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.
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).
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.