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Ruby (1992)

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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Stephen Davis (play), Stephen Davis (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Orsatti Frank Orsatti ... Action Jackson
Sherilyn Fenn ... Candy Cane
Jeffrey Nordling ... Hank
Danny Aiello ... Jack Ruby
Veronica Hart ... Telephone Trixie (as Jane Hamilton)
Maurice Benard ... Diego
Joe Viterelli ... Joseph Valachi
Robert S. Telford Robert S. Telford ... Senator
John Roselius ... Detective Smalls
Louis Eppolito Louis Eppolito ... Detective Taylor
J. Marvin Campbell ... Bus Counter Tender
David Duchovny ... Officer Tippit
Richard C. Sarafian ... Proby (as Richard Sarafian)
Joe Cortese ... Louie Vitali
Marc Lawrence ... Santos Alicante
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility, both by giving information to the FBI and by doing the odd favor for his mafia contacts. When hitman Action Jackson is hit, Louie Vitali asks him to help get crime boss Santos out of a Cuban jail. When they get back, the bosses take his headliner Candy Cane under their wing to develop her career in Vegas. A mysterious government man named Maxwell expresses his displeasure to Ruby over his Cuban activities. Slowly all the pieces of a massive conspiracy begin to emerge to Ruby, who can do nothing to stop it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The incredible story of the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was made and released about five years after its source stage play "Love Field" by Stephen Davis had been first performed at the Bush Theatre in London, England in 1987. Davis also penned the screenplay for the picture. A movie called Love Field (1992) was released in the same 1992 year as Ruby (1992) but it was not based on Davis' stage production. See more »

Goofs

The assassination sequence portrays, as a number of films do, live TV pictures of the motorcade. There was no live TV coverage and much the footage shown in the film as "live" was first broadcast on the evening of November 22, 1963 as it had been filmed earlier that day. See more »

Quotes

Sheryl Ann DuJean: [to Ruby] I'm Candy Cane, fresh out of nowhere. An hour ago you billed me as Las Vegas hot sauce. Tomorrow you headline me as a virgin schoolgirl from Carolina. I'm whatever you say.
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Alternate Versions

A version of the film aired on the U.S A&E network in the early 2000s removed around 20 minutes of footage including the entire Cuban sequence (and references to it later in the film). See more »

Connections

Referenced in London (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
Traditional
Performed by Judy Collins
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Ruby
29 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Disappointing film about Jack Ruby, the man who gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald with Aiello giving his all for the title character, but even his talents cannot save the tedious script.


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Country:

UK | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caso Kennedy, uma Conspiração See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$614,327, 29 March 1992

Gross USA:

$919,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$919,286
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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