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Bob Roberts (1992)

R  |   |  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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Senator Brickley Paiste
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Delores Perrigrew
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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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Coming to a Senate seat near you. See more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Bugs Raplin: The reason that Iran-Contra happened is because nobody did anything substantial about Watergate. And the reason that Watergate happened is that there were no consequences from the Bay of Pigs. They are all the same operatives, didn't you notice? The foot soldiers in the Bay of Pigs, the plumbers that got busted at Watergate, the gunrunners in Iran contra: they are all the same people. The same faces. Now it doesn't take a genius to make the connection here. A secret government beyond the ...
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Soundtracks

My Land
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.
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Why is this movie so offensive?
12 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't understand why Republicans were so offended by this movie. Bob Roberts's political affiliation had nothing to do with his dirty campaign tricks. Bob Roberts could just as easily have been a Democrat. This film is not mocking Republican dishonesty, but political dishonesty. Tim Robbins does a great job as an evil, hypocritical folk singer / politician, and there is a very good supporting cast. Not laugh-out-loud funny, but bitingly satirical and creepy.


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