Warning: Video contains explicit language.
This film adaptation of David Mamet’s profane Pulitzer Prize–winning play is a masterpiece of mean, manly put-downs. Many of them are contained in Alec Baldwin’s justly famous monologue. The funny thing is, his character, Blake, wasn’t even in the original play: Mamet invented him just for the film.
Blake: “Put that coffee down! Coffee is for closers only.”
Blake: “We’re adding a little something to this month’s sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is, you’re fired.”
Blake: “F— you! That’s my name!”