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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
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on 19 August 2017
As others have mentioned, there's a problem with this bluray.
It's been transferred at the wrong aspect ratio - the film is 2.34:1 and should have black bars on a 16x9 tv.

Instead, it fills the screen (as though it was a 16x9 image) resulting in a vertically stretched picture.
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on 18 April 2010
If someone told you that one of the best films you'll ever see was about a group of real estate salesmen whose jobs were on the line you'd probably be somewhat suspicious. But it's true. The numerous other 5 star reviews attest to just how good this film is. A once-in-a-lifetime cast, great direction and a brilliant script. Everybody is at the top of their game. Al Pacino was nominated for best supporting actor for this at the Oscars but actually won for best actor in Scent of a Woman, a rare double nomination. He's infinitely better in this. It's another example of Hollywood giving an Oscar to the wrong performance. Jack Lemmon, who apparently was was unhappy with some of the more colourful language he had to use (it's a long way from Hollywood in the 1950s) is amazing. But then everyone is amazing; if ever there was a reason to give a collective Oscar for ensemble acting this is it. Alec Baldwin's 5 minutes on screen is the stuff of legend among acting fans. I could go on but, trust me, there's not a non-brilliant performance in the whole film.
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on 25 July 2017
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on 20 May 2017
I recommend this movie all the time. The cast is outstanding. The story can be painful to watch but it is worth it.
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on 19 June 2017
Product is as expected though the movie itself is an ordeal!
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on 20 August 2017
Great film
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on 23 July 2017
Great dialogue, fantastic acting by every member of the cast. Jack Lemmon is incredible to watch.
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on 10 May 2015
Bought for gift
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on 8 June 2017
Great story and legendary actors. One of my top favourite films.
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