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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 overview, first billed only:
Ruby Delacroix
Billy Dupre
Earl Delacroix
Emerald Delacroix (as Jurnee Smollett)
Johnny Beaugh
Betsy Dupree (as Angelica Torn)
Silas Bonner
Martin Villafana ...
Jack Nagim
Ruby Webb ...
Sydney Beaugh
Rudy Webb ...
Sydney Beaugh
Cabral Richards ...
Handsome Man
David Ferry ...
Sheriff Robicheaux
Mailka Oakley ...
Karen Andrew ...
Miss Lemonn


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.


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sensuality, drug use and language




Release Date:

1 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'amour n'a pas de couleur  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Falls short
2 December 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie appeared, at first, to be something that would turn out to be more interesting than it was. Taking place in the '50's in Louisiana, it sold out far too frequently to the expectations today's audience. The music was not authentic for its time, and there was way too much of it. The dialog was stilted---everyone speaking acting-school English, and the efforts by some actors to mix English with Cajun-French was very self-conscious. There was just no natural flow to the language. A few of the actors were very well-cast and captured the spirit of the thing, and the sets and scenery were pretty good. Having lived in Louisiana in the 50's, I actually relived the scent of the place a few times, but such reveries were infrequent. I didn't stay around for the whole thing, so the plot may have redeemed something by the end, but as I tuned out to watch a higher priority on cable), "Ruby" was just revealing itself as another of those films about homosexuality, and I have no idea how far that went. If you're an old car buff, though, there were some nice DeSotos and Hudsons and Packards. With authentic Louisiana license plates from 1956.

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