So we can't talk Monday.

Pause.

                         ROMA
            Jim, Jim, you saw my book...I
            can't, you saw my book...

                         LINGK
            But we have to before Monday.  To
            get our money ba...

                         ROMA
            Three business days.  They mean
            three business days.

                         LINGK
            Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

                         ROMA
            I don't understand.

                         LINGK
            That's what they are.  Three
            business...I wait till Monday, my
            time limit runs out.

                                                           70.


                         ROMA
            You don't count Saturday.

                         LINGK
            I'm not.

                         ROMA
            No, I'm saying you don't include
            Saturday...in your three days.
            It's not a business day.

                         LINGK
            But I'm not counting it.
                   (pause)
            Wednesday.  Thursday.  Friday.  So
            it would have elapsed.

                         ROMA
            What would have elapsed?

                         LINGK
            If we wait till Mon...

                         ROMA
            When did you write the check?

                         LINGK
            Yest...

                         ROMA
            What was yesterday?

                         LINGK
            Tuesday.

                         ROMA
            And when was that check cashed?

                         LINGK
            I don't know.

                         ROMA
            What was the earliest it could have
            been cashed?

Pause.

                         LINGK
            I don't know.

                                                           71.


                         ROMA
            Today.
                   (pause)
            Today.  Which, in any case, it was
            not, as there were a couple of
            points on the agreement I wanted to
            go over with you in any case.

                         LINGK
            The check wasn't cashed?

                         ROMA
            I just called downtown, and it's on
            their desk.

                         LEVENE
            Rick...

                         ROMA
            One moment, I'll be right with you.
                   (to Lingk)
            In fact, a...one point, which I
            spoke to you of which
                   (looks around)
            I can't talk to you about here.

Detective puts his head out of the doorway.

                         BAYLEN
            Levene!!!

                         LINGK
            I, I...

                         ROMA
            Listen to me, the statute, it's for
            your protection.  I have no
            complaints with that, in fact, I
            was a member of the board when we
            drafted it, so quite the opposite.
            It says that you can change your
            mind three working days from the
            time the deal is closed.

                         BAYLEN
            Levene!

                         ROMA
            Which, wait a second, which is not
            until the check is cashed.

                         BAYLEN
            Levene!!

                                                           72.


Aaronow comes out of the Detective's office.

                         AARONOW
            I'm through, with this fucking
            meshugaas.  No one should talk to a
            man that way.  How are you talking
            to me that...?

                         BAYLEN
            Levene!

Williamson puts his head out of the office.

                         AARONOW
            ...how can you talk to me that...
            that...

                         LEVENE
                   (to Roma)
            Rick, I'm going to flag a cab.

                         AARONOW
            I didn't rob...

Williamson sees Levene.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Shelly: get in the office.

                         AARONOW
            I didn't...why should I..."Where
            were you last..." Is anybody
            listening to me...?  Where's
            Moss...?  Where...?

                         BAYLEN
            Levene?
                   (to Williamson)
            Is this Lev...

Baylen accosts Lingk.

                         LEVENE
                   (taking Baylen into
                   the office)
            Ah.  Ah.  Perhaps I can advise you
            on that...
                   (to Roma and Lingk,
                   as he exits)
            Excuse us, will you...?

                                                           73.


                         AARONOW
                   (simultaneous with
                   Levene's speech above)
            ...Come in here...I work here, I
            don't come in here to be
            mistreated...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Go to lunch, will you...

                         AARONOW
            I want to work today, that's why I
            came...

                         WILLIAMSON
            The leads come in, I'll let...

                         AARONOW
            ...that's why I came in.  I thought
            I...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Just go to lunch.

                         AARONOW
            I don't want to go to lunch.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Go to lunch, George.

                         AARONOW
            Where does he get off to talk that
            way to a working man?  It's not...

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (buttonholes him)
            Will you take it outside, we have
            people trying to do business here...

                         AARONOW
            That's what, that's what, that's
            what I was trying to do.
                   (pause)
            That's why I came in...I meet
            gestapo tac...

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (going back into his office)
            Excuse me...

                                                           74.


                         AARONOW
            I meet gestapo tactics...I meet
            gestapo tactics...That's not
            right... No man has the right
            to..."Call an attorney," that means
            you're guilt... you're under
            sus..."Co...," he says, "cooperate"
            or we'll go downtown.  That's
            not...as long as I've...

