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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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Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry Levinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Tom Dobbs
Christopher Walken ... Jack Menken
Laura Linney ... Eleanor Green
Lewis Black ... Eddie Langston
Jeff Goldblum ... Stewart
David Alpay ... Danny
Faith Daniels ... Moderator
Tina Fey ... Tina Fey
Amy Poehler ... Amy Poehler
Doug Murray ... Mathias
Chris Matthews ... News Anchor #1
James Carville ... Political Commentator #1
Catherine Crier ... Political Commentator #2
Rick Roberts ... Hemmings
Karen Hines ... Alison McAndrews
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Howard Stern was offered the lead role but had to turn it down due his commitment to his satellite radio show. See more »

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Dobbs has wedding ring shown in scenes prior to marrying. See more »

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Tom Dobbs: This makes golf look like porn.
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Connections

References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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They Can't Take That Away From Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Michael Bolton
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Advertised Wrong...Draged On
13 October 2006 | by bflattSee all my reviews

I saw the movie with some friends, expecting to see a laugh out loud comedy, something smart and funny (like john Stewart) to my surprise the movie was more about the flaw in voting instead of the humour of this comedian. there were some parts where I did find my self laughing and robin Williams was quite charismatic when saying speeches, monologues or when on his talk show..too bad that only made up about 25 minutes of the 2 hour movie..i felt there was too much filler and the events were boring and slow. Would've been much better if it were a)shorter and b)focused more on him as a comedian/presidential funny-man instead of trying to solve the problem with the voting machine conspiracy and how he shouldn't be in office!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man of the Year See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,299,380, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$37,327,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,472,472
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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