Man of the People (1991– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A man of dubious past joins the city council in place of his wife. He is savvy and becomes very popular which endangers the plans of several other politicians in town, especially the devious mayor.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 30 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
 
a list of 206 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1941 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1945 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 970 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man of the People (1991– )

Man of the People (1991– ) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man of the People.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1992   1991  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.

Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri
The Last Debate (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never... See full summary »

Director: John Badham
Stars: James Garner, Peter Gallagher, Audra McDonald
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sunset (1988)
Crime | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin
Marlowe (1969)
Certificate: M Mystery | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Quiet young Orfamay Quest from Kansas has hired private detective Philip Marlowe to find her brother. After two leads turn up with ice picks stuck in them, he discovers blackmail photos ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor
Twilight (1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman
The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jim Rockford must help a friend unjustly accused of child molestation.

Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: James Garner, Rita Moreno, Joe Santos
Space (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Blair Brown
Double Rush (TV Series 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Johnny Verona is trying to hold together his struggling bike messanger service. Standing in the way of success are his smart-alec slacker riders, cutthroat competitors, and a whiny ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Pastorelli, David Arquette, Corinne Bohrer
Free Spirit (1989–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Winny Goodwin is an immortal witch (a la "Bewitched") reluctantly sent Earthward to do pro-bono work with a mortal American family.

Stars: Corinne Bohrer, Franc Luz, Edan Gross
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Councilman Jim Doyle (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
...
 Constance Leroy (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
...
 Art Lurie (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Romy Windsor ...
 Rita (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
...
 Richard Lawrence (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
...
 Mayor Lisbeth Chardin (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Edit

Storyline

A man of dubious past joins the city council in place of his wife. He is savvy and becomes very popular which endangers the plans of several other politicians in town, especially the devious mayor.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Underrated Gem
10 December 1998 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

Just as Jack Kelly took his Bart Maverick persona into "real world" politics, so James Garner adapted his Bret Maverick style to a modern day political scenario in this underrated gem of a series that was too humorous to be a drama yet too touching to be a true sitcom. As councilman Jim Doyle, Garner created a charismatic politician who used his con-man skills to "fight city hall" from within, never letting legalities or protocol get in the way of truly serving his constituents and seeking justice. Councilman Doyle (like Garner's Jim Rockford) seemed to be surrounded by annoying personalities, most notably the self-serving mayor, delectably portrayed by Kate Mulgrew, which gave his victories a sense of poetic justice. If you have the chance to catch this short-lived, almost-completely-ignored treasure, don't miss it!


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Man of the People (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?