A Price Above Rubies (1998)

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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Garcia
Mendel Horowitz
Rebbe Moshe
Beggar Woman
Timothy Jerome ...
Dr. Bauer (as Tim Jerome)
Phyllis Newman ...
Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling ...
Shelton Dane ...
Jackie Ryan ...
Young Sonia


About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life Written by Doug

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In a world of rules... one woman is ruled by her passion.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Price Below Rubies  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$43,588 (USA) (27 March 1998)


$1,081,957 (USA) (29 May 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Mendel says Sonia's birthstone is the ruby, this would make her birthdate somewhere in July. See more »


Most of the action takes place between Sonya's birthday, which is in July, as evidenced by her birthstone, the ruby), and Yom Kippur, which is in the early fall. However, in all the outdoor scenes, it is clearly winter, as evidenced by the winter coats on all characters and extras. See more »


Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The White Stripes (2009) See more »


Yo Siempre Oddara
Performed by Jane Bunnett
(from the CD "Spirits of Havana")
Written by Guillermo Baretto and Jane Bunnett
Courtesy of Jane Bunnett & Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
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Renee was great
7 September 2006 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

I would like to comment on Renee's portrayal of the character Sonia--she was absolutely incredible! So many of her roles have been in the "cutesy" genre. This role was devoid of being "cutesy" at all. She was gutsy, believable and did a very good Brooklyn accent. I had never heard of this movie for one reason or another, and I'm glad I caught it on cable. A very, very good movie. One other comment: I am a Protestant, and I know very little about the Jewish faith. This movie peaked my curiosity for more knowledge about Hasidic followers of Judaism. I Googled and read about the beginning of the Hasidic beliefs. Once again, the cinema has enlightened me about a subject I previously had no knowledge of.

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