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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When Laura Linney goes to get changed, from the front office as she leaves you can see a picture of a deer. The deer is positioned the exact same way in the poster for The Deer Hunter (1978) in which Christopher Walken starred. See more »

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While Eleanor is standing at the vending machine at the motel, a black car drives by from right to left. The camera is visible in the reflection off the side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Tom Dobbs: If you tell a bad joke, you can put a laugh track over it - but the joke's still not funny.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 14 October 2006 (2006) See more »

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Not what I expected
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was advertised as a comedy but was far more serious than the trailers made it out to be. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie, but was expecting more laughs. Great performances from Robin Williams and Laura Linney. Worth seeing, but don't go expecting to be rolling on the floor. The movie left me wondering what it would be like if Robin Williams character was a real person that was running for president. Would we elect a comedian? I doubt it, unfortunately. That kind of stark honesty is something greatly lacking today. This is a movie that I will be adding to my DVD library as soon as it comes out on DVD. The movie has heart.


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