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Ruby Cairo (1992)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 29 October 1993 (USA)
After her businessman husband dies suspiciously in a Mexican plane crash, his widow begins to investigate his labyrinthine financial dealings, not all of which are legal.

Director:

Graeme Clifford

Writers:

Robert Dillon (story), Robert Dillon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andie MacDowell ... Bessie Faro
Liam Neeson ... Fergus Lamb
Viggo Mortensen ... Johnny Faro
Jack Thompson ... Ed
Paul Spencer Paul Spencer ... Johnny Faro (Boy)
Chad Power Chad Power ... Niles Faro
Monica Mikala Monica Mikala ... Alexandria Faro
Kaelynn Craddick Kaelynn Craddick ... Cleo Faro
Sara Craddick Sara Craddick ... Cleo Faro
Luis Cortés Luis Cortés ... Hermes #1
Amy Van Nostrand ... Marge Swimmer
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Uncle Jorge
Lucy Rodriguez Lucy Rodriguez ... Tia Lupe
Jeff Corey ... Joe Dick
Miriam Reed Miriam Reed ... Renee Dick
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Storyline

When Bessie Faro's husband Johnny dies in a plane crash in Veracruz, Mexico, she finds that his air cargo business is deeply in the red. When she visits the airline's terminal in Veracruz, she discovers her husband was pumping large amounts of money into bank accounts all over the world. As she begins systematically recovering her husband's money, she discovers that someone else has beat her to some of the accounts. Aided by Fergus Lamb, a chance acquaintance, she goes to Cairo to find some answers. But she is being followed. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Adults play the most dangerous games.

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a shooting and brief language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Spanish | Arabic

Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deception See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$608,866
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actual ball hit by Bill Mazeroski was found by a 14-year-old boy named Andy Jerpe, who subsequently lost it when his buddies talked him into using it for a sandlot game, and it was hit into some tall grass and never found. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Andie MacDowell refers to a baseball as being hit by Bill Mazeroski in the top of the ninth inning of the last game of the 1960 World Series. In fact, it was hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [referring to her dead husband's business dealings] ... and what kind of business would that be, Herr Buchner?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Why... ink.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Ink?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: [firmly] Ink. We make ink for ballpoint pens.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Thats all? Just ink?
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [after Bruchner makes a shrugging motion with his hands] 34,000 marks - 25,000 marks, and look - look here's another one for fifteen.
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Ink, Frau Miller... ink is the true life blood of a civilization.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Good point.
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Soundtracks

YOU BELONG TO ME
Music and Lyrics by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records
Produced by Owen Bradley
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Improbable, Weak Ending
12 November 2013 | by skinner_douglasSee all my reviews

Andie MacDowell is not a strong enough actress to carry this on her back as she did. She was basically a sleuth but the persona she conveyed made it seem as if her sleuthing powers just appeared by magic--amazing what script writers can do! It is totally improbable that she could have walked around some of the worst districts of Cairo looking like she did and remain unmolested. Ditto the locations in Mexico. The plot was weak and there were a lot of loose threads. The most interesting part of the movie was the scene shot in a Coptic church in Cairo and, of course, Hollywood had to pull its punches. For while Dr. Lamb credits them with saving his life, it is not clear that he has actually converted. John Faro, the lynch pin for the movie's plot and Bessie's husband, was a weak character, weakly portrayed by Mortensen. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the movie started out to be interesting but began to fall apart about 1/3 of the way into the picture. The ending was very weak--a characteristic of American movies for several decades now and one of my pet peeves.


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