MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,305 this week

Man of the Century (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  24 January 1999 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,120 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 53 user | 36 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

Fantasy-comedy about a young man who lives as if it is 1928 or so, and his encounters with modern-day women and modern-day criminals.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 28 Mar 2011
 
a list of 464 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2179 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 99 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man of the Century (1999)

Man of the Century (1999) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man of the Century.
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

FROM OTHER WORLDS is a sci-fi comedy about a depressed Brooklyn housewife who sleepwalks through her life until she encounters an alien force in her backyard. With the help of a fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Strugatz
Stars: Cara Buono, Jay Oakerson, Isaach De Bankolé
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Felix is a struggling artist who desperately tries to get his worked discovered by a famous art dealer, to disastrous consequences.

Director: Gibson Frazier
Stars: Gibson Frazier, Jean Brassard, Dagmara Dominczyk
Beer League (2006)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

Director: Frank Sebastiano
Stars: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Anthony DeSando
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A childless Western couple visit a fertility shrine in Karachi run by eunuchs and set off a huge culture clash.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi
Stars: James Wilby, Melissa Leo, Shabana Azmi
Company Man (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.

Directors: Peter Askin, Douglas McGrath
Stars: Douglas McGrath, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Guilfoyle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ian Edwards ...
...
...
...
...
Brian Kite ...
...
...
Alfred Hyslop ...
...
...
Alan Davidson ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Johnny Twennies, a newspaper columnist in present-day New York, is a jauntily cheerful, very friendly, totally honest and upstanding young man who happens to be completely oblivious to any technological or social changes in the past 70 years. He routinely uses telegrams, a manual typewriter, and a manual toaster, and to the pleasure and despair of his girlfriend conducts his personal life in correspondingly anachronistic style. One day he's threatened by criminals who want to plant a false news story. But they've never met anyone like him before... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's Yesterday's Answer To Today's World. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny Twennies  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,724 (USA) (29 October 1999)

Gross:

$33,031 (USA) (12 November 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Feature film debut of Gibson Frazier, who portrays Johnny Twennies. See more »

Goofs

Johnny promises his editor that he will scoop the Journal American. Johnny's character is set in the 1920s, but the New York Journal American, a Hearst newspaper, did not exist until 1937, after the merger of two Hearst newspapers, the New York Journal, and the New York American. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Winter: Johnny, what are you doing?
Johnny Twennies: I'm incognito.
Richard Lancaster: Hey, Johnny.
Johnny Twennies: Rats!
See more »

Connections

References The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Nagasaki
Written by Harry Warren and Mort Dixon
Performed by Bobby Short
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strange Little Indie Effort
22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This strange, independent film is inhabited by a bunch of no-name actors except for Frank Gorshin, who himself hadn't done much since TV shows in the 1960s. However, the acting was fine: no complaints there. The black-and-white cinematography also is good, actually VERY good. The photography, and the 1920s expressions (the era here with this story) on Gibson Frazier's face, are the best things about this film.

The worst things is almost-nothing story and too much profanity in the last 20 minutes by the hoods. The latter is overdone and left this reviewer with a bad taste in his mouth about the film in general although the very ending features a "cute" musical tune. Actually, the music is good in here all the way through. As you can gather, this is an odd film.....but definitely work a look if you are seeking something a bit different.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
we demand a MOTC sequel! mxcfan
Entertaining at times but overall: crap Cardiff-Giant
Slamdance seems to do little for getting a film recognition thefield
WHERE IS IT? Hamburgerphone
A Screwball Comedy For The Modern Age leiamoody
Loved this movie! ciocio-2
Discuss Man of the Century (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page