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Bob Roberts
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Tim Robbins Tim Robbins
Bob Roberts
Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito
Bugs Raplin
Alan Rickman Alan Rickman
Lukas Hart III
Ray Wise Ray Wise
Chet MacGregor
Brian Murray Brian Murray
Terry Manchester
Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
Senator Brickley Paiste
Rebecca Jenkins Rebecca Jenkins
Delores Perrigrew
Harry Lennix Harry Lennix
Franklin Dockett

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A great underrated movie

7 years, 1 month ago at Sep 7 13:50
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Back then, Tim Robbins was probably one of the most interesting actors at work (see also ‘Jacob's Ladder’, ‘The Player’, ‘Short Cuts’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’) and it was during this prolific period that he decided to release his directing debut. Unfortunately, it se... read more
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Documentary-style look at the fictional Senatorial campaign of Bob Roberts, an arch-conservative folk singer turned politician. This political satire includes several original songs co-written and performed by writer/director/star Tim Robbins, and cameo appearances by other stars as reporters and news anchors.
Release date: 4 September 1992
UPC: 012236114888
Tags: Comedy (4), Political (4), Drama (3), Satire (3), 1990s (3), 1992 (3), 90's (2), Film Making (2), Senator (2), Guitar (2), Independent Film (2), Reporter (2), Sort (1), SnP (1), {drama 10} (1), Mockumentary (1), Cult Favorite (1), Political Campaign (1), Deception (1), HQ (1)
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"First viewing - March 6th I've seen a fair amount of positive feedback on this film over the years, so I was curious to give it a look. It's a well-made film, but also kinda depressing in a way. It works as a behind-the-scenes look at how the campaign trail might go for someone like Mr. Roberts, as well as social commentary of what lengths some politicians will go to to win the power they desire. As such it's also difficult to get behind, because there are few characters in the film worth spend"

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