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FULL SYNOPSIS

Twenty-two people become unwitting participants in a tragic and defining moment of the 1960s 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' 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, Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Andrea Remanda Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bryan Adams Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Phoenix Film Critics Association Emilio Estevez Breakout Performance of the Year - Behind the Camera 2006 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Aretha Franklin Best Song 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Mary J. Blige Best Song 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Eliot Kennedy Best Original Song 2006 Nominee

Cast

Harry Belafonte
as Nelson
Joy Bryant
as Patricia
Nick Cannon
as Dwayne
Emilio Estevez
as Tim Fallon
Sharon Stone
as Miriam Ebbers
Laurence Fishburne
as Edward Robinson
Brian Geraghty
as Jimmy
Heather Graham
as Angela
Anthony Hopkins
as John Casey
Helen Hunt
as Samantha Stevens
Joshua Jackson
as Wade Buckley
David Krumholtz
as Agent Phil
Ashton Kutcher
as Fisher
Shia LaBeouf
as Cooper
Lindsay Lohan
as Dane
William H. Macy
as Paul Ebbers
Svetlana Metkina
as Lenke Janacek
Demi Moore
as Virginia Fallon
Freddy Rodriguez
as Jose Rojas
Martin Sheen
as Jack
Christian Slater
as Daryl Timmons
Jacob Vargas
as Miguel
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
as Susan
Elijah Wood
as William
Gene Borkan
as Salesman
London Bridges
as Bathroom Attendant
Tony Colitti
as Fireman
Jose Del Mar
as Kitchen Helper
Mario Di Donato
as Fireman
Steve Forbess
as Kitchen Helper
Spencer Garrett
as David
David Kobzantsev
as Sirhan Sirhan
John Lavachielli
as Bellman
Kevin McCorkle
as Fire Captain
Scoot McNairy
as Beatnik
Martin Morales
as Employee
Louis Mustillo
as Mario
Orlando Seale
as Morris
Denny Seiwell
as Band Leader
Oren Skoog
as Beatnik
Joe Torrenueva
as Co-worker

Crew

Emilio Estevez
Director
Emilio Estevez
Producer
Holly Wiersma
Producer
Michel Litvak
Producer
Edward Bass
Producer
Emilio Estevez
Screenwriter
Michael Barrett
Cinematographer
Chris Douridas
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eliot Kennedy
Songwriter
Bryan Adams
Songwriter
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Andrea Remanda
Songwriter
Joel Sill
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Chew
Editor
Patti Podesta
Production Designer
Colin de Rouin
Art Director
David Lancaster
Co-producer
Athena Ashburn
Co-producer
Lisa Niedenthal
Co-producer
John Ridley
Co-producer
Daniel Grodnik
Executive Producer
Michelle Krumm
Executive Producer
Michel Litvak
Executive Producer
Anthony Hopkins
Executive Producer
Gary Michael Walters
Executive Producer
Matt Landon
Executive Producer
Lisa Fischer
Set Decorator
Radha Mehta
Set Decorator
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Jon Title
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Minkler
Sound/Sound Designer
Dino R. Dimuro
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Boeddeker
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Ozanich
Sound/Sound Designer
Coleman Metts
Sound/Sound Designer
Glenn T. Morgan
Sound/Sound Designer
William M. Elvin
First Assistant Director
Aretha Franklin
Singer
Mary J. Blige
Singer
Craig Fikse
Camera Operator
Glenn T. Morgan
Sound Mixer
Kimberly Davis-Wagner
Casting
Justine Baddeley
Casting
Lou Carlucci
Special Effects Coordinator
Jen Wall
Production Coordinator
Mark Isham
Music Producer
Rick Tinsley
Construction Coordinator
Mike Nowak
Conductor
Richard Middleton
Unit Production Manager
Tony Lamberti
Re-Recording Mixer
Tim Morrison
Musical Performer
Richard Jordan
Post Production Supervisor
Alexis Walker
Makeup
Glenn T. Morgan
Supervising Sound Editor
Brad Wilder
Key Make-up
Bunny Parker
Key Hairstylist
Callum Greene
Unit Production Manager
Chad Tomasoski
Post Production Supervisor
Faith Conroy
Script Supervisor
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