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

I am announcing today

my candidacy

for the presidency

of the United States.

I do not run for the presidency

merely to oppose any man,

but to propose new policies.

I run because I am convinced

that this country is

on a perilous course

and because I have

such strong feelings

about what must be done,

and I feel that I'm obliged

to do all that I can.

CROWD Hell, no, we

won't go! Hell, no, we won't go!

There's a time when

the operation of the machine

becomes so odious...

I shall not seek

and I will not accept

the nomination of my party

for another term

as your president.

...some very sad news

for all of you,

and, I think, uh, sad news

for all of our fellow citizens

and people who love peace

all over the world,

and that is that, uh,

Martin Luther King was shot

and was killed tonight

in Memphis, Tennessee.

We're gonna say to the whole

damn government:

"Stick 'em up, mother. "

Bobby Kennedy's the only

white man in America I trust.

If I have reason to believe

that there's gonna be a riot

started, and somebody tells me

that there's gonna be trouble

if you don't stop them,

then it's my duty to stop them.

Then you go out

and arrest them?

Oh, absolutely.

How can you go arrest somebody

if they haven't

violated the law?

They're ready

to violate the law.

In other words...

Could I suggest

in the luncheon period of time

that the sheriff

and the district attorney

read the Constitution

of the United States?

I don't want to be part

of the United States,

I don't want to be part

of the American people,

and have them write of us

as they wrote of Rome:

"They made a desert,

and they called it peace. "

Your generation,

this generation,

cannot afford to waste

its substance and its hope

in the struggles of the past.

For beyond these walls

is a world

to be helped and improved

and made safe

for the welfare of mankind.

Do we know anything yet?

We got men on the sixth floor

going from room to room.

You the manager?

Paul Ebbers.

And the bungalows?

We're checking them now.


Roger that.

- It's a false alarm.

- False alarm.

I wouldn't want to be you today.

Occupational hazard.

We'll open the cafe.

You or your men want

coffee, a hot breakfast,

- it's on the house.

- Thanks.

It'll take us a little while

to wrap this up,

but I'll let the boys know.

We're gonna need to

open a lane here for traffic.

False alarm.

Yeah. I didn't know

you were in this early.

Are you kidding?

Have you seen my schedule

for today?

Hey, Paul.

What the heck's going on here?

There's a hook and ladder

keeping me

from my first cup of coffee

and crosswords.

Don't you have a home, John?

Well, this is my home,

you know that.

Retirement doesn't

suit you, does it?

No, sir.

This is not the muscle tone

of a retired man.

If it were up to me,

John, you'd still be

in uniform, still at that door.

Oh, that's great. Hold it.

Okay, one more.

Everybody smile.

Thank you.

You guys can put out

my fire anytime.

And how are you, my baby?

We're gonna go back up

to bed, aren't we?

Ladies and gentlemen,

if I may have your attention,

please, ladies and gentlemen.

We are very sorry.

This has been a false alarm.

Yes. Uh...

you are free to return

to your rooms at this time

or join us in one of our cafes

for a complimentary breakfast.

And once again,

on behalf of the...


Welcome to Los Angeles.


The polls are open

in South Dakota, fellas.

Let's go.

How long has it been

since you've slept?

How long has it been

since you've slept?

We bring home California,

we'll all sleep

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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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