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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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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 ... Kylie Crackenrack
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 ... 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.

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The film is based on a short also entitled "The Extra" which was directed by Australian writer-commercial director Darren Ashton and shown at the Melbourne Shorts Film in 2000 where Jimeoin was a judge. The film might have only come in second but Jimeoin made a deal with Ashton to turn the film into a feature starring himself. 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 heard bad things, and was pleasantly surprised
21 April 2005 | by m-arnold-1See all my reviews

I had heard bad reviews for this gem (such as the comment prior to mine), so went into the cinema with low expectations. But, not only did this movie have me laughing out loud regularly throughout, I also found the "average bloke with stars in his eyes" romance quite charming.

Just goes to show how bi-polar opinions can be - because I didn't think much of Jimeon's other movie, The Craic, and yet from what I've heard, public opinion is the other way around.

I know that my 2 friends in the cinema with me liked it at least as much as me, if not more, and we weren't the only ones laughing in the audience that night.

I thought the supporting roles played by a variety of recognizable Australian faces were great, and no, Jimeon's acting isn't Oscar winning, but it was certainly believable enough that I didn't spend any time dwelling on it.

If you like Jimeon, you will definitely enjoy this movie. If you're not adverse to Australian comedy, you should see this movie. I considered my $15 money well spent.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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