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Ruby (1977)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  21 November 1977 (Sweden)
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Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruby Claire
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Vince Kemper
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Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ...
Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ...
Lila June
Paul Kent ...
Louie
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Barney
Jack Perkins ...
Avery
Eddy Donno ...
Jess (as Edward Donno)
Sal Vecchio ...
Nicky Rocco
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Jake Miller (as Fred Kohler)
Rory Stevens ...
Donny
Raymond Kark ...
First Man
Jan Burrell ...
First Woman
Kip Gillespie ...
Herbie
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Storyline

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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PIPER LAURIE-Frightening in "Carrie". Now...Terrifying as "RUBY" See more »

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Drama | Horror

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R | See all certifications »
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21 November 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Blood Ruby  »

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Trivia

The producer chose to change the ending, and both Curtis Harrington and Piper Laurie refused to be involved in the re-shoot. It was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, who has neither confirmed nor denied her involvement. This ending, featured in the TV commercials at the time of the theatrical release, helped make it the box office success it was. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1951, the drive-in shows Attack of the 50 Foot Woman seven years too early. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alien Space Avenger (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Love's So Easy
Written by Sally Stevens
Performed by Piper Laurie
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User Reviews

Solid little supernatural shindig.
25 October 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Despite a multitude of minor blemishes, RUBY stands as an effectually devised psychological/supernatural chiller which gainsays its deficient funding.

Piper Laurie turns out an impressive performance as Ruby, a hard-drinking harlot in ownership of a weatherbeaten old drive-in movie theater. In years past, she was a knockout gangster's moll whose man was murdered gangland style. Before he died, he vowed to return from the grave...a promise which, it seems, he has kept.

A cleverly formulated B quickie thick with gloom and disquietude, RUBY is an honorable short-order undertaking which emanates a pleasingly differential mood of foreboding creepiness.

6/10


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