Genre: Drama, Assassination
Theatrical release: November 17th, 2006
Official website: www.bobby-the-movie.com
On the eve of Bobby Kennedy's presidential nomination and calamitous assassination at the famed Ambassador Hotel, the lives of guests and workers intersect and are changed forever.
A stirring social portrait of the turbulent 60's and the personal, human stories behind an epoch defining tragedy which scarred America and changed the world forever.
Sharon Stone and Lindsay Lohan
Sharon Stone and Demi Moore
Directed & written by Directed by Emilio Estevez
Anthony Hopkins, as John Casey
Sharon Stone, as Miriam Ebbers
William H Macy, as Paul Ebbers
Demi Moore, as Virginia Fallon
Elijah Wood, as William Avary
Harry Belafonte, as Nelson
Emilio Estevez, as Tim
Heather Graham, as Angela
Helen Hunt, as Samantha Stevens
Shia LaBeouf, as Jimmy
John Lavachielli, as Donnelly
Lindsay Lohan, as Diane
Christian Slater, as Daryl
Laurence Fishburne, as Edward Robinson
Freddy Rodriguez, as Jose Rojas
Producers: Edward Bass, Michel Litvak, Holly Wiersma
Co-Producers: David Lancaster, Lisa Niedenthal, Athena Ashburn
Executive Producers: Gary Michael Walters, Dan Grodnik, Anthony Hopkins, Matt Landon (for The Weinstein Company)
Production Companies: Estevez Productions, Bold Films
Video Distributor: The Weinstein Company
A few scenes were filmed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles where Robert Kennedy has been assassinated, during its demolition. The wing of the hotel they were using hadn't been touched by the demolition crew yet, in order to preserve items from the pantry where Kennedy was shot.
Part of an interview with Sharon Stone, by Melissa Walters - March 2006
(the interview was about Basic Instinct 2 and at the end, Sharon was asked about her other projects)
Can you talk about working with Demi Moore in “Bobby”?
Stone: I do have scenes with her and let me tell you, this is a Demi Moore you’ve never seen, and she is going to knock your socks off! You are going to be so killed by her performance. I can’t tell you how good she is. Oh, she’s so good in this movie. It’s unbelievable the performance she does. It’s amazing. I have scenes with everyone in this movie, because I run the beauty shop in the Ambassador Hotel, and it's 16 hours leading up to when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated. Bill Macy is my husband, who runs the hotel, and Christian Slater works for him, and Anthony Hopkins is the retired doorman who doesn't leave and stays, and Harry Belafonte is his friend that he plays chess with at the hotel, and Laurence Fishburne runs the kitchen. Freddy Rodriguez from “Six Feet Under” is so amazing, and Lindsay Lohan, and Heather Graham and Holly Hunter, and the guy from “Lord of the Rings”, Elijah Wood. I mean, this is a cast!
Who directed it?
Stone: Emilio Estevez, who wrote it. I have chills from my head to my toe. When I tell you there is magic inside that camera, when you it see it alive with the day... We're using the real footage of Bobby and Ethel and Sirhan Sirhan, and we're putting it together like 'Forrest Gump.' and the extras, these extras could get Oscars. I wish there was an Oscar for extras… I'm not even joking, because the performances that the extras gave are so compelling and so rich and so deep. Because we're all together and because what happened was so profound, what they had to do was so big. Because of what was happening, their performances are so key. They're there in the kitchen when everyone comes running out, and they're there by the ambulance. It's such a tight thing, that what they did and what we all were together is a whole different thing than what we've seen or what I've seen in a movie. I don't know how to explain it, but the presence of what happened... It was such a privilege to be with everybody and there wasn't an extra that wasn't up to the level of every actor I just mentioned.