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (bursting out of his office)
            Will you get out of here.  Will you
            get out of here.  Will you.  I'm
            trying to run an office here.  Will
            you go to lunch?  Go to lunch.
            Will you go to lunch?
                   (retreats into office)


                         ROMA
                   (to Aaronow)
            Will you excuse...

                         AARONOW
            Where did Moss...?  I...

                         ROMA
            Will you excuse us please?

                         AARONOW
            Uh, uh, did he go to the restaurant?
                   (pause)
            I...I...
                   (exits)


                         ROMA
            I'm very sorry, Jimmy.  I apologize
            to you.

                         LINGK
            It's not me, it's my wife.

                         ROMA
                   (pause)
            What is?

                         LINGK
            I told you.

                         ROMA
            Tell me again.

                                                           75.


                         LINGK
            What's going on here?

                         ROMA
            Tell me again.  Your wife.

                         LINGK
            I told you.

                         ROMA
            You tell me again.

                         LINGK
            She wants her money back.

                         ROMA
            We're going to speak to her.

                         LINGK
            No.  She told me "right now."

                         ROMA
            We'll speak to her, Jim...

                         LINGK
            She won't listen.

Detective sticks his head out.

                         BAYLEN
            Roma.

                         LINGK
            She told me if not, I have to call
            the State's attorney.

                         ROMA
            No, no.  That's just something she
            "said." We don't have to do that.

                         LINGK
            She told me I have to.

                         ROMA
            No, Jim.

                         LINGK
            I do.  If I don't get my money
            back...

Williamson points out Roma to Baylen.

                                                           76.


                         BAYLEN
            Roma!
                   (to Roma)
            I'm talking to you...

                         ROMA
            I've...look.
                   (generally)
            Will someone get this guy off my
            back.

                         BAYLEN
            You have a problem?

                         ROMA
            Yes, I have a problem.  Yes, I do,
            my fr...It's not me that ripped the
            joint off, I'm doing business.
            I'll be with you in a while.  You
            got it...?
                   (looks back.  Lingk
                   is heading for the door)
            Where are you going?

                         LINGK
            I'm...

                         ROMA
            Where are you going...?  This is
            me...This is Ricky, Jim.  Jim,
            anything you want, you want it, you
            have it.  You understand?  This is
            me.  Something upset you.  Sit
            down, now sit down.  You tell me
            what it is.
                   (pause)
            Am I going to help you fix it?
            You're goddamned right I am.  Sit
            down.  Tell you something...?
            Sometimes we need someone from
            outside.  It's...no, sit down...Now
            talk to me.

                         LINGK
            I can't regotiate.

                         ROMA
            What does that mean?

                         LINGK
            That...

                                                           77.


                         ROMA
            ...what, what, say it.  Say it to
            me...

                         LINGK
            I...

                         ROMA
            What...?

                         LINGK
            I...

                         ROMA
            What...?  Say the words.

                         LINGK
            I don't have the power.
                   (pause)
            I said it.

                         ROMA
            What power?

                         LINGK
            The power to negotiate.

                         ROMA
            To negotiate what?
                   (pause)
            To negotiate what?

                         LINGK
            This.

                         ROMA
            What, "this"?

Pause.

                         LINGK
            The deal.

                         ROMA
            The "deal," forget the deal.
            Forget the deal, you've got
            something on your mind, Jim, what
            is it?

                         LINGK
                   (rising)
            I can't talk to you, you met my
            wife, I...

                                                           78.


Pause.

                         ROMA
            What?
                   (pause)
            What?
                   (pause)
            What, Jim: I tell you what, let's
            get out of here...let's go get a
            drink.

                         LINGK
            She told me not to talk to you.

                         ROMA
            Let's...no one's going to know,
            let's go around the corner and
            we'll get a drink.

                         LINGK
            She told me I had to get back the
            check or call the State's att...

