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
The slogan "The once and future king" on the kitchen wall was written by Edward (Laurence Fishburne), who was left handed. As such the first couple of words are rubbed slightly by his sleeve. In the final scene we see a blood-spattered slogan, this time written perfectly without the faded first couple of words. See more »
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Hurdy Gurdy Man
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. and Epic Records
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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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