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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
 Grace McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Jack McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Bobby McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Courtney Benedict (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Peter Benedict (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Marcus Ride (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Missy Belknap (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Tom Wexler Graham (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Warren Feide (11 episodes, 2004-2005)


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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In 2041, one son will be President. See more »


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Release Date:

12 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack kai Bobby  »

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The music played during the opening credits is score music from The Patriot (2000), which featured ?Logan Lerman?. See more »


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 »


Adult Marcus Ride: I'll never forget the day Bobby told Grace that he was a Republican. It was like coming out. Coming out of the closet... as an ax-murderer. There was nothing Grace loathed more than a Republican. I remember she just kept saying that it was so wrong. At the time I thought she meant the party itself was wrong, but now looking back I think what she meant was, it was wrong for him.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild 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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