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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louie Vitali
Richard C. Sarafian ...
Proby (as Richard Sarafian)
Leonard Termo ...
Tony Ana
Carmine Caridi ...
John Roselius ...
Detective Smalls
Frank Orsatti ...
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Telephone Trixie (as Jane Hamilton)


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 <>

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


Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack Ruby - Im Netz der Mafia  »

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$919,286 (USA)

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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 »


A title card tells us it's 1962. A few scenes later, Ruby watches Joe Valachi on TV testifying about the Mafia before Senator John L. McClellan's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. The hearings took place in September, 1963. See more »


Jack Ruby: [In Cuba] What do you think of Cuba?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: Mmmm... I think it's gonna be swell when they get it finished.
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Referenced in London (1994) See more »


Written by Willie Maiden
Performed by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
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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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