Man Of The Year

Man Of The Year

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Overview

Man Of The Year

The brain-child of director and executive producer Straw Weisman, Man of the Year is billed as a reality/surveillance/improv/drama. In fact, the film was shot in one night, with no script and a cast of about 20 being followed around by an equal number of cameras. The story centers on Bill, a successful oil company executive played by John Ritter. At a party in honor of Bill, the audience is introduced to a number of people in Bill's life, including his wife, Carol (Heidi Mark); his bookie, Mickey (Dan Ponce); and his mistress, Vanessa (Khrystyne Haje). As the evening progresses, the mood of the party goes from festive to angry as all of the secrets in Bill's life become exposed, and his life begins to crumble around him. Suddenly, a gunshot is heard, someone is dead, and no one knows who the killer is. Completely improvised based on a loose story outline and a set of predetermined motivations for each character, Man of the Year premiered at the 2002 Method Film Festival in Pasadena, CA.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/2005
UPC: 0012233297522
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Monterey Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

Conversation with director; About John Ritter; Interview with cast & crew; John Ritter pep talk; Music recording session; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Ritter Actor
Leeza Gibbons Actor
Archie Hahn Actor
Khrystyne Haje Actor
Rebecca Harrell Actor
Amy Hill Actor
Jon Jacobs Actor
Shawnee Free Jones Actor
Clayton Landey Actor
Ivo Lopez-Lewis Actor
Samantha Lloyd Actor
Heidi Mark Actor
Kristen Miller Actor
Jack Mosshammer Actor
Oliver Muirhead Actor
Daniel Ponce Actor
Lin Shaye Actor
Annie Sorell Actor
James Wilder Actor
Zarena Zapico Actor
Jade Carter Actor
Brian Cousins Actor
Adria Dawn Actor
Idalis de Leon Actor
Kathleen Gati Actor

Technical Credits
Tamara Friedman Director
Andy Goldberg Director,Producer
David Roy Director,Cinematographer
Jonathan Tydor Director
Barry Zetlin Director
Bill Black Editor
Betsy Fels Producer
Tchavdar Gueorguiev Sound/Sound Designer
Aaron Kampfer Asst. Director
David Kates Score Composer
Richard Mann Producer
Andrea Mia Producer
Alan Muraoka Production Designer
Galit Reuben Set Decoration/Design
John Ritter Co-producer
Steven M. Rubenstein Co-producer
Al Satterwhite Cinematographer
Jeff Silverman Score Composer
Alexa M. Stone Costumes/Costume Designer
Camille S. Thien Co-producer
Matt Tydor Asst. Director
Erica Wallis Casting
Debbie Weisman Executive Producer
Straw Weisman Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Breaking News [15:35]
2. The Elevator [12:12]
3. The Bookie [11:29]
4. The Party [9:03]
5. The Surprise [9:18]
6. The Call [15:54]
7. The Gift! [1:50]
8. Credits [8:39]

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