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Encyclopedia > Bobby (2006 film)
Bobby
Directed by Emilio Estevez
Produced by Anthony Hopkins
John Ridley
Written by Emilio Estevez
Starring Anthony Hopkins
Elijah Wood
Demi Moore
Sharon Stone
Martin Sheen
Lindsay Lohan
Distributed by MGM, The Weinstein Company
Release date(s) November 23, 2006 (USA)
March 3, 2007 (DE)
Running time 120 minutes
Language English
IMDb profile

Bobby is a Golden Globe Award-nominated drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. The film features an ensemble cast and is a fictional account of the lives of several people present during the final hours in the life of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a former candidate for President of the United States, on June 6, 1968. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (550x815, 59 KB) Summary http://www. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (IPA: ) (born 31 December 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Welsh film, stage and television actor. ... John Ridley John Ridley is an American film director, actor, inventor and writer. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (IPA: ) (born 31 December 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Welsh film, stage and television actor. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Emmy winning American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... Martin Sheen (born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez on August 3, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now and, most recently, as President Josiah Bartlet on the acclaimed television drama The West Wing. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... “Deutschland” redirects here. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... An ensemble cast is a cast in which the principal performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance in a dramatic production. ... Robert Kennedy U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by a gunshot in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968, and died 26 hours later. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... Look up Candidate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 1 day remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ...


Bobby was released in New York and Los Angeles on November 17, 2006; wide release followed on November 23, one day after the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Robert's brother. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it received a seven-minute-long standing ovation, though received mixed reviews from critics. It was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture. New York, NY redirects here. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally in the presidential limousine just moments before his assassination The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ...

Contents

Plot and characters

A fictional account of the Ambassador Hotel on the day Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, Bobby recreates the ambience and themes of 1968, and invokes the hopes killed with Kennedy, by portraying this day in the life of 24 characters. To tell the story it uses the ensemble plot device of the 1932 film Grand Hotel. Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... Robert Kennedy U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by a gunshot in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968, and died 26 hours later. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... Grand Hotel is a 1932 art deco movie, and is considered as a classic of the sort. ...


Anthony Hopkins stars as the retired but ever-present doorman at The Ambassador Hotel. Harry Belafonte plays his retired friend whom he engages games of chess with. Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (IPA: ) (born 31 December 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Welsh film, stage and television actor. ... The Ambassador Hotel was a landmark hotel in Los Angeles, California. ... Harold George Belafonte, Jr. ...


Lindsay Lohan and Elijah Wood appear as a couple opposed to the Vietnam War who get married so Wood's character can avoid being sent to Vietnam and possible combat duty. Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore play married entertainers on the downside of their careers. Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ...


Sharon Stone plays a beautician married to the hotel's manager (William H. Macy), who clashes with his food and beverage manager (Christian Slater) who oversees a chef (Laurence Fishburne) and busboys (Freddy Rodriguez and Jacob Vargas). Other hotel staff portrayed are two hotel phone operators (Heather Graham and Joy Bryant). Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Emmy winning American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... Image:William h macy. ... Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... Laurence Fishburne III (b. ... This article is about the American actor; for the American cyclist Freddie Rodriguez, see Fred Rodriguez. ... Jacob Vargas (born on 18 August 1971 in Michoacan, Mexico and raised in California, USA) is a Mexican-American actor. ... Heather Graham on the cover of Life magazine Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film and television actress. ... Joy Bryant (born 19 October 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model for Tommy Hilfiger. ...


Helen Hunt and Martin Sheen (Estevez's father in real life) portray married socialites and Kennedy campaign donors staying at the hotel. Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You. ... Martin Sheen (born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez on August 3, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now and, most recently, as President Josiah Bartlet on the acclaimed television drama The West Wing. ...


Joshua Jackson (Emilio Estevez's co-star in the The Mighty Ducks trilogy), Nick Cannon, Brian Geraghty, and Shia LaBeouf play Kennedy volunteers; the latter two vie for the affection of a waitress played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and are willingly distracted by a drug dealer (Ashton Kutcher). A Czech reporter (Svetlana Metkina) finally gets the volunteers to grant her an interview with Kennedy, but he dies before she can interview him. Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor in American television and movies. ... The Mighty Ducks is the first film in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, produced by Avnet-Kerner Productions and Walt Disney Pictures, distributed by Buena Vista Distribution, and originally released to movie theatres by October 2, 1992. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Brian Timothy Geraghty (born 1975 in Toms River, New Jersey) is an American film actor. ... Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (born June 11, 1986) is an American actor and comedian. ... Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress. ... Ashton Kutcher, born Christopher Ashton Kutcher on February 7, 1978, is an American actor. ... Svetlana Lana Metkina is a Russian-born actress. ...


