Director: Emilio Estevez
Writer: Emilio Estevez
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood
Released: March 8, 2007
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 117 minutes
Story: "Bobby" re-imagines one of the most explosively tragic nights in American history. By following the stories of 22 fictional characters in the Ambassador Hotel on the fateful eve that Presidential hopeful Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot, writer/director Emilio Estevez and an accomplished ensemble cast forge an intimate mosaic of an America careening towards a moment of shattering change - as different characters navigate prejudice, injustice, chaos and their own complicated personal lives, while seeking the last glimmering signs of hope in Kennedy's idealism. In exploring the diverse experiences of ordinary people, the film celebrates the spirit of an extraordinary man and servers as a snapshot of this emblematic time in history.

Deftly combining fact, fiction and fate, the interwoven human stories of "Bobby" unfold on June 4th, 1968. The film begins its imaginative and stirring re-creation of that catalytic day just a few hours before Kennedy's assassination, as party-goers, performers, hotel employees and campaigners all descend on the hotel in preparation for the big night. They include the Ambassador's retired doorman (Anthony Hopkins) who can't seem to leave his old haunt behind and plays chess in the grand lobby with fellow retiree Nelson (Harry Belafonte); the hotel's current manager, Paul Ebbers (William H. Macy), a kindhearted but flawed businessman whose wife Miriam (Sharon Stone) is the hotel's hairdresser; the stifled hotel switchboard operator Angela (Heather Graham) who hopes her affair with Ebbers will lead to a promotion, to the dismay of her co-worker Patricia (Joy Bryant); the hotel's kitchen workers, including the bigoted boss Timmons (Christian Slater), learned sous chef Edward Robinson (Laurence Fishburne); Latino workers Jose (Freddy Rodriguez), who would rather be watching the night's pivotal Dodgers baseball game, and Miguel; and the coffee shop waitress Susan, newly arrived from Ohio and hoping to become a big star.

Meanwhile, the hotel's many guests include the alcoholic singer Virginia Fallon (Demi Moore), who is scheduled to introduce the Senator at his California Primary party, and her frustrated husband Tim (Emilio Estevez); a young bride-to-be (Lindsay Lohan) who is about to marry a young man (Elijah Wood) to save him from going to Vietnam; and a depressed East Coast socialite (Martin Sheen) and his younger wife (Helen Hunt) who are in California on a strained second honeymoon. Also gathered in the Ambassador are Kennedy campaign followers including devoted young aides Wade and Dwayne; persistent Czech journalist Lenka; and novice volunteers Jimmy and Cooper whose day of campaigning is radically changed when they run into a drug dealer (Ashton Kutcher) who initiates them into the infamous acid trip experience.

As the day progresses, each of these characters will encounter their own battles between the sexes, between races, between social classes, between personal despair and public hope as they all converge on the ballroom for Kennedy's speech, never to be the same again.
Harry Belafonte Nelson
Joy Bryant Patricia
Nick Cannon Dwayne
Emilio Estevez Tim Fallon
Laurence Fishburne Edward Robinson
Brian Geraghty Jimmy
Heather Graham Angela
Anthony Hopkins John Casey
Helen Hunt Samantha
Joshua Jackson Wade
Ashton Kutcher Fisher
Shia LaBeouf Cooper
Lindsay Lohan Diane
William H. Macy Paul
Svetlana Metkina Lenka Janacek
Demi Moore Virginia Fallon
Freddy Rodriguez Jose
Martin Sheen Jack
Christian Slater Timmons
Sharon Stone Miriam
Jacob Vargas Miguel
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Susan Taylor
Elijah Wood William