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THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes). He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline), a penniless, wildly eccentric failed playwright. When Henry’s not dancing alone to obscure music or singing operettas, he’s performing – with great panache -- the duties of an “extra man,” a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. The two men develop a volatile mentorship, which leads to a series of urban adventures -- encountering everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor to drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback.

  • Release date:July 30, 2010

Cast

Paul Dano
as Louis Ives
Kevin Kline
as Henry Harrison
Katie Holmes
as Mary
John C. Reilly
as Gershon
John Pankow
as George
Celia Weston
as Lagerfeld
Patti D'Arbanville
as Katherine
Lynn Cohen
as Lois
Marian Seldes
as Vivian
Dan Hedaya
as Aresh
Jason Butler Harner
as Otto Bellman
Alicia Goranson
as Sandra

Crew

Robert Pulcini
Director
Shari Springer Berman
Director
Anthony Bregman
Producer
Robert Pulcini
Screenwriter
Shari Springer Berman
Screenwriter
Terry Stacey
Cinematographer
Klaus Badelt
Composer (Music Score)
Linda Cohen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Pulcini
Editor
Rebecca Rivo
Co-producer
Shari Springer Berman
Executive Producer
Vincent Maraval
Executive Producer
Stefanie Azpiazu
Executive Producer
Robert Pulcini
Executive Producer
Agnes Mentre
Executive Producer
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Costume Designer
Ann Goulder
Casting
Rebecca Rivo
Unit Production Manager
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