Release Date: August 26th, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2000
R|1 hr 42 min
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.
Director: Tim Robbins
Genres: Comedy drama
Production Co: Miramax Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Live Entertainment
Distributors: Artisan Entertainment, Live Video, Pathé Contemporary Films, Paramount Pictures, Pioneer Entertainment