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The Man From Elysian Fields

Release Date: October 4th, 2002

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Byron Tiller (Andy Garcia) is pushed to his limit when his latest novel is rejected by his publisher, and he can't get his old job back. When Luther, the dapperly outfitted head of a very upscale male-escort agency (Mick Jagger), recruits him, Byron begins servicing the beautiful and lonely wife (Olivia Williams) of one of the most famous and much-honored authors on the face of the planet, Tobias Alcott (James Coburn). This is the story of the price a man pays for a single misguided decision.

Cast: Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies, Olivia Williams, James Coburn, Anjelica Huston, Richard Bradford

Director: George Hickenlooper

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fireworks Pictures, Pfilmco, TVA International, Gold Circle Films

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Wife , House , 2000s , Passionate , Fall , Forbidden love , Emotional , Rise , Bar

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is a grown-up movie, in its humor and in its wisdom about life. You need to have lived a little to understand the complexities of Tobias Allcott, who is played by James Coburn with a pitch-perfect balance between sadness and sardonic wit. show more

  • 63
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's a movie that starts off nicely, offers two marvelous performances (by James Coburn and Mick Jagger) and then slowly, unaccountably loses itself. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Until its conventional third act, Elysian Fields takes surprising turns. Garcia, Coburn and particularly Jagger surprise throughout. show more

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