1990. Right wing folksinger Bob Roberts is running for the U.S. Senate, creating quite a sensation in his Pennsylvania Election Tour. Playing to sold out audiences across the state, Roberts sings out for a return to values he may or may not have. Investigative journalist Bugs Raplin contends that Roberts is involved in drug smuggling, and tries to corner the candidate for an interview. Raplin is brushed off by the men behind Bob Roberts. Roberts trails in the polls behind liberal Senator Brickley Paiste. Bugs Raplin, in the course of his investigation, unearths evidence connecting Bob to a failed S & L. The story breaks and the Roberts’ campaign is in trouble
He was born in New York. He played experimental theater when he was a kid. He studied theater at the Los Angeles university. He founded a company when he was a student: he directed and played Ubu roi. The company created other plays. He performed in cinema with directors like Rob Reiner, Tony Bill, Ron Shelton, Terry Jones, for example. He is the main character in The Player, by Robert Altman, shown in Cannes in 1992. He started direction with the film Bob Roberts.
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