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The Man from Elysian Fields ()


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A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a... See more »

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Byron
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Luther
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Dena
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Andrea
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Alcott
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Nigel
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Edward Rodgers
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Jennifer Adler
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Virgil Koster
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Paul Pearson
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Domenico
Susan Barnes ...
Attractive Woman
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Bartender
Asha Siewkumar ...
Receptionist
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Restaurant Patron
Laura Meshell ...
Restaurant Patron
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Female Customer
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Lottie
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Street Car Vendor
Yasmin D'Mello ...
Yasmin
Sonia Sanz ...
Georgette
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Obnoxious Lady
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Construction Forman
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Performance Artist
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Performance Artist
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Chauffer
Michael Hughes ...
Car Valet
Julian Fleisher ...
Himself - Jazz Singer (as Julian Fleischer)
Joseph Paur ...
Opera Singer
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Himself (uncredited)
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Upscale Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Joseph Della Sorte ...
Valet (uncredited)
Franckie Diago ...
Female on Escort Card (uncredited)
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Worker in Pasadena (uncredited)
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Joey (uncredited)
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Marcus (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Hickenlooper

Written by

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Phillip Jayson Lasker ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Brooks ... executive producer
Joe Drago ... executive producer: CineSon (as Joseph Drago)
Glenn S. Gainor ... co-producer
Andy Garcia ... producer
Larry Katz ... executive producer
David Kronemeyer ... producer
Andrew Pfeffer ... producer
Vicky Pike ... co-executive producer
Morris Ruskin ... executive producer
Tony Vitale ... co-producer
Norm Waitt ... executive producer
Josie Wechsler ... associate producer
Dara Weintraub ... co-producer
Donald Zuckerman ... producer

Music by

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Anthony Marinelli

Cinematography by

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Kramer Morgenthau ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Brown

Editorial Department

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Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Richard Flores Jr. ... telecine colorist
Yoshie Ishiguro ... assistant editor
Scott Niemeyer ... post-production executive
Michael Toji ... post production supervisor
Chuck Winston ... color timer

Casting By

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Heidi Levitt

Production Design by

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Franckie Diago

Art Direction by

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Jay Spratt

Set Decoration by

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Dara Waxman

Costume Design by

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Matthew Jacobsen ... (as Matt Jacobsen)

Makeup Department

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Tyler Ely ... hair stylist
Julie Hewett ... makeup artist: Mick Jagger
K.G. Ramsey ... hair department head
Rick Sharp ... makeup department head
Dulcie Smith ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Debra L. Gainor ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Danny Green ... second assistant director
Rick Kelly ... second second assistant director
Mark Anthony Little ... first assistant director (as Mark Little)

Art Department

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Ryan J. Beyer ... set dresser
Mark Boucher ... paint supervisor
Wendy Pier Cassileth ... art department coordinator (as Wendy P. Cassileth)
Yoo Jung Han ... assistant art director
Lorri Jakubuv ... prop master
Sean Lyons ... scenic artist
Garry McEvoy ... stand-by painter
Lee Ross ... lead scenic

Sound Department

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Robby Bartholomew ... re-recording mixer
Matthew C. Beville ... adr mixer
Frank Buckner ... sound utility
Mike Chock ... supervising sound editor (as Michael Chock)
Bill J. DiDonna ... boom operator (as Bill DiDonna)
Stanley Kastner ... re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff ... first assistant sound editor
Phil Lee ... sound recordist
Peter V. Meiselmann ... production sound mixer
Todd Morrissey ... sound recordist
Steuart Pearce ... production sound mixer
Reuben Simon ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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José Ignacio Álvarez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Michael Backauskas ... optical lineup (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tommy Mack Turvey ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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William Ambrose ... grip
David Barker ... video assist operator
Lisa Bonaccorso ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Erin Franklyn ... grip
Michael Goldman ... best boy grip
Kelly Krotine ... camera loader
Michael Lowrance ... electrician
Richard A. Ludt ... dolly grip
John Lynch ... grip
Jamie Maxtone-Graham ... director of photography: second unit
Darin Moran ... assistant camera: "a" camera
Randy Nolen ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Ziggy Pedone ... electrician
Curtis Smith ... grip
Keith Talley ... key grip
Rico Torres ... still photographer: specials

Casting Department

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Joseph Hicks ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Roberto Carneiro ... costume supervisor
Jessica Torok ... costumer

Music Department

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Mark Curry ... music editor / scoring mixer
James Fitzpatrick ... music contractor
Randy Gerston ... music supervisor
Brian Leff ... music coordinator
Anthony Marinelli ... conductor / music producer / orchestrator
Thomas Morse ... composer: additional music
Georgiana Ramsland ... music editor
Amy Rosen ... associate music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Billy Colbert ... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes ... driver

Other crew

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Sarah Anthony ... production office coordinator
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
David C. Bernat ... assistant: Mr. Gainor
Lori Beth Bernat ... assistant to director
Chris Doss ... executive in charge of finance
Vanessa Grayson ... stand-in: Julianna Margulies/Olivia Williams
Dan Harder ... production medic
Tami Hodges Gruneich ... key set production assistant (as Tami Hodges-Malaniak)
Joanna L. Rees Jones ... distribution executive
Heather Joyce ... distribution coordinator
Adam R. Mehr ... attorney
Monika Petrillo ... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)
Hannah Sim ... co-choreographer
David Sitzman ... contracts administrator
Amy Smolev ... payroll accountant (as Amy Fitzer)
Mark Steger ... co-choreographer
Gwenn Stroman ... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Santiago Verdu ... stand-in: Andy Garcia
Jim Wheelan ... craft service
Rhonda Wheelan ... craft service
Todd Zeller ... unit publicist
Rachel Flackett ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Rapke ... set production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kerry Li ... special thanks
J.B. White ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Byron Tiller, happily married with a young child, is a writer whose last novel has ended up in the remainder bins. Down on his luck and struggling to make ends meet, he keeps bashing away, refusing to admit that perhaps he is not that good. One day, at wit's end and feeling sorry for himself, he meets someone who has actually read his book: a rather elegant looking Englishman who introduces himself as Luther Fox. Luther runs an escort agency Elysian Fields, which provides extremely wealthy women with attractive, intelligent dates. Desperate for any job- and Luther guarantees good pay and convinces him that it can be only temporary -Byron reluctantly agrees, keeping the whole thing hidden from his wife. He soon finds himself face-to-face with an extremely attractive woman, whose aging husband is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grappling with a novel that may be his last. Before long, Byron finds himself immersed in a world that he finds almost impossible to believe and even harder to explain. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines Wealth affords the ultimate extravagance. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ein Mann für geheime Stunden (Germany)
  • Servicio de compañía (Spain)
  • Escort på deltid (Denmark)
  • Homem de Aluguer (Portugal)
  • Gra w slowa (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $46,353, 29 Sep 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Production was limited to thirty days, because the financing ran out. See more »
Goofs When Byron and Andrea first appear in bed together, Andrea's lingerie shoulder strap is alternately under her left arm/on her shoulder between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Making 'Blood Work' (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Byron Tiller Main Title See more »
Crazy Credits At the beginning of the credits, the main characters have cameos with titles of the characters they play See more »
Quotes Tobias Alcott: Be careful of women who love you just the way you are - it's a sure sign they settle too easily.
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