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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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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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Elections are made to be broken. 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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Box Office

Budget:

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

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Tom Dobbs: The government said recently that we're cutting back spending, yet NASA blew $28 million to develop a fountain pen that writes upside down in zero gravity. The Russians solved the same problem with a 5-cent pencil... and after two cases of vodka, it's still writing.
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Tom Dobbs: If you have GPS, be very careful. I bought a Mercedes recently with talking GPS. I opened the door and my car went, "Are you Jewish?"
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Tom Dobbs: Soon, all of your appliances will speak to each other. You'll get on the ...
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References The West Wing (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Like Politics, most of America will appreciate this.
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – 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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