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Ruby in Paradise (1993)

Ruby, a young woman, arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. She gets work as a sales clerk in a souvineer shop run by Mildred Chambers. She dates, and... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ruby Lee Gissing
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Mike McCaslin
Bentley Mitchum ...
Ricky Chambers
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Rochelle Bridges
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Mildred Chambers
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Debrah Ann
Felicia Hernández ...
Persefina
Divya Satia ...
Indian Singer
Bobby Barnes ...
Wanda
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TV Weather Anchor (as Sharon M. Lewis)
Paul E. Mills ...
TV Evangelist
Brik Berkes ...
Jimmy
Abigail McKelvey ...
Canadian Tourist
Kristina Daman ...
Bar Manager
Mark Limmer ...
Spinnaker D.J.
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Ruby, a young woman, arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. She gets work as a sales clerk in a souvineer shop run by Mildred Chambers. She dates, and sleeps with, Ricky Chambers, Mildred's conceited son, but breaks off with him when she finds she's just another conquest. She gets involved with Mike, a left-wing greenhouse worker. As the seasons change, Ruby's relationships with others and herself go through metamorphoses as she makes choices and discoveries establishing her own identity. A character study. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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A woman's search for herself

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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5 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Sol do Paraíso  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,001,437 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is a homage to Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Chambers: You know most people are only two paychecks away from the streets. Did you know that?
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Soundtracks

Lesson One
Performed by Slapstick
Written by Steve Taff
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Panama City in the winter.
28 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This will be a different kind of review. I've seen this movie twice on TV and would like to have a copy because it talks about Panama City and the beach in the winter time which is my favorite time to be there. It was the first movie I'd seen by Ashley Judd and she was great and I've enjoyed every other thing I've seen her in. Sundance's reaction made an impression on me too, as did the director, Victor Nunez, who has directed and written several movies about Florida. This movie speaks to me and I've seen nothing with which to compare it. The plot speaks less to me than the surroundings. Well, I told you it would be a different kind of review.


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