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The Extra Man (2010)

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A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

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Robert Pulcini (screenplay), Jonathan Ames (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Louis Ives
Marian Seldes ... Vivian Cudlip
Celia Weston ... Meredith Lagerfeld
Patti D'Arbanville ... Katherine Hart
John C. Reilly ... Gershon Gruen
Dan Hedaya ... Aresh
Kevin Kline ... Henry Harrison
Jason Butler Harner ... Otto Bellman
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Brad
Katie Holmes ... Mary Powell
Alicia Goranson ... Sandra
Lynn Cohen ... Lois Huber
John Pankow ... George
Lewis Payton Jr. Lewis Payton Jr. ... Usher (as Lewis Payton)
Marisa Ryan ... Tanya
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Storyline

Louis, a young teacher enamored of the age of F. Scott Fitzgerald, loses his job when he's caught trying on a bra he finds in a campus office. He decides to go to New York City to find himself and to be a writer. He answers an ad for a housemate placed by the eccentric and opinionated Henry Harrison; an odd-couple relationship starts. Louis gets a job selling advertising for a green magazine and fancies Mary, a co-worker. He meets Henry's neighbor, the hirsute Gershon, and Henry offers Paul schooling in the gentleman's world of being an "extra man" - a hired companion, a gigolo - for older women. Can Louis sort out these varied worlds as well as his own expectations? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not gigolos, they're gentlemen See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first party which Henry (Kevin Kline) takes Louis (Paul Dano) to takes place in a Manhattan Art Museum named "Neue Galerie New York," which means literally "New Gallery New York," and which specializes exclusively in 20th Century Austrian and German art and decorative art. When Meredith (Celia Weston) mentions that someone is "over by the Klimt," the reference is to a painting called "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," seen on screen prominently, which was painted by Gustave Klimt in 1907. See more »

Goofs

As the main characters ride in a convertible out of the city, the background scenery of a cemetery is continuously repeated. See more »

Quotes

Henry Harrison: Primarily, I'm a playwright.
Louis Ives: Really? Have I seen any of your work?
Henry Harrison: Sadly, my great opus was stolen by a Swiss hunchback - but that's all too tragic to go into now.
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Soundtracks

Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor: Finale (Très Animé)
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Oliver Colbentson and Erich Appel
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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A Kline Gem
11 August 2010 | by littlemartinarocenaSee all my reviews

Kevin Kline creates the sort of character we haven't seen in a long time, not since Clifton Webb, Noel Coward or even George Sanders, an actor dares to step into the uncomfortable zone with so much wit and panache. He is the reason to see the film and in my book, that's reason enough. Paul Dano is wonderful but he projects a strange feeling. As if he has been removed from the pot a bit too quickly. He doesn't look quite done yet. Thoroughly undercooked. One has the overwhelming feeling, he won't be able to survive in this world. The film, as film, doesn't have the aspirations of Paul Schrader's "The Walker" nor its darkness but if you're not put off by a slightly tentative direction, you're in for a treat.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2011 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,861, 1 August 2010

Gross USA:

$453,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$649,626
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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