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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

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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
Alex Burns ...
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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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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27 January 2011 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

Os Acompanhantes  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,861 (USA) (1 August 2010)

Gross:

$453,079 (USA) (24 October 2010)
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When Kevin Kline was on to promote the movie, interviewers stated that it's like it was written for him and nobody can't imagine anybody else playing the part of Henry Harrison. Kevin couldn't either. 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 »

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[last lines]
English Narrator: And as the young gentleman threw rice with the rest, he finally understood the words of his dear and essential friend Henry Harrison: "So there we are. Where are we?"
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Soundtracks

Faron Young (Acoustic Version)
Written by Paddy McAloon
Performed by Prefab Sprout
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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