R | | Comedy, Drama
A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.
The scene in which Bob Roberts meets the wife and children of the local mayor is a pastiche on Bob Dylan's Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967), where Bob meets the wife and children of the local sheriff.
Don't smoke crack. It's a ghetto drug.
In a scene where Bob gets off the bus in "Harrisburg" a police barrier clearly says "City of Philadelphia."
At the very end of the credits there is the screen-filling four-letter word 'VOTE'.