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
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Coming to a Senate seat near you.
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Did You Know?
The "Cutting Edge Live" TV show segment is shot at WQED's studio in Pittsburgh, home of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
(1968). King Friday's castle can be seen in the background as the production assistant storms across the soundstage to cut the power. When Fred Rogers
was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for Daytime Television in 1997, Tim Robbins
was the presenter. 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
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 ...
At the very end of the credits there is the screen-filling four-letter word 'VOTE'. See more
References Saturday Night Live
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. See more