it's ironic that a writer who now totes himself as a conservative made the best bit of fiction agit-prop against the business world that writers & filmmakers who died communist could never make. The entire cast is great but if you had to pick the 2 best peformances are Lemmon (as desperpate & amoral as he is you sympathize with him right up to his punishment) & Baldwin (1 o f the great 1 scene performances).
Watch this for Pacino and Baldwin's performances, oh wait you also have Lemmon, Pryce, Harris, Spacey and Arkin holy shit how come nobody talks about this film. A great film to watch for anyone who loves mamet.
James Foley never directed another good movie (that I've seen) but man did he get lucky in directing Mamet's best play ever.
The actors in this were a the height of their creative forces, after this Pacino and Spacey went head first into the abyss of has been actors central.
This movie is like a cock fight allegory of the cruelty among men and if I'm not mistaken: capitalism.