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Man of the Year (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2002 (USA)
Bill is the guest of honor as the "Man of the Year". A very successful head of a large energy firm, he is a man with many dark secrets. His best friend, Stuart, hosts the party at his ritzy... See full summary »

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Straw Weisman, Tamara Friedman (co-director) | 4 more credits »

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Straw Weisman
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Credited cast:
John Ritter ... Bill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jade Carter ... Jim
Brian Cousins ... Phil
Adria Dawn ... Chloe
Idalis DeLeon ... Joan
Kathleen Gati ... Ella
Leeza Gibbons ... The Reporter
Archie Hahn ... Nick
Khrystyne Haje ... Vanessa
Amy Hill ... The Maid
Jon Jacobs ... Johnathan
Shawnee Free Jones Shawnee Free Jones ... Anna
Clayton Landey ... Stuart
Samantha Lloyd ... Sylvia
Ivo Lopez ... The Butler
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Bill is the guest of honor as the "Man of the Year". A very successful head of a large energy firm, he is a man with many dark secrets. His best friend, Stuart, hosts the party at his ritzy ultra modern Hollywood Hills home. During the course of the night, secrets will be revealed, trusts will be broken and relationships will change forever. Join them, their wives, their lovers, their friends, and their enemies for a night they'll never forget as the guests discover that Bill is not the man they thought he was and his carefully constructed life begins to crumble like a house of cards. This entire revolutionary digital feature, shot in one location and based on a concept created by Straw Weisman, was shot with twenty-five highly skilled improv actors, a character outline, and no script, in just ONE EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT! Written by monterey media/Rewind/Play LLC

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A lot can happen in one night.

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Comedy | Drama

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Reg: I thought you had given up gambling.
Bill: I did, except this one. I thought it was a sure thing, and it would've been, but there were some injuries. We had a big shoulder problem from the starting pitcher. And I thought that...
Reg: Your gambling on baseball? What are you, stupid?
Bill: Well, you know man, I know it's not polo, but fuck, it's America's past time.
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Man of the Year is the film of the year!
20 January 2003 | by marqueeproSee all my reviews

This is one unique movie. The use of split screens throughout makes for non stop action that keeps the viewer's eyes glued to the screen. An interesting premise that's fully realized. It's truly unbelievable that the entire dialogue was improvised...it sounds as if it was shot from a script. The actors are uniformly excellent. Hats off to John Ritter for a sensitive, groundbreaking performance. And Lin Shaye is laugh-out-loud funny, too.


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