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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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
Anthony Hopkins plays a door man named John Casey in the film. In reality, there actually was a John Casey who served as door man at the Ambassador Hotel. At the end of the credits, it states, "'John Casey' is the name of an actual doorman at the Ambassador Hotel from 1928-1965. His portrayal in this film is not intended to reflect the actual facts of his life or legacy." See more »
When Tim starts playing drums with the band, the sound of the cymbal doesn't match what he's playing. See more »
Why do you want to get stoned?
We want to get stoned, because it feels good, man.
Bingo, because it feels good! You want to get stoned, because it feels good! Right?
Why is that wrong?
Because it's a cop out...
Ok, then can you explain to us why for what other reason than the fact it feels good, do we want to get stoned, man?
Because it's our way, of getting closer, to god.
That is what you're looking for; except for you didn't know it, until this minute.
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There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
Written by Les Reed (as Leslie David Reed) and Geoff Stephens
Performed by Herman's Hermits
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. and by arrangement with ABKCO Music and Records, Inc. See more »
I applaud intentions. Ambitious and all the rest but, Oh dear, Oh dear...The work from an artist of the TV generation. Everything reeks of TV. The banality of the interconnecting stories seem destined for an audience who has never read a book. Huge demographic, I agree, but Oh dear, Oh dear I didn't know if to escape after Freddy Rodriguez and his friend discuss the plea of the Mexicans or just before Helen Hunt realizes she didn't bring her black shoes. I think, and please forgive the impertinence, this would have worked much better as a TV miniseries. At least it would have reached the natural targeted audience and I would never have seen it. Oh well, too late I guess
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