                         ROMA
            Forget the deal, Jimmy.
                   (pause)
            Forget the deal...you know me.  The
            deal's dead.  Am I talking about
            the deal?  That's over.  Please.
            Let's talk about you.  Come on.
                   (pause.  Roma rises
                   and starts walking
                   toward the front door)
            Come on.
                   (pause)
            Come on, Jim.
                   (pause)
            I want to tell you something.  Your
            life is your own.  You have a
            contract with your wife.  You have
            certain things you do jointly, you
            have a bond there...and there are
            other things.  Those things are
            yours.  You needn't feel ashamed,
            you needn't feel that you're being
            untrue...or that she would abandon
            you if she knew.  This is your life.
                   (pause)
            Yes.  Now I want to talk to you
            because you're obviously upset and
            that concerns me.  Now let's go.
            Right now.

Lingk gets up and they start for the door.

                                                           79.


                         BAYLEN
                   (sticks his head out
                   of the door)
            Roma...

                         LINGK
            ...and...and...

Pause.

                         ROMA
            What?

                         LINGK
            And the check is...

                         ROMA
            What did I tell you?
                   (pause)
            What did I say about the three
            days...?

                         BAYLEN
            Roma, would you, I'd like to get
            some lunch...

                         ROMA
            I'm talking with Mr. Lingk.  If you
            please, I'll be back in.
                   (checks watch)
            I'll be back in a while...I told
            you, check with Mr. Williamson.

                         BAYLEN
            The people downtown said...

                         ROMA
            You call them again.  Mr.
            Williamson...!

                         WILLIAMSON
            Yes.

                         ROMA
            Mr. Lingk and I are going to...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Yes.  Please.  Please.
                   (to Lingk)
            The police
                   (shrugs)
            can be...

                                                           80.


                         LINGK
            What are the police doing?

                         ROMA
            It's nothing.

                         LINGK
            What are the police doing here...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            We had a slight burglary last night.

                         ROMA
            It was nothing...I was assuring Mr.
            Lingk...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Mr. Lingk.  James Lingk.  Your
            contract went out.  Nothing to...

                         ROMA
            John...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Your contract went out to the bank.

                         LINGK
            You cashed the check?

                         WILLIAMSON
            We...

                         ROMA
            ...Mr. Williamson...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Your check as cashed yesterday
            afternoon.  And we're completely
            insured, as you know, in any case.

Pause.

                         LINGK
                   (to Roma)
            You cashed the check?

                         ROMA
            Not to my knowledge, no...

                         WILLIAMSON
            I'm sure we can...

                                                           81.


                         LINGK
            Oh, Christ...
                   (starts out the door)
            Don't follow me...Oh, Christ.
                   (pause, to Roma)
            I know I've let you down.  I'm
            sorry.  For...Forgive...for...I
            don't know anymore.
                   (pause)
            Forgive me.

Lingk exits.  Pause.

                         ROMA
                   (to Williamson)
            You stupid fucking cunt.  You,
            Williamson...I'm talking to you,
            shithead...You just cost me six
            thousand dollars.
                   (pause)
            Six thousand dollars.  And one
            Cadillac.  That's right.  What are
            you going to do about it?  What are
            you goin to do about it, asshole.
            You fucking shit.  Where did you
            learn your trade.  You stupid
            fucking cunt.  You idiot.  Whoever
            told you you could work with men?

                         BAYLEN
            Could I...

                         ROMA
            I'm going to have your job, shithead.
            I'm going downtown and talk to
            Mitch and Murrray, and I'm going to
            Lemkin.  I don't care whose nephew
            you are, who you know, whose dick
            you're sucking on.  You're going
            out, I swear to you, you're going...

                         BAYLEN
            Hey, fella, let's get this done...

                         ROMA
            Anyone in this office lives on
            their wits...
                   (to Baylen)
            I'm going to be with you in a
            second.
                   (to Williamson)
            What you're hired for is to help
            us--does that seem clear to you?
                         (MORE)

                                                           82.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
            To help us.  Not to fuck us up...to
            help men who are going out there to
            try to earn a living.  You fairy.
            You company man...I'll tell you
            something else.  I hope you knocked
            the joint off, I can tell our
            friend here something might help
            him catch you.
                   (starts into the room)
            You want to learn the first rule
            you'd know if you ever spent a day
            in your life...you never open your
            mouth till you know what the shot
            is.
                   (pause)
            You fucking child...

Roma goes to the inner room.

                         LEVENE
            You are a shithead, Williamson...

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Mmm.

