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.
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 R.F.K. calling for a better society and a better nation.Written by
Apart from the Los Angeles location filming, the rest of the interiors were built at Santa Clarita soundstages, located north of Los Angeles, California. There, one of the key sets created was the hair salon, where Sharon Stone (Miriam) encounters many of the other characters in their most confessional moments. Production designer Patti Podesta said: "It's a little posh and a little Deco. A multi-faceted space where everything plays out in the reflection of mirrors." See more »
The Christian Slater character violently grabs William Macy between the first and second buttons on the tuxedo shirt with a completely bloodied hand. Later at the ambulance, Macy's perfectly buttoned shirt has a only few minor specks of blood, should be a bloody mess. See more »
Forget it Jimmy, I'm 19. I don't wanna go to Vietnam. Do you?
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Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
Written by Justin Hayward (as David Justin Hayward)
Performed by The Moody Blues
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Good Snapshot of history
I recently had a pre-screening for "Bobby" at my college and I have to say this was a good film. I didn't know what to expect with Emilo Estevez directing, writing and acting. But he pulled it off. To me he wrote a very real movie. He had everyday people with everyday problems. The characters even talked like "real" people, profanity and all. The movie didn't feel like a docudrama and that I think that made it even better. All the stories were complete and made you care about the characters. Most importantly you could tell how important Bobby Kennedy was to all these characters and America as a whole. This movie will be a great movie for high schoolers to see so they can know how life was during that time.(it was like a snapshot of history) I hope this movie does well at the box office. I gave it an eight but I almost gave it a seven. I gave it an eight because the next day my friends were still quoting the movie. That is a very good sign. Esp. if college students are doing it. If you like any of the actors in the movie it is worth a shot.
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