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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.

Director:

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 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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What if a Comedian Ran for President?..........What if He Won? 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre del año 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,442,180, 24 November 2006
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Williams based his performance on a combination of his own stand up routine and Jay Leno's. See more »

Goofs

When Dobbs uses the new computer to cast his vote, the screen gives him four choices of language: English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. Although the language choices should be displayed in the native language rather than in English, many such devices often do not respect that convention and this could be another indication of bad Delacroy programming. See more »

Quotes

Tom Dobbs: People say Intelligent Design, we must teach Intelligent Design. Look at the human body, is that intelligent? You have a waste processing plant next to a recreation area.
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Connections

References See It Now (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

On Approach
Written and Performed by Billy Sherwood
Courtesy of MasterSource Music Catalog
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Like Politics, most of America will appreciate this.
13 October 2006 | by EricBosargeSee 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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