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Ripe (1996)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2 May 1997 (USA)
When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Keena ... Violet
Daisy Eagan ... Rosie
Gordon Currie ... Pete
Ron Brice Ron Brice ... Ken
Karen Lynn Gorney ... Janet Wyman
Vincent Laresca ... Jimmy
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Colonel Wyman
Erik Jensen ... Dave
Curtis McClarin Curtis McClarin ... H (as Curtis McLarin)
Donia Silver-Smith Donia Silver-Smith ... Young Violet
Janna Silver-Smith Janna Silver-Smith ... Young Rosie
Nurit Koppel ... Fran
Bruce McCarty Bruce McCarty ... Daniel
Candice Love Candice Love ... Maxine
Hollie Harper Hollie Harper ... Dell


When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army base, who takes them in. While Violet falls for him, Rosie becomes increasingly angry and hostile, and the sisters' childhood bond is eventually destroyed forever. Written by Babydoll xxx

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No one stays innocent forever.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality involving youg teens, language, and some violence

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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Зрелость See more »

Filming Locations:

Aiken, South Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Did You Know?


After filming "Ripe," then sixteen-year-old unknown Monica Keena got her big break as the star in Disney's live-action "Snow White: A Tale of Terror." But it was her portrayal of the budding nymphet Violet, in her first starring role, that she really got Disney concerned. Not wanting to see their new ingenue deflowered before the release of "Snow White," they showed interest in buying the independent picture. "Ripe" producers suspected that the studio wanted it only to bury it, because it ran contrary to their typical fare. Disney refused to comment on their reasons at the time. See more »


At the range, Rosie fires nine rounds from a revolver without reloading. While a very few revolvers hold more than six rounds, this one does not, as can be seen in the front view of the cylinder. See more »


[first lines]
Young Violet: [poking a stick at a pair of bugs] Die! Die! Die! Die!
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The girl that played Maxine is incredible!
24 October 2004 | by tim-christySee all my reviews

Wasn't too jazzed with this movie at all, and felt cheated after terrible performances and mediocre writing, however the little girl, Maxine (Candice Love), was absolutely adorable and I hope to see her in future performances. There is real talent there for this cutie. Does anyone know where she's from or if she's done anything else? I hope to see her untapped talent in years to come! Her performance made the whole thing worth watching, and she had but a short part. Does she perhaps have a website? The director has gone on to do some worthwhile screenplays but as far as 'Ripe' is concerned, I hope she will not be directing ever again. This movie gets 2 very enthusiastic thumbs down down.

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