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Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Western  |  11 August 1996 (USA)
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The elderly and fading rodeo-rider Joe Wade (Tom Selleck) picks up the young female hitchhiker Ruby Jean (Rebekah Johnson). Even though that Joe is constantly being corrected by Ruby Jean ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Wade
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Ruby Jean
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Rose
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Big Man
Eileen Seeley ...
Margaret Johnson
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Harris Johnson
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Frankie
Larry Soller ...
Harry
Robert Guajardo ...
R.J.'s Hitchhike Driver
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Motel Clerk
Forrie J. Smith ...
Birthday Drunk
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Bar Bully
Darwin Hall ...
Annoyed Cowboy
Warner McKay ...
Homer
Boots Southerland ...
Telephone Cowboy
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The elderly and fading rodeo-rider Joe Wade (Tom Selleck) picks up the young female hitchhiker Ruby Jean (Rebekah Johnson). Even though that Joe is constantly being corrected by Ruby Jean their beginning friendship is growing. Their conversations on the road puts both of them in a position to deal with their lives. Written by <ufferingpetersen@mail.tele.dk>

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Rated PG-13 for brief nudity, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Final TV role of Ben Johnson. See more »

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Harris Johnson: You do drink, don't you Mr. Wade?
Ruby Jean: You don't have to answer right away, Joe. You can give it some thought.
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A Very Thought Provoking Movie.
26 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

One of the "best" television movies made by Tom Selleck (just my opinion), that I've had the chance to see. The way Mr. Selleck and Ms. Johnson interacted in the film, gave me quite a bit of 'food for thought', in the way we (the young and old) treat each other, and the things we can learn from each other. Was interesting to find out that it was based on actual incidents that happened to the writer, who died right after the film was completed. Think he would have been proud of how it turned out. Also, just thought Mr. Kevin Lutton would like to know that unfortunately the powers that be in Hollywood, have still not recognized Ms. Johnson's (actress' name is Rebekah Johnson)talents. She only made one other film (don't know if there's anything else in the works at this time.) that I'm aware of. Hope to see her in more in the near future. Jean


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