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Ruby Cairo (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  29 October 1993 (USA)
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After her businessman husband dies suspiciously in a Mexican plane crash, his widow begins to investigate his labyrinthine financial dealings, not all of which are legal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro / Ruby Cairo
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Dr. Fergus Lamb, Feed the World
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John E. 'Johnny' Faro
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Ed, Feed the World Foundation Manager
Paul Spencer ...
Johnny Faro (Boy)
Chad Power ...
Niles Faro
Monica Mikala ...
Alexandria Faro
Kaelynn Craddick ...
Cleo Faro
Sara Craddick ...
Cleo Faro
Luis Cortés ...
Hermes #1
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Marge Swimmer, Faro Neighbor
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Uncle Jorge
Lucy Rodriguez ...
Tia Lupe
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Joe Dick (buying Baseball Cards)
Miriam Reed ...
Renee Dick
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Storyline

When Bessie Faro's husband Johnny dies in a plane crash in Veracruz, Mexico, she finds that his air cargo business is deeply in the red. When she visits the airline's terminal in Veracruz, she discovers her husband was pumping large amounts of money into bank accounts all over the world. As she begins systematically recovering her husband's money, she discovers that someone else has beat her to some of the accounts. Aided by Fergus Lamb, a chance acquaintance, she goes to Cairo to find some answers. But she is being followed. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Adults play the most dangerous games.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for a shooting and brief language | See all certifications »

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29 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deception  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$608,866 (USA)
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Goofs

Early in the movie, Andie MacDowell refers to a baseball as being hit by Bill Mazeroski in the top of the ninth inning of the last game of the 1960 World Series. In fact, it was hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: They said beein' married to Johnny Faro is like ridin' a car with no brakes. I aid I like the ride, ladies.
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Polovtsian Dances
Composed by Alexander Borodin (posthumously 1890)
Heard durin pyramid scene
Instrumental vversion heard during prison scene.
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International Mystery
20 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Bessie Faro's (Andie MacDowell) husband Johnny (Viggo Mortensen) dies in a plane crash in Veracruz, Mexico, she finds that his air cargo business is deeply in the red. When she visits the airline's terminal in Veracruz, she discovers her husband was pumping large amounts of money into bank accounts all over the world.

I watched this as part of an appreciation for Liam Neeson, and was sad to see this really was not a big role for him. Of course, it was an even smaller role for Mortensen (who was not yet famous), but this is not a Neeson film. Now, that being said, it is still a decent mystery.

I would really like to see this again and get a better feel for it. I get the impression it was not widely appreciated in its day and could get a better hearing now (2014).


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