Brief

Cinema: Bobby, directed by Emilio Estevez, at cinemas nationwide, cert 15A.

20th January, 2007

Cinema: Bobby, directed by Emilio Estevez, at cinemas nationwide, cert 15A.

In politics, as in other forms of showbiz, dying young is usually a pretty sound career move. The assassination of Robert Kennedy during his campaign for the US presidency in 1968 meant that his idealistic rhetoric never had to be tarnished by the burdens of office.

It also ensured him a permanent place in the pantheon of liberal heroes, one of the benefits of which...

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