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Man of the Year (2006)

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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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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


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

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$37,442,180 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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Howard Stern was offered the lead role but had to turn it down due his commitment to his satellite radio show. See more »

Goofs

When Dobbs uses the new computer to cast his vote, the screen gives him four choices of language: English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. Although the language choices should be displayed in the native language rather than in English, many such devices often do not respect that convention and this could be another indication of bad Delacroy programming. See more »

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Tom Dobbs: How many analogies do you have left?
Jack Menken: How many does it take to make my point?
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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They Can't Take That Away From Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Michael Bolton
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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It started so good...
15 June 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The premise of this movie, of a comedian talk show host running for president as an independent just to shake things up, is funny, entertaining, brilliant and even a bit inspiring. (thought about the west wing debate when Tom Dobbs leaves his podium, thought about Steven Colbert announcing his candidacy, good times) The first 15 - 20 minutes of this movie are therefore very very entertaining, the debate especially. When he eventually get's elected, it's a pity that is because of a computer glitch, you'd want him to win fair (although that is unrealistic).

But after that this movie goes completely downhill. I thought we'd get a great movie like 'Dave' (1993) in which we see how it would out if a comedian actually ran the country. Instead, the movie turns from comedy into a thriller, a romantic comedy and a drama and does none good. The computer glitch becomes the main storyline, which really sucks. Boy is this disappointing. I give it 3 stars just for the premise and because I actually managed to watch this movie from start to end without stopping it, which is usually a good thing with me.


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