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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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Release Date:

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: [referring to her dead husband's business dealings] ... and what kind of business would that be, Herr Buchner?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Why... ink.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Ink?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: [firmly] Ink. We make ink for ballpoint pens.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Thats all? Just ink?
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [after Bruchner makes a shrugging motion with his hands] 34,000 marks - 25,000 marks, and look - look here's another one for fifteen.
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Ink, Frau Miller... ink is the true life blood of a civilization.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Good point.
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Soundtracks

YOU BELONG TO ME
Music and Lyrics by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records
Produced by Owen Bradley
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Sad day for die-hard Neeson/Mortensen fan
14 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Liam Neeson" caught my eye as I walked past the DVD bargain bin. I picked up the case and flipped it over. "Viggo Mortensen". That's all I needed to know- into the cart it went. After all, I'd pay almost as much to rent it. As a die-hard fan of both actors, I'm proud to say I endured the entire 90 minute mess. Of course, my attention was not in appreciation of the movie itself. Nor was it the (usual) amazing ability of the 2 leading men. My attention was sophomoric at best...I was watching just to catch a glimpse of their lovely faces and to hear Neeson's throaty brogue. I knew that it would be so from the beginning of the opening credits- I actually rolled my eyes and said, "Oh please" before the story(?!) even began. Unfortunately, they are on screen a tiny fraction of the time. So in the end,I realized I'd have been more satisfied washing the dishes with scenes from Les Miserables or A Perfect Murder running in my brain.


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