Tim Robbins should make an effort to get Bob Roberts
re-released. It was originally released in 1992, but it has some amazingly prescient scenes, including
- Bob Roberts having an MBA
- Plenty of mentions of Saddam Hussein
- Mention of possibility Hussein has a nuclear bomb
- The words "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
- A riot scene developing after discovering that a suspected assassin is an "Arab"
- Bob Roberts predicting the Bull Market of the nineties
And the attacks on Big Media and the incessant flag-waving seem especially modern -- check out this cover-art of Bob wrapping himself in the flag.
If you haven't seen it in a while, or never saw it, it's worth a rental -- sometimes I literally had my jaw open watching it.