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Jack & Bobby 

The early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive President of the United States from 2041 to 2049, is explored.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Christine Lahti ...  Grace McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Matt Long ...  Jack McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Logan Lerman ...  Bobby McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Jessica Paré ...  Courtney Benedict 21 episodes, 2004-2005
John Slattery ...  Peter Benedict 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Edwin Hodge ...  Marcus Ride 20 episodes, 2004-2005
Keri Lynn Pratt ...  Missy Belknap 18 episodes, 2004-2005
Bradley Cooper ...  Tom Wexler Graham 14 episodes, 2004-2005
Dean Collins ...  Warren Feide 11 episodes, 2004-2005
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Jack and Bobby See more »

Filming Locations:

Alhambra, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Long, Jessica Paré, and John Slattery appeared on Mad Men (2007). See more »

Goofs

During the first half of the season, Bobby is referred to as being 13 years old, but beginning in episode 1x11 they began referring to him as being 12 years old, which he remains for the rest of the season. See more »

Quotes

Tom Wexler Graham: I hate to break it to you but if apathy defines my generation, yours is defined by disappointing us to where we don't even see the point anymore. The best minds of your generation gave up a long time ago. You know what they do now? Vote for Bush.
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Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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It has greatness within it's grasp.
12 September 2004 | by tahirjon6See all my reviews

I watched the first episode of Jack & Bobby which airs tonight on a promotional DVD that was provided by Entertainment Weekly.

The show is innovative, it is a futuristic documentary that centers around the president of the United States between 2040-2048 and looks back to when he was a normal (or not so normal) kid in our present day. The show is pretty darn innovative, mixing some great creativity of our future, with some even more great realization of our current lives. It shows how one child, not too different from you and me can grow up to be president.

The cast is nice, great chemistry between all of the actors, and no significantly weak links among any of the cast, although the boy who plays Bobby's conformist friend could have stood some more acting lessons. The story for the pilot was great, it involved Bobby's mother and brother fighting over how he should be raised, and it deals with drugs in a smart gritty way, not how 7'th Heaven would deal with it. But again, most of all is how the show seems to blend Futuristic Political Documentary With Present-Day gritty drama, so seamlessly.

8/10 - I have high hopes for this one!


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