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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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Meredith Lagerfeld
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Katherine Hart
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Aresh
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Otto Bellman
Alex Burns ...
Brad
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Sandra
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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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a sexless new comedy See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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27 January 2011 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

Os Acompanhantes  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,861, 1 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$453,079, 24 October 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Paul Dano and Kevin Kline previously appeared together in The Emperor's Club (2002). See more »

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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 can't be seen when I'm dancing! Whew! I forgot you were here.
Louis Ives: Well, I... I...
Henry Harrison: Next time I exercise, I'll make sure that you're OUT, but sometimes the NEED is just too great!
Louis Ives: No problem!
Henry Harrison: I must keep in shape, you know. I try to move whatever I think is rotting.
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References Synecdoche, New York (2008) See more »

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Air in G
Written by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Eric Zimmerman
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Kevin Kline is excellent
30 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have not seen Kevin Kline as funny as he is here in "The Extra Man," since his Oscar winning "A Fish Called Wanda," I thought he would be hysterical as Artemus Gordon in "The Wild Wild West," but I was terribly mistaken. Kline redeems his comic traits in "The Extra Man," the character is zany, and eccentric, fully of mystery, and entertaining stories. His young protégé is also entertaining, with humor, and drama. I thought John C. Riley's performance was quite hilarious, even if it is a small role. The 3 mens antics as a team are funny as well as touching. I would definitely recommend this film be seen. *****


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