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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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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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Could this man be our next president? 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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El hombre del año  »

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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,299,380, 15 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,442,180, 24 November 2006
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Trivia

President Kellogg and Senator Mills' names are based on the names of the cereal companies, Kellogg and General Mills. See more »

Goofs

When Dobbs in a guest on SNL, the studio TV camera viewfinders show a 4:3 aspect ratio, yet the studio floor monitors (used by the studio crew to watch the output) are 16:9 aspect ratio. If the studio TV cameras are shooting 4:3, then the studio floor monitors would also be 4:3. See more »

Quotes

Tom Dobbs: [on the environment] The best thing about ethanol, or alcohol-based fuel, is that it provides you with a fresh alibi. If you get pulled over by the cops, you can just say, "My car's been drinking, not me!"... If you put enough chemicals in the water, you'll catch two-headed bass. They're good eating once you get past the tumors.
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Connections

References Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
Written by KT Tunstall (as Katie Tunstall)
Performed by KT Tunstall
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Like Politics, most of America will appreciate this.
13 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

The movie is more of a mockumentary of corruption in the whole American system. The correlations of those who vote who do not matter is so proved in the machines that end of voting a comedian to the oval office. Politicians are such a joke that we almost need a comic to represent us as we have been laughed at for years around the world. Bushism's have become a way of life for Americans and will be the only thing left after he leaves office none to soon. Oddly the only person of honesty is someone not even elected to the position and tells the truth in the end. The story is very subtle and if you go to it for laughs, it ain't happening. Leaves a lot for thought. Overall I enjoyed it.


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