Extras (2005–2007)
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Ben Stiller 

Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.
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Cast

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Boris Boscovic ...
Goran (as Boris Boskovic)
Steve Jackson ...
Jon
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Liza Sadovy ...
Jackie Greer
Jay Villiers ...
Producer
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Producer's Wife
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Woman In Bar
Thomas Byrne ...
Boy
Paul Tripp ...
Grip
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Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The scene where Ben Stiller tells an extra how to beat up an old lady with the butt of a gun was completely ad libbed. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the episode, when Andy is complaining about receiving the journalist part with fewer lines, he is given the part of Journalist 2, comments about how much more Journalist 1 has and asks Goran to make him Journalist 2, not 1. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stiller: Who are you?
Andy Millman: Nobody.
Ben Stiller: Yeah. Nobody. Hmmm. And who am I?
Andy Millman: It's either Starsky or Hutch, I can never remember.
Ben Stiller: Was that supposed to be funny?
Andy Millman: You tell me, you were in it.
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Connections

References Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

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Tea For The Tillerman
(uncredited)
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
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Superb comedy from Messers Gervais and Merchant
22 February 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This episode was originally intended as the second in the series (the DVD has the correct running) but was moved forward, perhaps due to the better script or the presence of Ben Stiller. Whatever the reason, this is cracking comedy.

Stiller sends himself up brilliantly, portraying himself as an egotistical, power-mad actor turned director. Superb stuff.

Gervais is his simpering best as the struggling extra trying to coax a few lines out of a film's genocide witness and expert, Goran, and the film's producer. This is a cue for classic Gervais tragicomedy. You genuinely feel for the character of Andy Millman, an individual far removed from the self confident David Brent, as he slips into Larry David territory, i.e. speaking first, thinking afterwards.

The delightfully beautiful Ashley Jensen is a wonderful actress and lights up every scene she appears in.

This episode of "Extras" is a beautifully crafted show and a joy to watch.


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