Cast

Elijah Wood and Lindsay Lohan in a scene from Bobby
Actor Role
Anthony Hopkins John Casey
Demi Moore Virginia Fallon
Sharon Stone Miriam Ebbers
Elijah Wood William Avary
Lindsay Lohan Diane Huber
William H. Macy Paul Ebbers
Freddy Rodriguez José Rojas
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Susan Taylor
Joshua Jackson Wade
Christian Slater Timmons
Laurence Fishburne Edward Robinson
Nick Cannon Dwayne
Emilio Estevez Tim Fallon
Shia LaBeouf Cooper
Brian Geraghty Jimmy
Martin Sheen Jack
Joy Bryant Patricia
David Kobzantsev Sirhan Sirhan
Heather Graham Angela
Svetlana Metkina Lenka Janacek
Harry Belafonte Nelson
Jacob Vargas Miguel
Ashton Kutcher Fisher
Helen Hunt Samantha
Dave Fraunces Robert Francis Kennedy
Jeridan Frye Ethel Kennedy
Spencer Garrett David Norak
Kevin Joseph Starks John F. Kennedy

Image File history File links Bobby_shot. ... Image File history File links Bobby_shot. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (IPA: ) (born 31 December 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Welsh film, stage and television actor. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Emmy winning American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... Image:William h macy. ... This article is about the American actor; for the American cyclist Freddie Rodriguez, see Fred Rodriguez. ... Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress. ... Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor in American television and movies. ... Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... Laurence Fishburne III (b. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (born June 11, 1986) is an American actor and comedian. ... Brian Timothy Geraghty (born 1975 in Toms River, New Jersey) is an American film actor. ... Martin Sheen (born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez on August 3, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now and, most recently, as President Josiah Bartlet on the acclaimed television drama The West Wing. ... Joy Bryant (born 19 October 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model for Tommy Hilfiger. ... Sirhan Bishara Sirhan (March 19, 1944–) is the convicted assassin of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy. ... Heather Graham on the cover of Life magazine Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film and television actress. ... Svetlana Lana Metkina is a Russian-born actress. ... Harold George Belafonte, Jr. ... Jacob Vargas (born on 18 August 1971 in Michoacan, Mexico and raised in California, USA) is a Mexican-American actor. ... Ashton Kutcher, born Christopher Ashton Kutcher on February 7, 1978, is an American actor. ... Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You. ... Robert Kennedy . Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Ethel Skakel Kennedy (born April 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois) is a member of the Kennedy political family by her marriage to Robert F. Kennedy. ...

Soundtrack

The film's soundtrack is primarily a compilation of music from the 1960s. The two newly recorded tracks are "Louie Louie", sung by Demi Moore, and "Never Gonna Break My Faith", written by Bryan Adams, Elliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda, and sung by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige. Louie Louie is an American rock n roll song written by Richard Berry in 1955. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She has been called for many years The Queen Of Soul, but many also call her Lady Soul, as well as... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in The Bronx, New York), is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and hip-hop soul singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and actress who has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide since her career began in 1991. ...


Reviews

Michael Medved gave the film Bobby three stars (out of four) calling the film "intriguing but imperfect." Medved added that "I can confirm that director/writer Emilio Estevez gets most of the feelings of the occasion right. But, the melodramatic, multi-character format proves somewhat uneven and distracting." Medved is unique amongst film critics in that he (at the time, a young Kennedy campaign volunteer) was present in the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel when Senator Kennedy was assassinated.[1] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ...