                         LEVENE
            You can't think on your feet you
            should keep your mouth closed.
                   (pause)
            You hear me?  I'm talking to you.
            Do you hear me...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Yes.
                   (pause)
            I hear you.

                         LEVENE
            You can't learn that in an office.
            Eh?  He's right.  You have to learn
            it on the streets.  You can't buy
            that.  You have to live it.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Mmm.

                         LEVENE
            Yes.  Mmm.  Yes.  Precisely.
            Precisely. 'Cause your partner
            depends on it.
                   (pause)
            I'm talking to you, I'm trying to
            tell you something.

                                                           83.


                         WILLIAMSON
            You are?

                         LEVENE
            Yes, I am.

                         WILLIAMSON
            What are you trying to tell me?

                         LEVENE
            What Roma's trying to tell you.
            What I told you yesterday.  Why you
            don't belong in this business.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Why I don't...

                         LEVENE
            You listen to me, someday you might
            say, "Hey..." No, fuck that, you
            just listen what I'm going to say:
            your partner depends on you.  Your
            partner...a man who's your "partner"
            depends on you...you have to go
            with him and for him...or you're
            shit, you're shit, you can't exist
            alone...

                         WILLIAMSON
                   (brushing past him)
            Excuse me...

                         LEVENE
            ...excuse me, nothing, you be as
            cold as you want, but you just
            fucked a good man out of six
            thousand dollars and his goddamn
            bonus 'cause you didn't know the
            shot, if you can do that and you
            aren't man enough that it gets you,
            then I don't know what, if you
            can't take some thing from that...
                   (blocking his way)
            you're scum, you're fucking white-
            bread.  You be as cold as you want.
            A child would know it, he's right.
                   (pause)
            You're going to make something up,
            be sure it will help or keep your
            mouth closed.

Pause.

                                                           84.


                         WILLIAMSON
            Mmm.

Levene lifts up his arm.

                         LEVENE
            Now I'm done with you.

Pause.

                         WILLIAMSON
            How do you know I made it up?

                         LEVENE
                   (pause)
            What?

                         WILLIAMSON
            How do you know I made it up?

                         LEVENE
            What are you talking about?

                         WILLIAMSON
            You said, "You don't make something
            up unless it's sure to help."
                   (pause)
            How did you know that I made it up?

                         LEVENE
            What are you talking about?

                         WILLIAMSON
            I told the customer that his
            contracts had gone to the bank.

                         LEVENE
            Well, hadn't it?

                         WILLIAMSON
            No.
                   (pause)
            It hadn't.

                         LEVENE
            Don't fuck with me, John, don't
            fuck with me...what are you saying?

                                                           85.


                         WILLIAMSON
            Well, I'm saying this, Shel:
            usually I take the contracts to the
            bank.  Last night I didn't.  How
            did you know that?  One night in a
            year I left a contract on my desk.
            Nobody knew that but you.  Now how
            did you know that?
                   (pause)
            You want to talk to me, you want to
            talk to someone else...because this
            is my job.  This is my job on the
            line, and you are going to talk to
            me.  Now how did you know that
            contract was on my desk?

                         LEVENE
            You're so full of shit.

                         WILLIAMSON
            You robbed the office.

                         LEVENE
                   (laughs)
            Sure!  I robbed the office.  Sure.

                         WILLIAMSON
            What'd you do with the leads?
                   (pause, points to the
                   Detective's room)
            You want to go in there?  I tell
            him what I know, he's going to dig
            up something...You got an alibi
            last night?  You better have one.
            What did you do with the leads?  If
            you tell me what you did with the
            leads, we can talk.

                         LEVENE
            I don't know what you are saying.

                         WILLIAMSON
            If you tell me where the leads are,
            I won't turn you in.  If you don't,
            I am going to tell the cop you
            stole them, Mitch and Murray will
            see that you go to jail.  Believe
            me they will.  Now, what did you do
            with the leads?  I'm walking in
            that door--you have five seconds to
            tell me: or you are going to jail.

                         LEVENE
            I...

                                                           86.


                         WILLIAMSON
            I don't care.  You understand?
            Where are the leads?
                   (pause)
            Alright.

Williamson goes to open the office door.

                         LEVENE
            I sold them to Jerry Graff.

                         WILLIAMSON
            How much did you get for them?
                   (pause)
            How much did you get for them?

