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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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A sexless new comedy See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2011 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Acompanhantes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,861, 1 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$453,079, 24 October 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In upper crust society of New York and Palm Beach, escorts are often called "walkers," and some men do make a career out of being walkers. 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: I forgive you, Gershon. You mustn't sin anymore. No sin against your fellow man. No sin against your body. Follow the Bible. Work. Work on your soul. Pray for enlightenment. Who knows, maybe Louis and I will get some too - we live just upstairs.
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Is There a Reason Why
Written by Ken Ashby, Dick Smith and Cabot Wade
Performed by Up With People
Courtesy of North Star Media
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Kevin Kline in a witty role again
31 August 2012 | by mart-burtonSee all my reviews

Great to see Kevin Kline in a witty role again. Cleverly written lines give some snickers, excellent techniques at times transported me. The physical slapstick was a little off, but the gags made up for it. If you like Kevin Kline, you'll like this movie. Give it a try. It will appeal to the astute mind. The rich old women are entertaining and the glimpses of the other side of life are sensitively done, with tongue in cheek. The metaphor of the pigeons is a clever one observed by Henry (Kevin Kline) himself, in this high-brow yet Oscar Wildeish thrust-and-parry into the world of the Henry and his protégé, the young gentleman. Ending on a feel-good note with the credits rolling to a zany variation of a Marc Bolan written T-Rex number 'Dandy in the Underworld'. 8/10.


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