Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 October 2006 (USA)
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A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.



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Faith Daniels ...
News Anchor #1


Tom Dobbs, comedic host of a political talk show - a la Bill Maher and Jon Stewart - runs for President of the US as an independent candidate who, after an issues-oriented campaign and an explosive performance in the final debate, gets just enough votes to win. Trouble is he owes his victory to a computer glitch in the national touch-screen voting system marketed by Delacroy, a private company with a rising stock price. To protect their fortune, Delacroy executives want to keep the glitch a secret, but one programmer, Eleanor Green, wants Dobbs to know the truth. Can she get to him? Written by <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What if a Comedian Ran for President?..........What if He Won? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre del año  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,299,380 (USA) (13 October 2006)


$37,442,180 (USA) (22 November 2006)

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President Kellogg and Senator Mills' names are based on the names of the cereal companies, Kellogg and General Mills. See more »


When the voting machine is shown in action, it shows the votes for each candidate and then calculates the winner. However, since the vote count can be seen, there is no need to calculate a winner. Also, a person could tell which vote count is higher and would not believe the calculations. See more »


Alan Stewart: Here's the story: the people are voting, there's an election, and the democratic process is working. The only sour note? The people won't end up with the candidate that they voted for to be President. We can still celebrate the process. The democracy which we hold so dear will have worked. Everybody's gonna be satisfied... Perception of legitimacy is more important than legitimacy itself. That's the greater truth. You wanna f*** with our democracy, undermine our way of life? Every American ...
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »


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Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Better than people will say
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When taken as a whole for its ideas and dissection of the current 2-party system and political process, I think this is a great film. Granted the movie was not the comedy I expected, but once I got over that this film really made me think. So much of what we see and hear in regards to any election is such a joke. There is in particular a debate scene in this movie that I felt was a masterful critique of our political debates and how policies are "discussed" at them. I encourage anyone who thinks our process is fine to go see this film. If you want something to laugh at however, Robin Williams and Christopher Walken are not their usual selves. In this movie they show us that the truth hurts, not that the truth is funny.

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