There have been lots of iconic scenes in movies that are related to business, so I was interested to see a WatchMojo video of the Top 10 Business Movie Speeches.
The list includes a bunch of clips you would expect, such as scenes from Wall Street and Glengarry Glen Ross, and the Boiler Room scene where Ben Affleck tries to be Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross.
I liked a lot of the picks in their list, but one glaring omission, in my opinion, was Back to School.
Yes, the Rodney Dangerfield movie from the 80’s where he joins his son in college.
The scene, I think, that should be on the list is where Dangerfield is in a class with a professor who is explaining how business works, a textbook idea of business.
The professor gives his overview and then says, “Any questions, class?”
At that point, Dangerfield interjects with his real world examples of running a successful business – his character is a successful business owner.
The comedy legend schools the professor.