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 <>

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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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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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In one scene, playing on a TV in the background is Billy Crystal dressed as a turkey and Robert De Niro as a pilgrim. The clip is from a post-9/11 commercial to boost New York tourism directed by Barry Levinson. In the ad, the two squabble about their costumes as participants on a Macy's Thanksgiving parade float. Crystal tries to persuade De Niro to trade outfits with him, at one point being reduced to parodying the latter actor's famous line from Taxi Driver (1976): "Are you gobbling at me? Are you gobbling at me?" See more »


During the heavy snow scenes, only the cars in close-ups appeared to be using their windshield wipers. See more »


Tom Dobbs: I'm obsessed with Angelina Jolie. I'd like to wet her lips and stick her to something.
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »


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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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