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Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 11 August 1996
The elderly and fading rodeo-rider Joe Wade (Tom Selleck) picks up the young female hitchhiker Ruby Jean (Rebekah Johnson). Even though that Joe is constantly being corrected by Ruby Jean ... See full summary »

Director:

Geoffrey Sax
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Joe Wade
Rebekah Johnson ... Ruby Jean
JoBeth Williams ... Rose
Ben Johnson ... Big Man
Eileen Seeley Eileen Seeley ... Margaret Johnson
John Diehl ... Harris Johnson
Margo Martindale ... Frankie
Larry Soller Larry Soller ... Harry
Robert Guajardo Robert Guajardo ... R.J.'s Hitchhike Driver
Robert Starr ... Motel Clerk
Forrie J. Smith ... Birthday Drunk
Ed Adams Ed Adams ... Bar Bully
Darwin Hall Darwin Hall ... Annoyed Cowboy
Warner McKay Warner McKay ... Homer
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Telephone Cowboy
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Storyline

The elderly and fading rodeo-rider Joe Wade (Tom Selleck) picks up the young female hitchhiker Ruby Jean (Rebekah Johnson). Even though that Joe is constantly being corrected by Ruby Jean their beginning friendship is growing. Their conversations on the road puts both of them in a position to deal with their lives. Written by <ufferingpetersen@mail.tele.dk>

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief nudity, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Final TV role of Ben Johnson. See more »

Quotes

Harris Johnson: You do drink, don't you Mr. Wade?
Ruby Jean: You don't have to answer right away, Joe. You can give it some thought.
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The movie really hit home. I've been there.
9 January 2000 | by tkempSee all my reviews

I was very moved by this movie as I could really relate with Tom Selleck's character. It was very true to life to me as I have been in a similar situation caring so much for a younger girl who was also a best friend and having everyone misunderstand the relationship as the JoBeth Williams character (Rose) and others did in the movie. I really felt sorry for Joe and Ruby Jean knowing how it feels to have people with overimaginations and dirty minds try to turn a wonderful relationship into something that it isn't. The movie hit home and brought me to tears and I very rarely have a movie do that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arizona Road See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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