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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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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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$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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In one scene, Robin Williams says something to the effect of going on a date with "Rachel Tensions." "Rachel Tensions" was the role RuPaul had in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). Robin Williams played "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" in the film. See more »

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Immediately after the election, Secret Service members refer to Dobbs as "Mr. President," instead of the proper "Mr. President-Elect." See more »

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Tom Dobbs: HAL decided it liked me.
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References The Bachelor (2002) 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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It started so good...
15 June 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The premise of this movie, of a comedian talk show host running for president as an independent just to shake things up, is funny, entertaining, brilliant and even a bit inspiring. (thought about the west wing debate when Tom Dobbs leaves his podium, thought about Steven Colbert announcing his candidacy, good times) The first 15 - 20 minutes of this movie are therefore very very entertaining, the debate especially. When he eventually get's elected, it's a pity that is because of a computer glitch, you'd want him to win fair (although that is unrealistic).

But after that this movie goes completely downhill. I thought we'd get a great movie like 'Dave' (1993) in which we see how it would out if a comedian actually ran the country. Instead, the movie turns from comedy into a thriller, a romantic comedy and a drama and does none good. The computer glitch becomes the main storyline, which really sucks. Boy is this disappointing. I give it 3 stars just for the premise and because I actually managed to watch this movie from start to end without stopping it, which is usually a good thing with me.


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