                         LEVENE
            Five thousand.  I kept half.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Who kept the other half?

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            Do I have to tell you?
                   (pause, Williamson
                   starts to open the door)
            Moss.

                         WILLIAMSON
            That was easy, wasn't it?

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            It was his idea.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Was it?

                         LEVENE
            I...I'm sure he got more than the
            five, actually.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Uh-huh?

                         LEVENE
            He told me my share was twenty-five.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Mmm.

                                                           87.


                         LEVENE
            Okay: I...look: I'm going to make
            it worth your while.  I am.  I
            turned this thing around.  I closed
            the old stuff, I can do it again.
            I'm the one's going to close 'em.
            I am!  I am! 'Cause I turned this
            thing a...I can do that, I can do
            anyth...last night.  I'm going to
            tell you, I was ready to Do the
            Dutch.  Moss gets me, "Do this,
            we'll get well..." Why not.  Big
            fuckin' deal.  I'm halfway hoping
            to get caught.  To put me out of
            my...
                   (pause)
            But it taught me something.  What
            it taught me, that you've got to
            get out there.  Big deal.  So I
            wasn't cut out to be a thief.  I
            was cut out to be a salesman.  And
            now I'm back, and I got my balls
            back...and, you know, John, you
            have the advantage on me now:
            Whatever it takes to make it right,
            we'll make it right.  We're going
            to make it right.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I want to tell you something,
            Shelly.  You have a big mouth.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            What?

                         WILLIAMSON
            You've got a big mouth, and now I'm
            going to show you an even bigger
            one.
                   (starts toward the
                   Detective's door)


                         LEVENE
            Where are you going, John?...you
            can't do that, you don't want to do
            that...hold, hold on...hold on...
            wait...wait...wait...
                         (MORE)

                                                           88.


                         LEVENE (CONT'D)
                   (pulls money out of
                   his pockets)
            Wait...uh, look...
                   (starts splitting money)
            Look, twelve, twenty, two, twen...
            twenty-five hundred, it's...take it.
                   (pause)
            Take it all...
                   (pause)
            Take it!

                         WILLIAMSON
            No, I don't think so, Shel.

                         LEVENE
            I...

                         WILLIAMSON
            No, I think I don't want your money.
            I think you fucked up my office.
            And I think you're going away.

                         LEVENE
            I...what?  Are you, are you, that's
            why...?  Are you nuts?  I'm...I'm
            going to close for you, I'm going
            to...
                   (thrusting money at him)
            Here, here, I'm going to make this
            office...I'm going to be back there
            Number One...Hey, hey, hey!  This
            is only the
            beginning...List...list... listen.
            Listen.  Just one moment.
            List...here's what...here's what
            we're going to do.  Twenty percent.
            I'm going to give you twenty
            percent of my sales...
                   (pause)
            Twenty percent.
                   (pause)
            For as long as I am with the firm.
                   (pause)
            Fifty percent.
                   (pause)
            You're going to be my partner.
                   (pause)
            Fifty percent.  Of all my sales.

                         WILLIAMSON
            What sales?

                                                           89.


                         LEVENE
            What sales...?  I just closed
            eighty-two grand...Are you
            fuckin'...I'm back...I'm back, this
            is only the beginning.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Only the beginning...

                         LEVENE
            Abso...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Where have you been, Shelly?  Bruce
            and Harriet Nyborg.  Do you want to
            see the memos...?  They're nuts...
            they used to call in every week.
            When I was with Webb.  And we were
            selling Arizona...they're nuts...did
            you see how they were living?  How
            can you delude yours...

                         LEVENE
            I've got the check...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Forget it.  Frame it.  It's
            worthless.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
            The check's no good?

                         WILLIAMSON
            You stick around I'll pull the memo
            for you.
                   (starts for the door)
            I'm busy now...

                         LEVENE
            Their check's no good?  They're
            nuts...?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Call up the bank.  I called them.

                         LEVENE
            You did?

                                                           90.


                         WILLIAMSON
            I called them when we had the
            lead... four months ago.
                   (pause)
            The people are insane.  They just
            like talking to salesmen.

Williamson starts for door.

                         LEVENE
            Don't.

                         WILLIAMSON
            I'm sorry.

                         LEVENE
            Why?

                         WILLIAMSON
            Because I don't like you.

