The Extra Man (2010)

Extra Man
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords buddy, friendship, novel, writer
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Dano Actor Louis Ives 1 1000001
Kevin Kline Actor Henry 1 1000002
Katie Holmes Actor Mary 1 1000003
John Reilly Actor Gershon 1 1000004
John Pankow Actor George 1 1000005
Celia Weston Actor Lagerfeld 1 1000006
Patti D'Arbanville Actor Katherine 1 1000007
Lynn Cohen Actor Lois 1 1000008
Marian Seldes Actor Vivian 1 1000009
Dan Hedaya Actor Aresh 1 1000010
Jason Harner Actor Otto Bellman 1 1000011
Shari Springer Berman Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Pulcini Director n/a 2 2000002
Anthony Bregman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stephanie Davis Producer n/a 3 3000002
Stefanie Azpiazu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Jonathan Ames Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert Pulcini Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Shari Springer Berman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Agnes Mentre Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Rebecca Rivo Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Shari Springer Berman Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Robert Pulcini Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000003
Jonathan Ames Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Jonathan Ames Source Material (from novel: "The Extra Man") 120786 4000005
Terry Stacey Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert Pulcini Editor n/a 172 7000001
Klaus Badelt Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Linda Cohen Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Judy Becker Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Suttirat Larlarb Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
Louis Ives is 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 nine-to-five job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary. But it's Louis' new home life that really sparks his imagination. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison, a penniless, wildly eccentric but brilliant 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. These two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a volatile mentor/apprentice relationship. Through a series of urban adventures where they encounter everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor, from drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback, Louis and Henry form a memorable bond that bridges their differences.