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Twenty-two people become unwitting participants in a tragic and defining moment of the 1960's in this period drama from actor and director Emilio Estevez. It's early June in 1968, and the California presidential primary elections are occupying the minds of many in the Golden State, with Robert F. Kennedy in a close race against Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey. The Kennedy campaign staff has set up camp at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, while the staff and guests become observers as the brother of fallen president John F. Kennedy sets out to pick up where his sibling left off. Paul (William H. Macy) is the manager of the Ambassador, and his wife Miriam (Sharon Stone) is a hairdresser who runs's the hotel's beauty salon. Angela (Heather Graham) is a receptionist working the hotel's switchboard who has been sleeping with Paul behind Miriam's back. Timmons (Christian Slater) is in charge of the hotel's restaurant and catering department, and makes no secret of his dislike of the African-Americans and Latinos under his employ. Miguel (Jacob Vargas) and Jose (Freddy Rodriguez) are two young Chicanos on the kitchen staff who have it in for Timmons, while Robinson (Laurence Fishburne) is an older black man who counsels them on dealing with their rage. Virginia Fallon (Demi Moore) sings in the hotel's cocktail lounge and has a serious problem with alcohol; her husband Tim (Emilio Estevez) is a Kennedy supporter and also her manager, and he's nearing the end of his rope in dealing with her problem. William (Elijah Wood) is a young man desperate to avoid being drafted and sent to Vietnam; Diane (Lindsay Lohan) is a pretty young woman dating William's brother who agrees to marry him so William can avoid being drafted, though William is clearly infatuated with her while she considers this a marriage in name only. John Casey (Anthony Hopkins) is one of the owners of the Ambassador, and Nelson (Harry Belafonte) is an old friend who works at the hotel. And Jack (Martin Sheen) is a wealthy Kennedy campaign financier who is married to Samantha (Helen Hunt), an attractive but much younger woman. Bobby also features Joshua Jackson, Nick Cannon and Shia LaBeouf as young Kennedy campaign volunteers, while Ashton Kutcher, Joy Bryant, Kip Pardue and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also highlight the supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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Grouped Work ID3100dd93-f214-4c57-0840-b07094ef6ded
Grouping Titlebobby
Grouping Authorbold films
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-11-10 17:03:42PM
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auth_author2Bass, Edward, 1956-
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Cannon, Nick, 1980-
Estevez, Emilio, 1962-
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Fraunces, Dave.
Graham, Heather, 1970-
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Hunt, Helen, 1963-
Jackson, Joshua, 1978-
Kobzantsev, David.
Kutcher, Ashton, 1978-
LaBeouf, Shia, 1986-
Litvak, Michel.
Lohan, Lindsay, 1986-
Macy, William H., 1950-
Moore, Demi.
Rodríguez, Freddy, 1975-
Sheen, Martin.
Slater, Christian.
Stone, Sharon, 1958-
Wiersma, Holly.
Wood, Elijah, 1981-
author2-roleBass, Edward,1956-
Belafonte, Harry,1927-
Bold Films.
Cannon, Nick,1980-
Estevez, Emilio,1962-
Fishburne, Laurence,III,1961-
Fraunces, Dave.
Graham, Heather,1970-
Hopkins, Anthony,1937-
Hunt, Helen,1963-
Jackson, Joshua,1978-
Kobzantsev, David.
Kutcher, Ashton,1978-
LaBeouf, Shia,1986-
Litvak, Michel.
Lohan, Lindsay,1986-
Macy, William H.,1950-
Moore, Demi.
Rodríguez, Freddy,1975-
Sheen, Martin.
Slater, Christian.
Stone, Sharon,1958-
Weinstein Company.
Wiersma, Holly.
Wood, Elijah,1981-
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display_descriptionThe 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen. We see Kennedy's acceptance speech after winning the California Democratic presidential primary, his death at the hands of gunman Sirhan Sirhan, and the chaos and despair that ensued. The people at the hotel don't know what is coming. Our grief at hearing RFK's own words, so eloquent, so hopeful and inspiring. Watch the horrible events unfold and wonder what might have been. Bobby was the man whom many thought would defeat Richard Nixon in the '68 general election. Centers around 22 people who were guests, staff, campaign workers, and reporters who were at the Ambassador Hotel on that June day. Many issues are addressed, including, the Vietnam war, drugs, alcoholism, voting irregularities, adultery, racism, immigration, and communism. Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on that fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests.
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subject_facetAmbassador Hotel -- Drama
Assassination -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Biographical -- Feature
Biographical films
Crime -- Feature
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Kennedy, Robert F., -- 1925-1968. -- Assassination -- Drama
Kennedy, Robert F., -- 1925-1968. -- Drama
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama
Melodrama -- Feature
Melodramas (Drama)
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Drama
Video recordings
title_fullBobby [videorecording] / Bold Films ; produced by Edward Bass, Michel Litvak, Holly Wiersma ; written by Emilio Estevez ; directed by Emilio Estevez
Bobby [videorecording] / The Weinstein Company and Bold Films ; produced by Edward Bass, Michel Litvak, Holly Wiersma ; written by Emilio Estevez ; directed by Emilio Estevez
Kennedy, Robert F
Presidential candidates