Bob Roberts Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Bob Roberts the Movie

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Excellent pseudo-documentary satire about a 1990 Pennsylvania senatorial race between Robbins' titular right-wing folk singer/entrepreneur versus Brickley Paiste's (Vidal) aging liberal incumbent. Roberts seems like a gee-whiz kinda guy but he'll stop at nothing to get elected and he knows a lot about political dirty tricks and, even more important, manipulating the media to get what he wants. Robbins directorial debut turned out to be very timely in view of the 1992 Clinton/Bush presidential campaign. Features a number of cameos. Line to remember: "Vote first. Ask questions later."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mockumentary, Politics, Screen Teams: Cusack & Robbins, Satire & Parody, Pittsburgh
Tim Robbins
Jack Black, Tom Atkins, Helen Hunt, Peter Gallagher, Lynne Thigpen, Bingo O'Malley, Kathleen Chalfant, Matthew Faber, Matt McGrath, Jeremy Piven, Steve Pink, Fisher Stevens, Bob Balaban, Allan Nicholls, June Stein, Adam Simon, Ned Bellamy, Robert Hegyes, Lee Arenberg, Natalie Strong, Merilee Dale, Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise, Rebecca Jenkins, Harry J. Lennix, John Ottavino, Robert Stanton, Alan Rickman, Gore Vidal, Brian Murray, Anita Gillette, David Strathairn, Susan Sarandon, James Spader, John Cusack, Fred Ward, Pamela Reed
Jean Lepine
Tim Robbins
David Robbins
Paramount Pictures, Miramax, Forrest Murray

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