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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

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A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Byron
Mick Jagger ... Luther
Julianna Margulies ... Dena
Olivia Williams ... Andrea
James Coburn ... Alcott
Michael Des Barres ... Nigel
Richard Bradford ... Edward Rodgers
Anjelica Huston ... Jennifer Adler
Xander Berkeley ... Virgil Koster
Sherman Howard ... Paul Pearson
Joe Santos ... Domenico
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Attractive Woman
Tracey Walter ... Bartender
Asha Siewkumar Asha Siewkumar ... Receptionist
Kerry Li ... Restaurant Patron
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Storyline

Byron Tiller, happily married with a young child, is a writer whose last novel has ended up in the remainder bins. Down on his luck and struggling to make ends meet, he keeps bashing away, refusing to admit that perhaps he is not that good. One day, at wit's end and feeling sorry for himself, he meets someone who has actually read his book: a rather elegant looking Englishman who introduces himself as Luther Fox. Luther runs an escort agency Elysian Fields, which provides extremely wealthy women with attractive, intelligent dates. Desperate for any job- and Luther guarantees good pay and convinces him that it can be only temporary -Byron reluctantly agrees, keeping the whole thing hidden from his wife. He soon finds himself face-to-face with an extremely attractive woman, whose aging husband is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grappling with a novel that may be his last. Before long, Byron finds himself immersed in a world that he finds almost impossible to believe and even harder to... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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writer | novel | novelist | escort | book | See All (112) »

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Wealth affords the ultimate extravagance. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Confissões de um Sedutor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,353, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,431,625, 19 January 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,006,391, 31 December 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Robards almost took the James Coburn part. The producers also looked at Peter O'Toole, Nigel Hawthorne, and Jeremy Irons. See more »

Goofs

At the book signing near the end of the film, Byron signs the name "Georgette" in the book for the woman named Yasmine. The next woman in line reveals her name to be Georgette. See more »

Quotes

Tobias Alcott: Be careful of women who love you just the way you are - it's a sure sign they settle too easily.
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At the beginning of the credits, the main characters have cameos with titles of the characters they play See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

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Byron Tiller Main Title
Written by Anthony Marinelli & Bill Kanengiser
Performed by Bill Kanengiser
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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Great take on noir- 2002 style
24 November 2002 | by turkamSee all my reviews

I just saw this at the Grandin Theater in Roanoke- a renovated cinema where I work part-time. I had missed a chance to see it when I was at Sundance earlier this year. "The Man From Elysian Fields" is a cool gem. The cast headed by Garcia is awesome. It is a powerful reminder of what a great actor the recently departed James Coburn was. He plays a pivotal part in this film. Overall, the film- though certainly not as classic as "Chinatown," has a feel which is reminiscent of that film. The script, editting and cinematography all add to the atmosphere as does the jazz soundtrack. I just have to say go see it for yourself. Quite a film!


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