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Man of the Century (1999)

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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.

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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

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He's Johnny Twennies, and boy does he have moxie! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language

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24 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$33,031 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Feature film debut of Ian Edwards, who portrays Clarence. 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!
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Connections

References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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Only When I Cry
Written by Michael Weiner and Adam Abraham
Performed by Michael Weiner
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Harold in Manhattan
27 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If Harold Lloyd had lived in 1999 and Woody Allen starred him in a new black and white film set in MANHATTAN, well this would be it. The idea for this film is very funny and it does deliver, musical numbers and all....there is even a Shanghai Lil style detour. It could have easily been more of a musical and easily have tossed in more episodes of Johnny Twennies wrangling modern mannerisms. Gibson Frasier is a real silent movie or Vitaphone hero and the IT girl sensibilities of 'his girl' works. It is only 77 minutes and I actually wanted more. As Johnny says in one very funny toss away line........RATS! The soundtrack which I also have at home as a Saturday morning pick-me-up is cute and accurate for the feel of the film.


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