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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?"

Director:

Kevin Carlin

Writers:

Jimeoin, Kevin Carlin (additional material) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

El extra See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$496,298
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Because of its tight budget, the producers of the film put an add in the paper for extras to work for free. 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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Maybe Tomorrow
Written by Geoff Maddock
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I like Jimeoin but was very disappointed
1 May 2005 | by warren-johnstoneSee all my reviews

Jimeoin is a nameless actor who finds himself as the eternal extra… never to play a principle role in a movie. He finds himself caught up with a group of would-be stars all trying to gain a break but none of them are able to do so.

I was ready for a good comedy, but was bitterly disappointed. Jimeoin is a great comedian but this smacked of 'try hard' and it just failed. There were a few moments where I laughed out aloud and I recognised several moments of clever humour, but it wasn't enough. I enjoyed spotting the good familiar Aussie actors and scenes around Melbourne. I think you should spend your money seeing something else...


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