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Jack & Bobby 

The early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive President of the United States from 2041 to 2049, is explored.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Christine Lahti ...  Grace McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Matt Long ...  Jack McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Logan Lerman ...  Bobby McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Jessica Paré ...  Courtney Benedict 21 episodes, 2004-2005
John Slattery ...  Peter Benedict 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Edwin Hodge ...  Marcus Ride 20 episodes, 2004-2005
Keri Lynn Pratt ...  Missy Belknap 18 episodes, 2004-2005
Bradley Cooper ...  Tom Wexler Graham 14 episodes, 2004-2005
Dean Collins ...  Warren Feide 11 episodes, 2004-2005
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Storyline

Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined with reenactment footage of the McCallisters' teenage years, dealing with a pot smoking mother and typical high school drama. Also explored is Jack's tentative romance with Courtney Benedict. Written by rmlohner

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In 2041, one son will be President. See more »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack and Bobby See more »

Filming Locations:

Alhambra, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Long, Jessica Paré, and John Slattery appeared on Mad Men (2007). See more »

Goofs

During the first half of the season, Bobby is referred to as being 13 years old, but beginning in episode 1x11 they began referring to him as being 12 years old, which he remains for the rest of the season. See more »

Quotes

Grace McCallister: Is sarcasm your only mode now, Jack? I mean, I know your only a teenager but it might be time to mix things up a bit.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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I thought I was the only one...
29 January 2007 | by RaikoLivesSee all my reviews

I just watched the last episode of this great show and I just needed to know something. Am I the only person who liked it? Luckily... It would seem that I'm not.

Jack and Bobby... The story of two brothers... One who becomes President of the United States of America... And one who should have.

Now, it's great to see that there are those out there who dislike it, debate is always good, but I am so glad it wasn't just me that truly believes this show to be a classic.

Jack and Bobby struck me as though it was going to try to be allegorical to the Kennedey's, hell, they're in the titles, but it simply used that one feature to help viewers connect, and then we were treated to a show that truly lets you know that American TV isn't as dead as Big Brother and Idol would make you think.

Two seasons passed by in the time it would take a normal show to have one, and this is great. Long have I decried the 24-26 episode length seasons that the US seems to prefer. Most shows end up with 10 good episodes and 15 or so of just filler. But Jack and Bobby only had a few portions where it felt as though it was just tacked in. And when they passed you were back to great acting, great surprise actors including J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Oz and now Jack and Bobby... Is this man perfect or what?) and many more familiar faces.

This should be required viewing for everyone. Americans, Australians, French people and Chinese folk as well. Truly original stuff is hard to come by these days, but Jack and Bobby is the closest thing to it I've seen in many a year.

I can't give halves on the "vote" but if I could, it would get 9.5 out of 10. Seriously. Don't pass up the chance if you get it. You won't be disappointed.


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