                         LEVENE
            John: John:...my daughter...

                         WILLIAMSON
            Fuck you.

Roma comes out of the Detective's door.  Williamson goes in.

                         ROMA
                   (to Baylen)
            Asshole...
                   (to Levene)
            Guy couldn't find his fuckin' couch
            in the living room...Ah, Christ...
            what a day, what a day...I haven't
            even had a cup of coffee...Jagoff
            John opens his mouth he blows my
            Cadillac...
                   (sighs)
            I swear...it's not a world of men...
            it's not a world of men, Machine...
            it's a world of clock watchers,
            bureaucrats, officeholders...what
            it is, it's a fucked-up
            world...there's no adventure to it.
                   (pause)
            Dying breed.  Yes it is.
                   (pause)
            We are the members of a dying breed.
            That's...that's...that's why we
            have to stick together.  Shel: I
            want to talk to you.
                         (MORE)

                                                           91.


                         ROMA (CONT'D)
            I've wanted to talk to you for some
            time.  For a long time, actually.
            I said, "The Machine, there's a man
            I would work with.  There's a
            man..." You know?  I never said a
            thing.  I should have, don't know
            why I didn't.  And that shit you
            were slinging on my guy today was
            so good...it...it was, and, excuse
            me, 'cause it isn't even my place
            to say it.  It was admirable...it
            was the old stuff.  Hey, I've been
            on a hot streak, so what?  There's
            things that I could learn from you.
            You eat today?

                         LEVENE
            Me.

                         ROMA
            Yeah.

                         LEVENE
            Mm.

                         ROMA
            Well, you want to swing by the
            Chinks, watch me eat, we'll talk?

                         LEVENE
            I think I'd better stay here for a
            while.

Baylen sticks his head out of the room:

                         BAYLEN
            Mr. Levene...?

                         ROMA
            You're done, come down, and let's...

                         BAYLEN
            Would you come in here, please?

                         ROMA
            And let's put this together.  Okay?
            Shel?  Say okay.

Pause.

                         LEVENE
                   (softly to himself)
            Huh.

                                                           92.


                         BAYLEN
            Mr. Levene, I think we have to talk.

                         ROMA
            I'm going to the Chinks.  You're
            done, come down, we're going to
            smoke a cigarette.

                         LEVENE
            I...

                         BAYLEN
                   (comes over)
            ...Get in the room.

                         ROMA
            Hey, hey, hey, easy friend.  That's
            the "Machine." That is Shelly "The
            Machine" Lev...

                         BAYLEN
            Get in the goddamn room.

Baylen starts manhandling Shelly into the room.

                         LEVENE
            Ricky, I...

                         ROMA
            Okay, okay, I'll be at the resta...

                         LEVENE
            Ricky...

                         BAYLEN
            "Ricky" can't help you, pal.

                         LEVENE
            ...I only want to...

                         BAYLEN
            Yeah.  What do you want?  You want
            to what?

He pushes Levene into the room, closes the door behind him.
Pause.

                         ROMA
            Williamson: listen to me: when the
            leads come in...listen to me: when
            the leads come in I want my top two
            off the list.  For me.  My usual
            two.  Anything you give Levene...

                                                           93.


                         WILLIAMSON
            ...I wouldn't worry about it.

                         ROMA
            Well I'm going to worry about it,
            and so are you, so shut up and
            listen.
                   (pause)
            I GET HIS ACTION.  My stuff is
            mine, whatever he gets for himself,
            I'm talking half.  You put me in
            with him.

Aaronow enters.

                         AARONOW
            Did they...?

                         ROMA
            You understand?

                         AARONOW
            Did they catch...?

                         ROMA
            Do you understand?  My stuff is
            mine, his stuff is ours.  I'm
            taking half of his commissions--
            now, you work it out.

                         WILLIAMSON
            Mmm.

                         AARONOW
            Did they find the guy who broke
            into the office yet?

                         ROMA
            No.  I don't know.

Pause.

                         AARONOW
            Did the leads come in yet?

                         ROMA
            No.

                         AARONOW
                   (settling into a desk chair)
            Oh, God, I hate this job.

                         ROMA
                   (simultaneous with
                   "job," exiting the office)
            I'll be at the restaurant.

Glengarry Glen Gross



Writers :   David Mamet
Genres :   Drama


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