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Ruby (1992)

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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:
David Ferrie
Louie Vitali
Proby (as Richard Sarafian)
Leonard Termo ...
Tony Ana
Carmine Caridi ...
Santos Alicante
John Roselius ...
Detective Smalls
Frank Orsatti ...
Action Jackson
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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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If you don't know his story you don't know the whole story. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conspiratia  »

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Did You Know?


The film was made and released about fifteen years after the same titled but unrelated horror movie Ruby (1977). See more »


The assassination sequence portrays, as a number of films do, live TV pictures of the motorcade. There was no live TV coverage and much the footage shown in the film as "live" was first broadcast on the evening of November 22, 1963 as it had been filmed earlier that day. 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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Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
Performed by Amy Weston and Sherilyn Fenn
Produced by Barry Goldberg
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He Shot Oswald
10 December 2013 | by 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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