Any recommendations? Beyond the usual sustpects like Boiler Room, Wall Street, or Trading Places? Just for kicks, favorite scene from any of the above or another film not mentioned? I'm going with the compliance officer scene in Boiler Room and Gekko's "Cause it's wreckable!" comeback.
I'm a big fan. Baldwin's rant is classic. I'm especially into the scene at the end when Shelly (Lemon's character) gives the details on a deal he just closed and Pacino's character breaks in mid phrase in a mantra like "always be closing" at which point Shelly responds "oh yeah, that's what I've been saying. Convert that MFer, sell him, make him sign the check!" When I played this for a friend he was so into that line and Lemon's enthusiasm that he put it on a 30 second loop on his dvd and watched it at least ten times... Great film.
I once cued up the Baldwin speech for a sales meeting at my old firm.
I was the only one who knew what was coming!
It took them a while to KNOW that it wasn't really from Mitch and Murray downtown.
I HATE that movie! It is TOO real! It cut's way too close to the bone!
I watch it like that guy the Billy Crystal used to play "D'jaever take a tweezer and jambit in your ear so far that it just won't go any farther, it hurts so bad? And then and then you get a book or a hammer or somethin heavy and you just keep hittin it and hittin it and hittin it till you pass out?"
"Yeah, I hate when that happens."
That Glengarry Glen Ross!
Then there was the time that the other guy Cued up the Danny (Louie De Palma) DaVito video "I know how to get REALLLY DIRTY!"
""I know I, know you're afraid that one of these biotech companies are going to develop a germ and it's going to get out and kill half the world. I have just one question for you. If you're in the half that lives, do you want to be RICH?"
Unfortunately, the tape was put away into the wrong case (there was also a tape about a money manager that meeting) and Hapless Broker sent the tape off to a foundation to play at the BOD meeting so that they might direct several millions to HB! OOOps! Boards at foundations have no sense of humor, apparently!
go to u tube and watch people re-enact these classic scenes. they are much funnier than the movie. Just think who would actually take the time to do it.
Glengarry Glen Ross.
"Put that coffee down. Coffee is for CLOSERS!"
Great Joe! Probably the most relevant film (actually a stage production originally) that is not about our industry. It was a shock for the wife to explain to her that "yes, that sh*t does happen in our business".
If Scar Face would have been a broker he would have been huge.
I still like that final scene as he loads the grenade onto his big-ol gun and watches as they approach the door to his office. I know, it isnt a broker movie.