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The Extra (2005)

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A simplistic bloke with innocent eyes who sees movie stars getting money and girls and says, "Why not me?"

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimeoin ...
The Extra
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Curtis Thai-Buckworth
Katherine Slattery ...
Claudia Grey
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Det. Paul Ridley
Bob Franklin ...
Marko
Helen Dallimore ...
Kylie Crackenrack
Colin Lane ...
Danny
Raj Ryan ...
Simon Jones
Tayler Kane ...
Brett Tamsin
Kristy Hinze ...
Katherine Arena
William Ten Eyck ...
Ruben Rosenthal
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Loftus (as Michael Carmen)
Livinia Nixon ...
Celeste Skye
Michael Veitch ...
Doctor
Tony Nikolakopoulos ...
Tony - Marko's Bouncer #1
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Jimeoin, in the title role, plays a man fixated on the concept of celebrity, or more accurately, how he can become one. He is passionate about being a celebrity, but unfortunately he just isn't very talented. After trying to secure roles in myriad productions he finally finds employment as an extra, and what follows is his misadventures as he becomes involved with shady business men, producers and mobsters all of whom are fixated with show business. Written by I'm Sorry Julie

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Nobody knew his name. They still don't.

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Comedy | Romance

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21 April 2005 (Australia)  »

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Because of its tight budget, the producers of the film put an add in the paper for extras to work for free. See more »

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The names of every extra appearing in the movie are credited first. Unfortunately, the text is so small, it is impossible to identify them. See more »

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Produced by Nick Hartley and Steve Balbi for Green Dragon Productions
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I laughed once, so.........
25 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm a big Jimeoin fan. Huge. But I think i've realised I only like his stand-up work. His first movie "The Craic" was terrible, and this may be worse. I don't understand how he wrote this, the same guy who writes his stand-up routine, yet the movie is so poor. I didn't laugh once. I went "ha" in one scene. Bob Franklin, Colin Lane and Shaun Micallef were totally wasted.

The movie is about a movie extra who wants to get a starring role so he can become a big star, become famous and become important. Problem is is that he's a terrible actor and has lots of bad luck. Does he realise his dream? I'd say "you have to see the movie" but I don't want you to get mad at me for wasting a couple of bucks hiring the DVD.

I admire him for giving the comedy movie a go, history shows Aussie's have been terrible at making comedies ("The Castle" is excused), but maybe stick to the gags Jimeoin.

(I gave the movie a 1 for the fact it was shot in Melbourne and had some good shots)


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