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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Millionaire conservative Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins) launches an insurgent campaign against incumbent senator Brickley Paiste (Gore Vidal), firing up crowds at his rallies by singing '60s-style acoustic folk songs with lyrics espousing far-right conservative social and economic views. Investigative journalist Bugs Raplin (Giancarlo Esposito) shadows the Roberts campaign, trying to connect Roberts to a drug-trafficking scheme, but an assassination attempt lays suspicion on both men.

Cast: Tim Robbins , Giancarlo Esposito , Ray Wise , Brian Murray , Gore Vidal , Rebecca Jenkins , Harry J. Lennix , John Ottavino

Director: Tim Robbins

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures, Live Video, Artisan Entertainment, Pathé Contemporary Films, Pioneer Entertainment

Bob Roberts (1992)

Release Date: August 26th, 2000|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • March 01, 2010 Les Filles
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    This film is one of the best portrayals ever of the cynicism and phoniness of the American political system.

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