7.1/10
1,126
53 user 38 critic

Man of the Century (1999)

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:

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
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother ... See full summary »

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Stars: Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey
Devil's Pond (2003)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic. Trapped on the island, he has no plans ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Viertel
Stars: Kip Pardue, Tara Reid, Meredith Baxter
Cthulhu (2007)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gildark
Stars: Jason Cottle, Casey Curran, Ethan Atkinson
Made Men (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Don Close
Stars: James Biberi, Cara Buono, Thomas Calabro
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: Simon Brauer, Marco Bustos, Cristina Dávila
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, Marty Davey
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar Joaquín ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Champion
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott
The Producers (2005)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Director: Susan Stroman
Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman
Four Kings (TV Series 2016)
Drama

STORY LINE: "Four Kings" is half hour scripted show about four best friends who live in the penthouse of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Three of them are world class poker players and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Jones Jr., Nick Mao, Marco Khan
Gladiator (1992)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, James Marshall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ian Edwards ...
...
...
...
Dwight Ewell ...
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

The name of the newspaper where Johnny works is the "New York Sun Telegram," a fictional New York City newspaper. On the page with Johnny's column are two interesting references, the first, "Wisconsin News," is directly over his column, and the second, an article entitled "Grocers View Hearst Film" is a reference to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who owned New York City newspapers, first called the New York Journal, and the New York American, and later merged to become the New York Journal American. Johnny promises his editor that he will scoop the Journal American. 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 Laverne & Shirley (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in the Dark
Written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz
Performed by Lester Lanin And His Orchestra
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Entertaining at times but overall: crap Cardiff-Giant
we demand a MOTC sequel! mxcfan
Slamdance seems to do little for getting a film recognition thefield
WHERE IS IT? Hamburgerphone
A Screwball Comedy For The Modern Age leiamoody
DVD Extras Help bahn1225-1
Discuss Man of the Century (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page