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Bobby (2006)

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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, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.



Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »





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Agent Phil


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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22 lives linked by a moment the world would never forget See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$69,039, 19 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,597,806, 31 December 2007
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It took Emilio Estevez seven years to get the movie made. At one point, he had such a bad case of writer's block, that he only had thirty pages of the script and lied to people that he was working on it. His brother Charlie Sheen read the pages and convinced him to finish. See more »


(at around 21 mins) 4-beam sky-tracker (Pichel) style searchlight beams are shown. These were first brought to market in the 1979-1980. See more »


Miriam: That poor woman... I used to be such a fan
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Ain't That Peculiar
Written by Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson, Jr.), Bobby Rogers (as Robert Rogers) and Marvin Tarplin
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A life changing movie
21 November 2006 | by 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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