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The Man from Elysian Fields

The Man from Elysian Fields is a 2001 American drama film directed by George Hickenlooper, and starring Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Olivia Williams, Julianna Margulies, and James Coburn.

The Man from Elysian Fields
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Directed byGeorge Hickenlooper
Produced byAndy García
David Kronemeyer
Andrew Pfeffer
Donald Zuckerman
Written byPhillip Jayson Lasker
Music byAnthony Marinelli
CinematographyKramer Morgenthau
Edited byMichael Brown
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
  • September 13, 2001 (2001-09-13) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,006,391


After one book that ended up in the remainder bins, novelist Byron Tiller's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife. Desperate for any kind of income, he meets Luther Fox, an Englishman who runs an exclusive escort service called Elysian Fields, and is offered a job.

Hiding his new employment from his wife, Byron finds that one of his clients, Andrea, is married to a much older, ill Pulitzer Prize-winning author whom Tiller greatly admires. Complications develop as he develops a relationship with the author, essentially cowriting his latest book. Tiller faces new challenges as he tries to separate a professional obligation to the wife, his client, from a professional interest and responsibility to a fellow writer, her spouse.



On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes the film had a rating of 51% based on 70 reviews, with an average of 5.9/10. The site's consensus states: "Critics Consensus: This story about a gigolo isn't plausible or compelling enough."[1] On Metacritic it has a score of 57 based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[2]

It was hailed as "One of the Best Films of 2002" by critic Roger Ebert.[3]


  1. ^ "The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. ^ The Man from Elysian Fields
  3. ^ Review of The Man from Elysian Fields Roger Ebert

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