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The Man From Elysian Fields Details


George Hickenlooper directs this psychological drama about an impoverished writer lost in a world of money, power, and male escorts. Though happily married with a young child, Byron Tiller (Andy Garcia) is struggling to make ends meet as a novelist. His last work, called "Hitler's Child," had an ignoble run in the bookstore bargain bins and his editor is not interested in his latest work about migrant workers. One day, he is approached by a dapper Brit named Luther Fox (Mick Jagger) who actually read Tiller's last opus. Luther explains that he runs an escort agency named Elysian Fields, which caters to rich women looking for intelligent companionship. Desperate for any kind of income source, Tiller takes the job while keeping the whole thing a secret from his loving wife (Julianna Margulies). He soon is rubbing elbows with the beautiful wife (Olivia Williams) of an aging Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Gradually, Tiller finds himself immersed in this strange new world that he cannot quite understand, much less explain to his spouse. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:October 4, 2002


Andy Garcia
as Byron Tiller
Mick Jagger
as Luther Fox
Julianna Margulies
as Dena Tiller
Olivia Williams
as Andrea Alcott
James Coburn
as Tobias Alcott
Anjelica Huston
as Jennifer Adler
Michael Des Barres
as Nigel Halsey
Richard Bradford
as Edward Rodgers
Xander Berkeley
as Virgil Koster
Sherman Howard
as Paul
Maureen McCormick
as Jane Rizzoli