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 ...
Action Jackson
Veronica Hart ...
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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The man who shot the man who shot J.F.K. was Ruby. See more »


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$919,286 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Candy Cane's first name is Sheryl Ann, which is Sherilyn Fenn's (who portrays her) real first name. 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 »


Sheryl Ann DuJean: [to Ruby] I'm Candy Cane, fresh out of nowhere. An hour ago you billed me as Las Vegas hot sauce. Tomorrow you headline me as a virgin schoolgirl from Carolina. I'm whatever you say.
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Referenced in London (1994) See more »


Written by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones
Performed by Sherilyn Fenn
Produced by Barry Goldberg
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6 January 2001 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

A fascinating subject, that just didn't grab the audience. It flowed like molasses, and left me feeling as flat as the movie. I'm one of those who can't get enough of this subject, but there was very little here at all, and with the current trend to change the true stories, just to make them look better, you begin to wonder just how much, and which parts, are really true.

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