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Bob Roberts (1992)

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Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his campaign, Robbins gives needle-sharp insight into the way candidates manipulate the media.

Director: Tim Robbins
Writer: Tim Robbins

Release Date: 1992-09-04
Status: Released
Run time: 102 min / 1:42
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America
Release Date: 1992-09-04
Status: Released
Run time: 102 min / 1:42

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Tim Robbins
as Bob Roberts
Giancarlo Esposito
as Bugs Raplin
Alan Rickman
as Lukas Hart III
David Strathairn
as Mack Laflin
James Spader
as Chuck Marlin
Helen Hunt
as Rose Pondell
Jack Black
as Roger Davis
Susan Sarandon
as Tawna Titan
Ray Wise
as Chet MacGregor
Brian Murray
Gore Vidal
as Senator Brickley Paiste
Rebecca Jenkins
as Delores Perrigrew
Harry Lennix
as Franklin Dockett
John Ottavino
as Clark Anderson
Robert Stanton
as Bart Macklerooney
Kelly Willis
as Clarissa Flan
John Cusack
as Cutting Edge Host
Jeremy Piven
as Candle Seller
Peter Gallagher
as Dan Riley
Fred Ward
as Chip Daley
Tom Atkins
as Caleb Mneck
Mark McGrath
as Burt
Fisher Stevens
as Rock Bork
Bob Balaban
as Michael Janes
Steve Pink
as Angry Protestor
Ned Bellamy
as Uzi Kornhauser


Directing Tim Robbins Director
Writing Tim Robbins Screenplay
Production Forrest Murray Producer
Production Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Production Ronna B. Wallace Executive Producer
Production Paul Webster Executive Producer
Sound David Robbins Original Music Composer
Camera Jean Lépine Director of Photography
Editing Lisa Zeno Churgin Editor
Art Brian Kasch Set Decoration
Art Gary Kosko Art Direction
Art Richard Hoover Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Bridget Kelly Costume Design
Art John Lindsey McCormick Art Department Coordinator
Production Douglas Aibel Casting
Directing Brenda K. Wachel Script Supervisor
Camera Sam J. Jones Still Photographer
Camera Rick Raphael Steadicam Operator
Sound Stephen Halbert Production Sound Mixer
Sound Marshall Grupp Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Michael J. Cerone Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Peter Halbert Boom Operator
Production Rudd Simmons Production Supervisor
Production James Bigwood Associate Producer
Production Allan F. Nicholls Associate Producer
Crew Jery Hewitt Stunts
Crew Don Hewitt Stunts
Sound Patrick Mullins Music Editor
Production Kitty Olisky Production Coordinator
Sound Laura Civiello Dialogue Editor
Sound Branka Mrkic Dialogue Editor
Art Chris Call Property Master

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  • Bob Roberts, the hero of Tim Robbins' new film, is a "populist" candidate for the Senate in Pennsylvania. He's a self-made millionaire who sings folk songs to his audiences, songs with titles like "The Times They are a-Changin' Back."

  • "Bob Roberts is Nixon, but he's shrewder, more complicated," says a skeptical newscaster, one of many such heavy-handed speeches in the film. "Here's a man who adopted the persona and mindset of a free-thinking rebel and turned it on itself: The rebel conservative.

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  • Review By Dan Geddes. As we enter another surreal election year, it’s a good time to check out Bob Roberts (1992), a dead-on political satire. Tim Robbins stars as a millionaire Republican folk singer running for the Senate in Pennsylvania.

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  • BOB ROBERTS is a political satire about a pseudo-religious, folk singer-turned-conservative politician running for U.S. Senate. Ultimately, Roberts' is mocked as a two-faced charlatan whose message contradicts his actions, with prayers and rhetoric helping him win the election.

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  • Bob Roberts is a 1992 American-British satirical mockumentary film written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins. It depicts the rise of Robert "Bob" Roberts Jr., a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming United States Senate election.