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Director: George Hickenlooper     Starring: Andy Garcia Mick Jagger
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40217256
UPC: 043396002722
UPC 14: 00043396002722
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Pleasure is his business...Call him old-fashioned.
A los angeles novelist, whose latest novel wasn't published, finds the difficulties of paying the bills to support his wife and son compel him to join an elite male escort service called elysian fields (run by jagger). He soon begins an affair with the beautiful wife of one of the world's most successful writers

"One of the Best Films of the Year!  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A Seductive Morality Tale.  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Garcia, Coburn and particularly Jagger surprise throughout.  Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

Editor's Note
In this sophisticated saga, Andy Garcia (who also produced) plays a struggling author who reluctantly (at first) takes a job as a high-priced male escort to support his family. Rock icon Mick Jagger is Luther, his suave, enigmatic employer, and ex-E.R. star Julianna Margulies plays the wife kept waiting at home. It's a classic morality play given a modern twist as Byron (Garcia) winds up hired by the beautiful young wife (Olivia Williams) of famous, terminally old writer Tobias Alcott (James Coburn). Mr. Alcott is okay with the arrangement and even takes a shine to his wife's new "friend." Soon Byron is a near-permanent resident at their decaying mansion, helping Tobias finish his final novel in addition to bedding his wife. But if he thinks his ship has come in, Byron has some lessons to learn about a gigolo's place in the world. Lush cinematography and profound, witty dialogue are key here, with director Hickenlooper making good use of color and composition to enhance the story. Performances are all fine, but the show is stolen by Jagger and Coburn. One campily posh, the other vibrantly crusty, the film lights up with old-school majesty whenever either is onscreen.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital Stereo, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/18/2003
Video Play Time Running Time: 106 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2002
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 00272
Video UPC UPC: 00043396002722
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anjelica Huston
Video Cast Info James Coburn
Video Cast Info Julianna Margulies
Video Cast Info Michael Des Barres
Video Cast Info Mick Jagger
Video Cast Info Olivia Williams
Video Cast Info Andy Garcia
Video Cast Info Kramer Morgenthau - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info George Hickenlooper - Director
Video Cast Info Michael Brown - Editor
Video Cast Info Andrew Pfeffer - Producer
Video Cast Info David Kronemeyer - Producer
Video Cast Info Donald Zuckerman - Producer
Video Cast Info Andy Garcia - Producer
Video Cast Info Franckie Diago - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Phillip Jayson Lasker - Writer

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"...A shimmering fable of innocence and experience....This is an elegant film with often surprising twists and an intermingling of naivete and sophistication. It is bolstered by a dream cast..." 09/27/2002 p.C6

New York Times
"...When Mr. Coburn is in full billy-goat bluster or Mr. Jagger is purring in his snug designer suits, THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS has a raffish, unpredictable charm..." 10/02/2002 p.E5

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...[Featuring] a smart, humorous script and a cluster of skillful performances..." 11/01/2002 p.31

Sight and Sound
"This sharply scripted Hollywood morality tale provides Andy Garcia one of his best roles in years." 03/01/2004 p.78

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
Andy Garcia's performance took some courage, because his Byron is not a very strong man. Not strong enough to tell his wife the novel didn't sell. Not strong enough to resist the temptations of Elysian Fields, or the flattery of Tobias' attention. By the time the ending comes around, we observe that it is happy, but we also observe that the movie has earned it: Most movies are too eager to wrap things up by providing forgiveness before it has been deserved. Not this one. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jagger,Mick
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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