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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$37,442,180 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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In a campaign discussion, Dobbs says to his helpers "Alison, Jenny, what do you think?" This is a reference to Allison Janney who starred in The West Wing (1999). See more »

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When Eleanor is in her hotel room, "Wheel Of Fortune" is playing on her TV, you can hear the contestant say, she wants the letter "S", the host then says "Yeah, there are two of them" and then when there is a close up of the TV, you can clearly see there are three S's on the board. See more »

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Tom Dobbs: If Mama Cass had shared a lunch with Karen Carpenter, both would still be alive today... What do I think of gay marriage? I believe gays have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us.
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Better than people will say
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When taken as a whole for its ideas and dissection of the current 2-party system and political process, I think this is a great film. Granted the movie was not the comedy I expected, but once I got over that this film really made me think. So much of what we see and hear in regards to any election is such a joke. There is in particular a debate scene in this movie that I felt was a masterful critique of our political debates and how policies are "discussed" at them. I encourage anyone who thinks our process is fine to go see this film. If you want something to laugh at however, Robin Williams and Christopher Walken are not their usual selves. In this movie they show us that the truth hurts, not that the truth is funny.


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