Faux documentary about the early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive fictional President of the United States who came to power in 2049.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined with reenactment footage of the McCallisters' teenage years, dealing with a pot smoking mother and typical high school drama. Also explored is Jack's tentative romance with Courtney Benedict. Written by rmlohner

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This fall, meet two brothers, one whose path will shape the future of us all See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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12 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Jack and Bobby  »

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Matt Long, Jessica Paré and John Slattery went on to co-star in the series "Mad Men" together. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is shaving in "Chess Lessons", at one point you can still see a bit of shaving cream on the side of his face, and though he does not wipe off his face, the shaving cream is gone in the next shot See more »

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Jack McCallister: [to Grace] This is beyond your normal bad ideas, please stop.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Charming drama
1 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of previewing this program on a promotional DVD. I have to say that it is an interesting and somewhat charming drama that peeks at the life of a future president of the United States – during his boyhood years! The family chemistry is excellent; Jack, as the brooding, somewhat self-assured big brother to Bobby, the geeky and asthmatic kid, coupled with their liberal-over-protective-college-professor-single-mother, wonderfully played by Christine Lahti. The emotions seem genuine (which means good acting!) and the story line (at least for the pilot) was engaging. The dialogues are smart and real. The "flash-forwards" are tastefully done, and although definitely related, doesn't distract us too much to the "present day" storyline. I would love to see how this story develops.


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