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The Extra (2005)

A simplistic bloke with innocent eyes who sees movie stars getting money and girls and says, "Why not me?"



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimeoin ... The Extra
... Curtis Thai-Buckworth
Katherine Slattery ... Claudia Grey
... Det. Paul Ridley
Bob Franklin ... Marko
Helen Dallimore ... Kylie Crackenrack
Colin Lane ... Danny
Raj Ryan ... Simon Jones
... Brett Tamsin
Kristy Hinze ... Katherine Arena
William Ten Eyck ... Ruben Rosenthal
Michael Carman ... Loftus (as Michael Carmen)
Livinia Nixon ... Celeste Skye
Michael Veitch ... Doctor
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Tony - Marko's Bouncer #1


Jimeoin, in the title role, plays a man fixated on the concept of celebrity, or more accurately, how he can become one. He is passionate about being a celebrity, but unfortunately he just isn't very talented. After trying to secure roles in myriad productions he finally finds employment as an extra, and what follows is his misadventures as he becomes involved with shady business men, producers and mobsters all of whom are fixated with show business. Written by I'm Sorry Julie

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Nobody knew his name. They still don't.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El extra  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film within this film "The Eternal Flame III" features an actress called Catherine Arena, the name of Jimeoin's real life wife. See more »

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The names of every extra appearing in the movie are credited first. Unfortunately, the text is so small, it is impossible to identify them. See more »


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A nobody in the movie biz tries to move upward, but simply isn't
1 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Certainly didn't expect this sort great entertainment when I sat down to watch "The Extra". With only 200 votes on IMDb, you're just not expecting anything. This movie really had it's on heart, it's on soul. With the sort of Hawaiian wacky ambient music streaming and the stunningly cute girl starring as Claudia, it's definitely worth your time. Short summary: Some guy with silly Irish like accent comes to the big movie city, tries to make the big time. The beginning starts with the end, though it's not all that clear all the time where you stand in the chronology. Doesn't matter if you don't like this sort of film.

If it stands between this and "Troja" (or any big time Hollywood picture) go with the Extra!

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