This movie got a seven minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. Lou Lomenick of The New York Post gave the film "Bobby" one (out of four) stars saying that it was just another rip-off of a much better film, 1975's Nashville. The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The first edition of The New York Post of July 6, 2004 incorrectly declared that U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry would choose U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt to be his vice-presidential running mate that day (in reality, Kerry chose John Edwards). ... Nashville is a 1975 film which mixes themes of U.S. presidential politics with those of the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Dan Hall of UK site Mansized gave the film three out of five stars, calling the film "a worthy work of faction that successfully recreates the sense of political optimism that Kennedy’s assault on the White House caused."[2] In literature, faction is a neologism used to describe a works based on real historical figures and actual events, woven together with fictional writing. ...


Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine ranked Bobby as among the worst movies of 2006, giving it one star (of four) and calling it "trite fiction" and a work of "insipid ineptitude".[3]


Awards

Venice Film Festival The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ...

  • Nominated for a Golden Lion, 2006 - Emilio Estevez
  • Won Biografilm Award - Emilio Estevez

Hollywood Film Festival The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ...

  • Won Best Ensemble Cast
  • Won Best Breakthrough Actress - Lindsay Lohan

Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Nominated for Best Original Song (for "Never Gonna Break My Faith" by Bryan Adams, Elliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda).

Screen Actors Guild Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ...

  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 2006 Won PFCS Award Breakout Performance of the Year - Behind the Camera Emilio Estevez


Historical accuracy

While Bobby is a work of fiction, the film contains some historically accurate representations. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated after midnight on June 5, 1968, in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel following his California Democratic primary election victory speech. In addition to Kennedy, five other people were shot, all of whom survived. Some valid political elements of his candidacy are shown. Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


The title role of the film is almost entirely played by RFK himself. Spliced between, throughout, and within many scenes, is a patchwork of archival footage and radio broadcasts and photos of his presidential campaign along with other images and sounds of the Kennedy family, news broadcasts, and the 60s in general. The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 10s - 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Note: Sometimes the 60s is used as shorthand for the 1960s, the 1860s, or other such decades in various centuries...


A few characters may draw on the stories of real people. Paul Ebbers (William H. Macy) and Virginia Fallon (Demi Moore) may be based on Karl Uecker[4] and Rosemary Clooney (George Clooney's aunt) respectively. Both of them were present at RFK's assassination. However, most characters and their entwining plots are fictitious, representing late 60's archetypes. The five other people shot are fictional. Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... George Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and two-time Golden Globe winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star in...


Bobby does not attempt to present the RFK assassination exactly as it occurred, nor does it attempt to explain the murder. The five real wounded bystanders are not portrayed, nor are most key people who were present (George Plimpton, Rosey Grier, Rafer Johnson, Andrew West, James Scott Enyart, Thane Eugene Cesar, David Sanchez Morales, Paul Sharaga, Sandy Serrano, etc.) There is no treatment of Sirhan Sirhan's background or motives, whether he acted alone, nor any alternate or conspiracy theories to the assassination. Robert Kennedy U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by a gunshot in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968, and died 26 hours later. ... George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer, editor, and actor. ... Roosevelt Rosey Grier (born July 14, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Cuthbert, Georgia), is an American football player, actor, and Christian minister. ... Rafer Lewis Johnson (born August 18, 1935) is a former American decathlete. ... Andrew West (Chinese name 魏安 Wèi Ān, born 1960) is an English linguist. ... David Sanchez Morales (August 26, 1925) was a CIA agent that worked in Cuba. ... Sirhan Bishara Sirhan (March 19, 1944–) is the convicted assassin of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy. ... A conspiracy theory is a theory that defies common historical or current understanding of events, under the claim that those events are the result of manipulations by two or more individuals or various secretive powers or conspiracies. ...


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Bobby (2006): Reviews (1759 words)
Whether or not Bobby Kennedy was the man his supporters believed him to be, the film makes a persuasive case that something important in America was silenced when he was gunned down.
Bobby can be seen clearly for what it is--an "Airport" movie with the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy as the central calamity and an all-star cast deployed like multiple George Kennedys.
Bobby turns out to be a good movie with lofty ambitions that never really focuses on Bobby until the final scene but by then it's just too late.
Bobby (2006 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Bobby is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez.
The film features an ensemble cast and is a fictional account of the lives of several people affected by and during the final hours in the life of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a former candidate for President of the United States, on June 6, 1968.
Bobby was released in New York and Los Angeles on November 17, 2006; wide release followed on November 23, one day after the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Robert's brother.
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