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Bob Roberts (1992)

 -  Comedy  -  4 September 1992 (USA)
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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.

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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. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Rated R for momentary language | See all certifications »

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4 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Bob Roberts - Candidato ao Poder  »

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$4,479,470 (USA)
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When Tim Robbins approached his actor friends about doing the movie, he said most of them asked to play newscasters. See more »

Goofs

In a scene where Bob gets off the bus in "Harrisburg" a police barrier clearly says "City of Philadelphia." See more »

Quotes

Chuck Marlin: I could use a strong finisher myself sometimes
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits there is the screen-filling four-letter word 'VOTE'. See more »

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Referenced in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

This World Turns
Music and Lyrics by David Robbins & Tim Robbins
Produced and Arranged by David Robbins
Robbins Egg Music (c) 1992, A.S.C.A.P.
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Might be the best political satire of all time
17 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Tim Robbins has made one heck of a statement with this film presenting politics as it really is, crooked and disturbing. The screenplay is brilliantly clever brimming with brutal honesty about the political battle in washington.Robbins plays the right-wing politician perfectly portraying a crooked yuppie business man willing to do anything to get elected to the US Senate a must see film one of the best films of the decade.


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