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Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 October 2006 (USA)
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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Rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$37,442,180 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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In one scene, Robin Williams says something to the effect of going on a date with "Rachel Tensions." "Rachel Tensions" was the role RuPaul had in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). Robin Williams played "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" in the film. See more »

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Tom Dobbs says: "NASA spent 28 Million dollars creating the pen that would write upside down in space. Did you know that? The Russians, how ever, were able to solve this problem with a five-cent pencil! Writes right side up, writes up-side down. After five quarts of vodka, is still writing!" In reality, pencils were originally used by the American and Russian space programs but were discarded because they were impractical for usage in outer space: The wooden barrel is flammable, and the graphite dust generated conducts electricity. See more »

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Tom Dobbs: HAL decided it liked me.
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References See It Now (1951) See more »

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Sotto Le Stelle Del Jazz
Written and Performed by Paolo Conte
Courtesy of Warner Music Italy
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This is not the movie that was advertised
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie at a Saturday matinée with a friend. Theater was about 70% full.

Although there are quite a few funny lines, it is more of a drama/suspense with humor sprinkled on top. Robin Williams gives a decent performance as does Laura Linney. Being a Daily Show fan, Lewis Black is pretty good in this. Christopher Walken gives a good performance also.

The movie starts out slow and remains that way for about the first thirty minutes, then the suspense part kicks in and starts keeping you a little on edge throughout the rest of the movie. Suspense in a supposed comedy movie? I know that I, as well as everybody else in the place, was struggling a bit with this. A character would crack a joke during suspense sequence and you would hear just one or two laughs in the theater.

In all fairness, after the movie was over there was smattering of applause. So, definitely, some people enjoyed this movie.

I gave this movie a four out of ten, because I believe the comedy aspect doesn't work very well in a suspense/drama movie and the actors performances, while not bad, were just decent.

Again, this movie isn't what was advertised.


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