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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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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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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12 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack and Bobby See more »

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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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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 »

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Future Courtney McCallister: There were some dark hours during his presidency. And it was in those times he said the wrong brother became president.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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Brilliant and strangely deep
9 February 2005 | by deathofacatSee all my reviews

Jack & Bobby is a strange drama in that it is original without seeming so. Two brothers grow up under the gaze of their brilliant, breakable, over-controlling, liberal-professor mom, and one of them becomes president. Weird concept, unlikely to work. But the real shock of J&B is: it does. The actors are one of the main reasons. Lahti is out of this world as a woman who desperately needs to be loved, but won't let it come to her. Lerman and Long, both fairly new, bring their characters to life wonderfully. Slattey is pleasantly wry as a father who has lost his wife and must now raise his children. Pare and Hodge add as well, and Cooper gives a surprisingly deep performance that proves strangely real.

The plots are good too. Yeah, it's bothering that week after week, we have to see poor Grace "learn" her lesson, and be humbled, but it's TV: no one would watch if an intelligent person wasn't forced to be put down contantly. Another good moment features her affair with a TA, which comes off, not as a fling, but rather as a ripping, surprising romance. The boys too add their own mix. Teenager Jack is pretty stereotypical, but he's still real, and while overly good Bobby is a bit too good, he still comes off as sweet and impressionable.

My only hope is that the WB learns to appreciate what a gem they have. This one's a keeper, guys.


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