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The Extra Man (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Lewis Payton Jr. ...
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The wedding scene at the end of the film, and the rice throwing on the street afterward, took place at The New Middle Collegiate Church, Second Avenue, East Village, located between Sixth and Seventh Streets. 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: I'm against the education of women. It dulls their senses and affects their performance in the buduoir.
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References Tell No One (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Bossa del Breezy
Composed by Stephen Edwards
Provided by 5 Alarm Music and Source in Sync Music LLC
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refreshing laugh
26 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i saw this movie because I am a John C Reilly fan, however, much to my chagrin, even with his minor role, this gave me many genuine deep "what the f%$#" laughs. I also like Paul Dano and think he really played this character well. His look of horror at his woman self was priceless, especially when he had to dodge flying Christmas ornaments from harry.

it was quirky yet boldly in-touch and the humor spoke to me. It was a movie that I watched by myself on a lonely night and it certainly took me out of my head.

this is the only movie I have ever watched that I was motivated to write the review for.


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