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The Man from Elysian FieldsGarcia plays a frustrated novelist whose first book rots in remainder bins. Poor guy's got a family to support but no income -- so, naturally, he joins...The Man from Elysian FieldsDramaPT106MRGarcia plays a frustrated novelist whose first book rots in remainder bins. Poor guy's got a family to support but no income -- so, naturally, he joins...2003-03-21Anjelica HustonMick JaggerJulianna MarguliesAnjelica Huston, Mick Jagger, Julianna MarguliesSamuel Goldwyn Films
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The Man from Elysian Fields

Genre: Drama; Starring: James Coburn, Andy Garcia, Olivia Williams, Anjelica Huston, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies; Director: George Hickenlooper; Author: Phillip Jayson Lasker; Release Date Limited: 09/27/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 106; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Garcia plays a frustrated novelist whose first book rots in remainder bins. Poor guy’s got a family to support but no income – so, naturally, he joins up with a male escort service. (Couldn’t he have just gotten a job at a Barnes & Noble or something?) Olivia Williams plays his rich jane, James Coburn is her Pulitzer Prize-winning husband, and a spindly Mick Jagger shows up as a well-mannered pimp. They all put on a nice-enough show, but who cares when the premise is this ridiculous?

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