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Jack & Bobby

Jack & Bobby


Meet two brothers, one whose path will shape the future of us all.

Two brothers, Jack (Matthew Long) and Bobby McCallister (Logan Lerman), have their lives shaped by their eccentric mother, Grace McCallister (Christine Lahti). As college professor and single mother, she works hard to make sure that her personality and strong beliefs and values, sometimes through unconventional ways, are instilled in her sons, one of which will grow up to be President of the United States.

In the town of Hart, Missouri, several other people come into the brothers' lives, some of which will change their futures forever. With the arrival of Peter Benedict (John Slattery), the new college president, and his daughter Courtney (Jessica Paré), Grace finds an unexpected friendship in her new boss and colleague, and both Jack and Bobby form bonds with Courtney.

Jack's best friend, Marcus Ride (Edwin Hodge), also has an impact on Jack's life. Their friendship is tested time and time again, and often find themselves competing against each other, both on and off the track, but they are always there for each other when they're needed the most.

Bobby finds a friend in Warren Feide (recurring guest star Dean Collins), who complements Bobby's quirks and both try to find their place as they enter the world of junior high school.

Each episode demonstrates how the events of the present shape the the decisions of the future President of the United States, which, in turn, change the world. Flash-forwards are shown of the world 40 years from present day and how America has changed as a country in 2040. As the story unfolds, each episode examines an aspect of the President, and how events from his past determined how he would deal with times of crisis and scandal. With the influences of his mother and close friends, President McCallister, nicknamed "The Great Believer" became one of the centuries greatest leaders.

Broadcast History:

September 2004-October 2004: Sunday at 9:00 pm
October 2004-May 2005: Wednesday at 9:00 pm
  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Final: 1x22 -- Legacy (May/11/2005)


In an episode that details the future, a voice over explains the brother's futures. Jack fights in the War of Americas and is badly injured. He later becomes a public defender, a Congressman, but his life is tragically cut short buy a drug addict. Bobby takes over Jack's seat in congress. The episode ties in the boy's visit to with their father, Juan, in prison where Jack decides to meet him. Juan explains his reason for leaving and how he was wrongly convicted. This drives Jack to be a public defender. Lastly, Jack reveals his feelings to Courtney and Tom returns to see Grace.
Cast
Matt LongMatt Long
As Jack McCallister
Logan LermanLogan Lerman
As Robert "Bobby" McCallister
Christine LahtiChristine Lahti
As Grace McCallister
John SlatteryJohn Slattery
As Peter Benedict
Jessica ParéJessica Paré
As Courtney Benedict
Edwin HodgeEdwin Hodge
As Marcus Ride
Keri Lynn PrattKeri Lynn Pratt
As Missy Belknap (episodes 2-20)
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
As Tom Wexler Graham (episodes 4-17)

Reviews

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Reviews: 57
Jack & BobbyRating: 4 likes, 0 dislikes

I loved this series, but, apparently, was one of few. The chemistry between the two lead characters, Jack and Bobby, was perfect. The dynamic between the boys and their mother was unconventional, to say the least, but watching their mother mold them, and then seeing the men they will become via fast-forwarding and foreshadowing made this series one of a kind. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, September 9th 2007 at 9:17 pm

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Recurring Guests

Dean Collins as Warren Feide (11 eps)
Dakin Matthews as Merle Horstadt (7 eps)
Ron Canada as Adult Marcus Ride (6 eps)
Mike Erwin as Nate Edmonds (6 eps)
Kate Mara as Katie (6 eps)
Ed Begley, Jr. as Rev. Belknap (5 eps)
Cam Gigandet as Randy Bongard (5 eps)
Pamela Roylance as Mrs. Evelyn Belknap (4 eps)
John Heard as Dennis Morgenthal (4 eps)
Thom Gossom, Jr. as Mr. Ride (4 eps)

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Warning: Jack & Bobby guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: WB ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 12, 2004
Ended: May 11, 2005
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