Synopsis: Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California presidential primary. As day breaks Robert F. Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel; he'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend, a campaign strategist's wife needs a pair of black shoes, two campaign staff trip on LSD, a lounge singer is on the downhill slide. Through it all, we see and hear RFK calling for a better society and a better nation.
Director(s): Emilio Estevez
Production: The Weinstein Co.
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

a hell of a lot better.


Damn it. Damn it.

- Good morning, my brown brother.

- Hey.

You know you're working

a double, right?

How come everybody

knows but me?

And that's the third time

this week.

For once, I'd like to

be asked, "Hey, Jose,

would you mind working

a double shift today?"

- That'll never happen.

- Why not?

Because you're Mexican,

that's why.

I'm Latino.


Jose, you're

a fuckin' Mexican, okay?

Call yourself what you will;

you're no different

than the rest of us.

If you don't like

the double shift,

there's a hundred guys

out there on the other side

of that door

that'll take your place

like this.

And if it makes you

feel any better...

I'm working

a double shift, too, so...

we'll both be here

until midnight.

I got tickets to see

Drysdale pitch

against Pittsburgh tonight.

- Is that right?

- He's on a streak.

You know?

Field level.

These are good tickets.

I was gonna take my dad.

He's never been to a game.

Well, he ain't going

to one tonight.

So, if I were you,

I'd sell those tickets.

I can help you with that.

Son of a bitch.

Timmons, he doesn't show me

the decency of the respect.

- Yeah, you know why?

- Why?

Because you're Mexican.

And a busboy.

Hey, we're the new niggers,


Get used to it.


"Latino. "


I missed all

the excitement, I see.

Oh, it's not much to speak of.

Well, it's the Ambassador Hotel.

People coming, people going.

Nothing ever happens.

Grand Hotel.

What about it?

It's a line from the old

Greta Garbo movie, Grand Hotel.

Okay, John.

Ever seen Grand Hotel, Henry?

- No, I haven't, Mr. Casey.

- No, of course you didn't.

I have seen

Bonnie and Clyde, though.

Ah, that's a good film.

Have you seen

Bonnie and Clyde, Nelson?

I saw it with you.

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Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez (; born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director, and writer. He started his career as an actor and is well known for being a member of the acting Brat Pack of the 1980s, starring in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and acting in the 1983 hit movie The Outsiders. He is also known for Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks and its sequels, Stakeout and its sequel, Maximum Overdrive, Bobby (which he also wrote and directed), and his performances in Western films such as Young Guns and its sequel. more…

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