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'WHAT YOU'LL DO TO HANG-ON' - 'DOG-EAT-DOG-DRAMA'
on 17 May 2015
The film is based upon a prize-winning play written by 'David Mamet' and is brought to the screen boasting an array of
high-profile actors to play out this dog at dog office drama.
'Premier Property Agency' sells real-estate 'Blake' (Alec Baldwin) is given the task of throwing down the gauntlet to the
four salesmen in the office, the salesman that sells the most real estate will get to keep their job, the lowest gets fired.
This puts 'Shelley' (Jack Lemmon) the eldest and past his sell-by date, 'Ricky' (Al Pacino) a fast-talking operator, 'Dave'
(Ed Harris) the guy with all the 'mouth in the office and 'George' (Alan Arkin) a timid and unassuming character, at odds
with each other.
'Blake' during his speech had shown them a box containing several plum leads that he would be taking up leaving the
four with warn-out leads that have been tried and failed before.
Office manager 'John Williamson' (Kevin Spacey) who has a obvious ruthless streak seems to be holding all the aces as
it is he who hands out the possible leads.
The pressure the four have been put under will put them at odds with each other, they will do anything to top the leader
-board, lie, bribe, threaten and even steal to keep their job.
The film brings out the best in actors such as veteran 'Jack Lemmon' and indeed 'Ed Harris' and 'Kevin Spacey'
(The latter of course has been the key-player in the successful U.S version of 'House Of Cards' series)
An Office of Discontent........well worth a viewing
The picture quality on this format is good as is the sound quality.
(The film was recommended to me by fellow reviewer 'dealey')
The only additional Feature on-board - The Theatrical Trailer