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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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From the director of RAIN MAN and GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM 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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El hombre del año  »

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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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While filming, actress Laura Linney was also starring in Breach (2007), the fictional film based on the real accounts of former F.B.I. agent Robert Hanson, who committed the greatest security breach in U.S. history. Both films were shot in Canada at the same time, and Linney would split her week, acting for two to three day stretches on each film set. See more »

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During the Saturday Night Live taping, the SNL cameras on screen appear to be recording in standard 4:3 aspect ratio, per the blue lines around the monitors on the cameras, whereas SNL is always recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio, as appear on the crew monitors on the set. See more »

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Tom Dobbs: Why would security guards pad down an 85-year-old lady with a walker? If *she's* a terrorist... well, then the ball game's over, folks.
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References The West Wing (1999) See more »

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Political World
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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More serious than what I would have thought... but still really good!
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robin Williams is a genius. One of the best comedians in the world. He really shows off in this one, cracking jokes left and right as the talk show comedian Tom Dobbs. From the previous this looked like it would be a side-splitting laugh fest. And it was funny. But there were a lot of serious parts in the movie that I was not expecting. I would describe it as a drama/comedy. But it's still worth the money to see, and I still found it to be almost everything that I expected. Robin Williams is at his best, along with the famous Christopher Walken. They play a very good team in this movie and I was actually shocked to see how well the two were able to work together. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light-hearted movie.


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