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Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | TV Movie 1 December 2001
A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.

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Cast

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Ruby Delacroix
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Billy Dupre
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Earl Delacroix
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Emerald Delacroix (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Johnny Beaugh
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Betsy Dupree (as Angelica Torn)
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Silas Bonner
Martin Villafana ...
Jack Nagim
Ruby Webb ...
Sydney Beaugh
Rudy Webb ...
Sydney Beaugh
Cabral Richards ...
Handsome Man
David Ferry ...
Sheriff Robicheaux
Mailka Oakley ...
Regina
Karen Andrew ...
Bootsie
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A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.

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Passion knows no rules.

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sensuality, drug use and language
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1 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'amour n'a pas de couleur  »

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The cymbals on the drum set in the club are Sabian. Sabian cymbals were not manufactured prior to 1981, twenty years after the time in which the movie is set. See more »

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Not a bad movie, but it falls
31 March 2002 | by (Southern, California) – See all my reviews

I'm not a cable subscriber. This Showtime movie I rented strictly because of Angela Bassett and Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg (One Ho Productions). Coming from Cajun roots, I was disappointed at the poor attempt at the Cajun dialogue. (If you can't do it right, leave it alone)

Angela Bassett plays a Juke Joint Owner in a small town in Louisiana. She's married to a man who has outgrown the marriage for whatever reason. The time is suppose to be the 60's. I was surprised to hear a customer asking Ruby (Angela Bassett) "Are you down with that"?? I was expecting the sexual tension that I read on the DVD cover. Instead, I felt the movie fell flat, especially towards the end. Angela delivers, as does Kevin Anderson.

Adapted from a stage play, I would have preferred to see the play.


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