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Ruby (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  27 March 1992 (USA)
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility, both by giving information to the FBI and by doing the odd favor for his mafia contacts. When hitman Action Jackson is hit, Louie Vitali asks him to help get crime boss Santos out of a Cuban jail. When they get back, the bosses take his headliner Candy Cane under their wing to develop her career in Vegas. A mysterious government man named Maxwell expresses his displeasure to Ruby over his Cuban activities. Slowly all the pieces of a massive conspiracy begin to emerge to Ruby, who can do nothing to stop it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The incredible story of the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald See more »

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Crime | Drama

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Jack Ruby - Im Netz der Mafia  »

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The character of Sheryl Ann 'Candy Cane' DuJean, portrayed by Sherilyn Fenn, is a fictitious character. However, she is a composite of several real-life women including stripper Candy Barr (who befriended Jack Ruby), Marilyn Monroe (of whom Candy Cane is a look-alike) and Judith Campbell Exner (who said she had affairs with both Sam Giancana and John F. Kennedy). See more »

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Jack Ruby: Where you from?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: [doesn't answer]
Jack Ruby: You come in the Lubbock bus?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: I ain't from nowhere.
Jack Ruby: I've been there. What's it called?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: Rising Star, Texas.
Jack Ruby: I'm from Chicago, myself. Where you headed?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: Out of Rising Star, Texas.
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Referenced in London (1994) See more »

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IT HAD TO BE YOU
Written by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones
Performed by Sherilyn Fenn
Produced by Barry Goldberg
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He Shot Oswald
10 December 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

John Mackenzie directed this speculative drama that stars Danny Aiello as Jack Ruby, the man who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and the events that led him there, where he was the owner of a Dallas strip club who hires popular headliner Candy Cane(played by Sherilyn Fenn) who ends up under the wing of the mafia, and becomes a mistress of President Kennedy. Ruby does favors for the mafia while simultaneously informing on them for the FBI, and eventually is used by a mysterious hit man for either the CIA or Mafia to kill Oswald, though he suspects he's as much a patsy as Oswald seems to be. David Duchovny co-stars as police officer Tibbet. Despite a good performance by Aiello, film is a pale knockoff of the far superior "JFK". Not bad, but entirely forgettable.


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