Bob Roberts Poster

Release Date: August 26th, 2000

DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2000

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 Lennix, John Ottavino

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

Keywords: 1990s, Office, Witty, Pursuit, Hotel


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy