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 <email@example.com>
Vote first. Ask questions later.
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Did You Know?
Writer/director/actor Tim Robbins
wrote a song called "Revape Amerika" for Tapeheads
(1988). It was performed by Robbins, credited as "Bob Roberts". Robbins reworked the song into "Retake America", used in this film. See more
The film takes place in 1990, on the eve of the Persian Gulf War. In real life, neither of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seats were up for re-election that year. See more
Lukas Hart III
Excuse me, I have to go pray.
Towards the end of the final credits, there is a heart-shaped outline surrounding the initials EMLA, JHR, MGR & SS (SS is in the center)... These stand for Susan Sarandon, their two children together, Jack Henry Robbins & Miles Guthrie Robbins, his step-daughter Eva Maria Livia Amurri (Susan's daughter with film-maker, Franco Amurri.) This is also in the credits for "Cradle Will Rock", another Tim Robbins directed film. Thanks are given to "The Bob Roberts Dancers"... See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.8
Music and Lyrics by David Robbins
& Tim Robbins
Produced and Arranged by David Robbins
Cello by John Hagen
Robbins Egg Music (c) 1992, A.S.C.A.P. See more