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The Extra Man (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  27 January 2011 (Greece)
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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
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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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a sexless new comedy See more »

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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

In upper crust society of New York and Palm Beach, escorts are often called "walkers," and some men do make a career out of being walkers. 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 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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Bossa del Breezy
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Quirky, Funny, Different, Interesting
21 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting movie, full of off beat laughs and phenomenal acting by Kevin Kline and Paul Dano and John C. Reilly. Intellectually stimulating, fun, and most importantly, different than the average movie. Paul Dano is brilliantly cast as a young writer who has some confusion about his sexuality and also feels he is meant to be in another era. Kevin Kline is hilarious as an off beat character whose political and social views are quite out of the ordinary. The movie allows the audience to ponder, while not being overly ambiguous. The scene at the beach when John C. Reilly sings and Kevin Kline teaches Paul Dano to dance, is a keeper for my memory bank. "Get me off this Godforsaken beach. I need alcohol and civilization".


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