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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

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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Drama | Western

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Rated PG-13 for brief nudity, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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11 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Arizona Road  »

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Final TV role of Ben Johnson. See more »

Quotes

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 simple, endearing film that really hits home
19 June 2004 | by (Corpus Christi, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a simple, endearing film that really hits home. Most people have been at an important crossroads at least once in their lives and know what it means to have someone there whose love can help you make decisions that might be harder, but in the long run, will be easier to live with. Everyone feels like Joe does in this film at least once in a lifetime. If we could all have a Ruby Jean in our lives, the world would be a better place. At first, you might think that the girl who plays Ruby Jean is doing a terrible acting job, but by the end of the film, you'll realize she was perfect for what they were trying to accomplish with the character. She's innocuous, intelligent, pure, and effervescent; and what appears to be a haphazard approach turns out to be perfect. Also, this might be my favorite Selleck role, and I've seen most of his films. He has moments of total perfection, particularly the scene where Ruby Jean confronts him about his drinking and the scene where he finally puts his roping horse out to pasture -- understated and elegant acting.


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