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A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

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Louis Ives
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Vivian Cudlip
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Meredith Lagerfeld
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Katherine Hart
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Gershon Gruen
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Aresh
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Otto Bellman
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Brad
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Sandra
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Lois Huber
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George
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Usher (as Lewis Payton)
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Tanya
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Storyline

Louis, a young teacher enamored of the age of F. Scott Fitzgerald, loses his job when he's caught trying on a bra he finds in a campus office. He decides to go to New York City to find himself and to be a writer. He answers an ad for a housemate placed by the eccentric and opinionated Henry Harrison; an odd-couple relationship starts. Louis gets a job selling advertising for a green magazine and fancies Mary, a co-worker. He meets Henry's neighbor, the hirsute Gershon, and Henry offers Paul schooling in the gentleman's world of being an "extra man" - a hired companion, a gigolo - for older women. Can Louis sort out these varied worlds as well as his own expectations? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not gigolos, they're gentlemen See more »

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 January 2011 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

Os Acompanhantes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,861 (USA) (30 July 2010)

Gross:

$453,079 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Trivia

One of the patrons of Sally's bar is author Jonathan Ames, who wrote the novel which the movie is based on. See more »

Goofs

As the main characters ride in a convertible out of the city, the background scenery of a cemetery is continuously repeated. See more »

Quotes

Henry Harrison: What are you reading there?
Louis Ives: Henry James.
Henry Harrison: It's unreadable. I mean, his early work wasn't as bad. He burned himself, you know. He sat on a stove and shriveled his testicles. That may account for his sudden change of style.
Louis Ives: I didn't know that.
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References Synecdoche, New York (2008) See more »

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Bossa del Breezy
Composed by Stephen Edwards
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A vaguely interesting look into several wacky characters
4 December 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a male playwright and part time escort who takes on a young professor with transvestite tendency as his flatmate.

"The Extra Man" is an interesting look into the lives of three wacky characters, but it does not offer much else. It is engaging enough to make you keep watching, but it does not make you beg for more. The film concentrates on how the characters are at present, but it gives little insight into why they are the way they are. I expect that this kind of film to be more introspective, but it is not. The weird interpersonal relationships among all the characters are vaguely interesting, maybe I cannot get into them more because their universe is so far from mine.


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