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.
No one stays innocent forever.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for sexuality involving youg teens, language, and some violence
Did You Know?
During the New York run of the controversial film Ripe (1996), stars Monica Keena and Daisy Eagan would regularly attend screenings to view the audience's reactions and meet with them afterward. See more
During the mess hall scene where they bring Pete a hamburger, he pushes it away saying he doesn't eat meat. One of the soldiers then takes a few bites. Nobody touches it again after that, and yet the hamburger repeatedly changes from untouched, to bitten, and then mostly gone. See more
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