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Ripe (1996)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2 May 1997 (USA)
When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a... See full summary »

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Violet
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Rosie
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Pete
Ron Brice ...
Ken
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Janet Wyman
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Jimmy
Scott Sowers ...
Colonel Wyman
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Dave
Curtis McClarin ...
H (as Curtis McLarin)
Donia Silver-Smith ...
Young Violet
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Young Rosie
Nurit Koppel ...
Fran
Bruce McCarty ...
Daniel
Candice Love ...
Maxine
Hollie Harper ...
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When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army base, who takes them in. While Violet falls for him, Rosie becomes increasingly angry and hostile, and the sisters' childhood bond is eventually destroyed forever. Written by Babydoll xxx

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No one stays innocent forever.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality involving youg teens, language, and some violence

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Aerial coordination for the movie was done by well known South Carolina skydiver and pilot Bobby Frierson. Bobby made over 6,000 jumps. Nine years after "Ripe" was filmed Bobby died in a skydiving accident on September 11, 2005. He'd previously had a stroke in 2000. At the time of his death he had five children and five grandchildren. Bobby's buried in Denmark, SC in Denmark Cemetery next to his parents and his sister. See more »

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During the mess hall scene where they bring Pete a hamburger, he pushes it away saying he doesn't eat meat. One of the soldiers then takes a few bites. Nobody touches it again after that, and yet the hamburger repeatedly changes from untouched, to bitten, and then mostly gone. See more »

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Young Violet: [poking a stick at a pair of bugs] Die! Die! Die! Die!
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overripe
24 June 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Thinly-cloaked retelling of the Garden-of-Eden story -- nothing new, nothing shocking, although I feel that that is what the filmmakers were going for. The idea is trite. Strong performance from Daisy Eagan, that's about it. I believed she was 13, and I was interested in her character. The rest left me cold.


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