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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

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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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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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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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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Universal originally canceled the release of the DVD in Germany, following complaints about a very poor quality of the dubbing. Nonetheless, after discussions about the Clinton vs Obama US democratic party presidential campaign reached high ratings in Germany, the DVD was at last released in spring 2008. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Eleanor leaves her bathroom before she is assaulted, the camera can be seen in the tiles on the left, just before she turns the lights out. See more »

Quotes

Jack Menken: You're a comedian who talks about politics. So when you talk about politics without the comedy, it's like wanting to have sex and forgetting to bring along the woman: you'll quickly discover something's missing. Look at it this way - who would you rather have dinner with, Richard Pryor in his prime, or UN President Kofi Annan? Tell me which dinner would be more entertaining, more interesting.
Tom Dobbs: If there's no candles, Pryor.
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Connections

References JAG (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Political World
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Quaint political satire with notches of comedy, Williams shines again with Levinson at side
14 October 2006 | by Doctor_NoSee all my reviews

A political satire of a comedian (Williams) who after dissing the political campaigns and presidents is forced into the running. But shockingly we wins and makes a mockery of the office. "Man of the Year" is not the funniest movie nor the best but in small doses it does work. Williams again teaming with Levinson after a hit with "Good Morning, Vietnam". The two seem to have a great chemistry and work off each other. I am not comparing them to Scorsese and DeNiro but you can get the picture. Although I wouldn't quite say to rush out there and see the movie in theaters I would recommend renting it. This movie is a comedy but also has a great satire, please if you like movies like "Scary Movie 4" this is not for you, take your brain with you to see it. - ***


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