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Bobby (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, History  |  23 November 2006 (USA)
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The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.



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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »



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Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California presidential primary. As day breaks Robert F. Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel; he'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend, a campaign strategist's wife needs a pair of black shoes, two campaign staff trip on LSD, a lounge singer is on the downhill slide. Through it all, we see and hear RFK calling for a better society and a better nation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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hotel | campaign | senator | chess | friend | See All (72) »


He saw wrong and tried to right it. He saw suffering and tried to heal it. He saw war and tried to stop it. See more »


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Rated R for language, drug content and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El día que mataron a Kennedy  »

Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,039 (USA) (17 November 2006)


$11,204,499 (USA) (2 February 2007)

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Did You Know?


The scene of Sharon Stone's character cutting her husband's hair (played by William H. Macy) was not in the script. Stone was to pantomime cutting the hair, but she actually snipped his hair. Macy's visibly tense reaction to the haircut was real. See more »


While John Casey is seated and talking, his wrist watch says the time is 10 minutes to the hour. A few moments later, the watch has skipped back in time to quarter to the hour. See more »


Miriam: [to her husband] Your, clothes, your hair. They might say 1968, but your attitude is pure 1920.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »


Never Gonna Break My Faith
Written by Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda
Performed by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem (as The Harlem Boys Choir)
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Aretha Franklin appears courtesy of J Records
Mary J. Blige appears courtesy of Geffen Records
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A life changing movie
21 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie has the power to change the world, if people take a moment to think about it. The theater was packed, and all left silent, most very emotional. The message that Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King were giving is no longer being said by our current leaders, and that is a very sad thing. The work they were doing should not have fallen by the wayside when they were assassinated, but it seems that it has. The current message we are getting is quite the opposite. Massive kudos to Emilio Estevez for giving us this message again through his movie. The acting was amazing, the writing perfect, and the direction was incredible. What I took from this movie is that we should all take the time to really think about who we're putting in power and what they will do with that power. Take the time to vote. Without your vote as your voice, you have no power to give. As RFK said "Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events...Each time a man stands up for an ideal...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

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