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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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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
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Jack Nagim
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Sydney Beaugh
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Sheriff Robicheaux
Mailka Oakley ...
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Bootsie
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Miss Lemonn
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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)  »

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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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Interesting story
2 May 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

As an Asian curious about the civil rights movement, I always take the opportunity to watch any movie based on that period of time. I can't judge the authenticity of the movie but it is well played, even if they are flaws. The story telling wasn't strong enough but Angela Bassett made up for it with her powerful acting. Stories of racial injustice always tear at my heart so it was refreshing to watch a movie about the segregated American South without the usual racial hate drama. There are subtle scenes of racial discrimination but it wasn't enough to make me want to bash some people up. The homosexuality subject was very thinly included in the sub plot and it was interesting to see how such a taboo subject was handled by the blacks in that era of time as even the whites had trouble with homosexuality. There wasn't even any intimate scenes between the two homosexual characters, just a little touch here and there. It was really cool to see the cars of that era - I much like them than the present ones; they had character. It was just a simple movie about a black woman trying to run her bar and maintain a marriage with a man who didn't love her anymore and keep her wilful daughter out of trouble.


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