Glengarry Glen Ross
written by David Mamet
(Roma is speaking to his office manager, Williamson, who in trying to help Roma close a sale with his customer, lies and blows the deal.)
Roma: You stupid fuckin' cunt. You, Williamson; I'm talkin' to you, shithead. You just cost me six thousand dollars, six thousand dollars and one Cadillac. That's right. What are you gonna do about it? What are you gonna do about it, asshole, you fuckin' shit? Where did ya learn your trade, ya stupid fuckin' cunt, you idiot? Who ever told you that you could work with men? Detective (Jude Ciccolella): Could I uh...?
Roma: Oh, I'm gonna have your job, shithead. I'm goin' downtown, I'm gonna talk to Mitch and Murray. I'm going to Limkin! I don't care whose nephew you are, who you know, whose dick you're suckin' on, you're goin' out. I swear to you! You're goin'.
Detective: Hey fella, let's get this done!
(Roma turns and looks at him, complete a 180-degree turn back to Williamson.)
Roma: Anyone in this office lives on his wits. (turns back to the detective) I'm gonna be with you in a second. (turns back to Williamson) What you're hired for is to help us. Does that seem clear to you? To help us, not to fuck us up. To help men who are going out there to try to earn a living, you fairy, you company man. I'll tell you somethin' else; I hope you ripped the joint off, I could tell our friend here a little something might help him to catch you. (turns to go into the office and talk to the detective, stops and turns back for his parting shot to Williamson) You wanna learn the first rule? You'd know if you ever spent a day in your life. You never open your mouth till you know what the shot is. You fucking child.
Kudos and much thanks go to Nick for this monologue, it is very much appreciated. Thank you very much to Giovanni for sending corrections to this piece.
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