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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimeoin ...
The Extra
Curtis Thai-Buckworth
Katherine Slattery ...
Claudia Grey
Det. Paul Ridley
Bob Franklin ...
Helen Dallimore ...
Kylie Crackenrack
Colin Lane ...
Raj Ryan ...
Simon Jones
Tayler Kane ...
Brett Tamsin
Kristy Hinze ...
Katherine Arena
William Ten Eyck ...
Ruben Rosenthal
Michael Carman ...
Loftus (as Michael Carmen)
Livinia Nixon ...
Celeste Skye
Michael Veitch ...
Tony - Marko's Bouncer #1


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.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El extra  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is based on a short also entitled "The Extra" which was directed by Australian writer-commercial director Darren Ashton and shown at the Melbourne Shorts Film in 2000 where Jimeoin was a judge. The film might have only come in second but Jimeoin made a deal with Ashton to turn the film into a feature starring himself. 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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I like Jimeoin but was very disappointed
1 May 2005 | by (Townsville, Australia) – See all my reviews

Jimeoin is a nameless actor who finds himself as the eternal extra… never to play a principle role in a movie. He finds himself caught up with a group of would-be stars all trying to gain a break but none of them are able to do so.

I was ready for a good comedy, but was bitterly disappointed. Jimeoin is a great comedian but this smacked of 'try hard' and it just failed. There were a few moments where I laughed out aloud and I recognised several moments of clever humour, but it wasn't enough. I enjoyed spotting the good familiar Aussie actors and scenes around Melbourne. I think you should spend your money seeing something else...

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