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Extra: In the Background of a Dream (2001)

Extra offers the first true glimpse of the absurd, oppresive, yet hopeful experience of working in front of the camera - even when it barely knows you are there.

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Topher Straus
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Credited cast:
Catfish Bates Catfish Bates ... Himself
Helen Bates Helen Bates ... Herself
Patty Reed Patty Reed ... Herself
Kim Reed Kim Reed ... Herself
Emmy Collins ... Himself
Carl Joy Carl Joy ... Himself
Daniel Schweiger ... Himself
Grant Wilfley Grant Wilfley ... Himself
Ron Millkie ... Himself
Shannon K. Dunn ... Herself
Angus Duncan Angus Duncan ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Topher Straus ... Himself
Corren Tyler Corren Tyler ... Herself
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In the world of Hollywood and celebrities, known mostly for its glamorous lifestyles and big dreamers, there exists a segregated underworld, a subculture where dreams are rarely realized and whose contributions go unappreciated. EXTRA: In the Background of a Dream offers the first true glimpse of the most common Hollywood experience, documenting the plight of movie ?extras?, or as they?re known in the business, ?background artists?. Through numerous hours of interviewing and observing on sets, including Little Nicki, 13 Days, The Beach Boys (TV), V.I.P. (TV), and a national commercial, EXTRA: In the Background of a Dream is a raw examination of the extra?s world of hope and disillusionment. Taking a behind-the-scenes look at two families immersed in ?background? life, EXTRA: In the Background of a Dream focuses on: Catfish Bates, a responsible, proud extra supported and respected by his loving wife Helen. Eking a living off an extra?s meager pay, Catfish and Helen is a story of a ... Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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