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      Man of the Century

      R 1999 1 hr. 20 min. Comedy List
      67% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 77% 500+ Ratings Audience Score If ever a man seems lost in time, it would be Johnny Twennies (Gibson Frazier), a newspaper writer who talks, walks and fights like he stepped out of the Jazz Age. Johnny wears a fedora, swing-dances for wholly non-ironic reasons, and can't seem to wrap his mind around concepts like "cable television." But when a pack of thugs threaten his life unless he plants a fake news story, Johnny proves he's got plenty of moxie -- and that some ideas, like chivalry and justice, never go out of style. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This movie really worked for me, a clever concept and they did a lot with it. It call hinged on the unknown gibson frazier and he pulls it off. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Clever, funny and very original Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Give it credit for what i think is a good production value. I just love a movie that does not take itself to serious but does not become a naked gun or scary movie 3 and 4. Its also nice to know you can make a movie enjoyable with basically one good idea and a great ending. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Original and unforgettable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun, fun light-hearted indie comedy. The main character seems to belong in a film from the 20s-30s while living in Manhattan in 1999, which kind of confuses the locals. His dialog and mannerisms are spot on - They nailed it. Great cast, especially the lead. Some fun cameos, too. I couldn't stop smiling. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I've wasted an hour and a half in worse ways, but the best part of this movie is the music that plays over the closing credits. The rest was just charming camp reminiscent of the old Batman TV series starring Adam West. As I recall, Frank Gorshin was in that also. Coincidence? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Man of the Century is unlikely to last to the millennium. Mar 18, 2024 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com A clever concept indie with old timey zip. Rated: 3/5 Jan 6, 2008 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com A thin gimmick to be certain, but at a tick or two under 80 minutes (!), this amiable comedy never wears out its welcome. Rated: 3/4 Jan 11, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis If ever a man seems lost in time, it would be Johnny Twennies (Gibson Frazier), a newspaper writer who talks, walks and fights like he stepped out of the Jazz Age. Johnny wears a fedora, swing-dances for wholly non-ironic reasons, and can't seem to wrap his mind around concepts like "cable television." But when a pack of thugs threaten his life unless he plants a fake news story, Johnny proves he's got plenty of moxie -- and that some ideas, like chivalry and justice, never go out of style.
      Director
      Adam Abraham
      Screenwriter
      Adam Abraham, Gibson Frazier
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 12, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $33.0K
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