Man of the Year

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: October 13, 2006
DVD: February 20, 2007

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Cast: Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Jeff Goldblum, Lewis Black, Rick Roberts, Linda Kash

Synopsis

Acerbic performer Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. He cracked scathing jokes at a fractured system night after night...until he came up with a really funny idea: why not run for president himself?

After a flip comment, Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail, he debates elected drones and says exactly what frustrated voters have often thought. November 2nd later, the muckraker wins--only to learn that a computer voting error gave him the victory. With time ticking on the inaugural clock, Dobbs has a big decision to make: should he go back behind the mike or stay in the Oval Office?

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Ontario. Some cast members are Canadian.

Director: Barry Levinson
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): James G. Robinson, David Robinson
Screenplay: Barry Levinson
Official Site: manoftheyearmovie.net

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