Bobby is a fictionalised account of various people whose lives intersect in the hours leading up to and including the assassination of Senator Robert. F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
The film is a journey of the heart that examines the relationships between men and women, between races and the social divisions that have clipped away the foundation of our humanity. We are given a glimpse into how life can be drastically changed in a moment in time, an indelible event in our nation's history. The characters are ordinary American's who find themselves at the epicentre of one of the most important incidents of the 20th Century.
Bobby is not a political story, though politics are certainly an undercurrent. It is not the story of Bobby Kennedy (seen solely in newsreel footage). Rather, it is the story of all of us.
Bobby is seen through the eyes of twenty-two characters. The hope, excitement and notion that a change is in the air, which Kennedy ignited in us all, black and white, rich and poor, young and old was extinguished that evening in June. From young men in their late teens to early twenties, facing the possibility of shipping off to Vietnam, to the retired doorman of the Ambassador, who has greeted the likes of every U.S. President from FDR to Johnson. From the hotel staff to the guests whom occupy the suites, to the "Youth of Kennedy Volunteers", all ages and genders are represented in screenplay.
The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone, Freddy Rodríguez, Nick Cannon, Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf, Brian Geraghty, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Martin Sheen, Heather Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Jacob Vargas, Joy Bryant, Kip Pardue, David Krumholtz, Harry Belafonte, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Svetlana Metkina, Lisa Pepper, Joshua Jackson, Spencer Garrett, Scoot McNairy and Orlando Seale.