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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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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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arizona Road See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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Striking yet touching dialogue and Selleck was at his best
7 August 2000 | by kevinluttonSee all my reviews

It is no fun to get old and this is portrayed throughout the film. The wonderful twist was the incredible power of the eighteen year old girl. We baby boomers can learn a lot from the youth of today. Some of them have such cheerful and refreshing ways of looking at life. Often they see right through entanglements and facades as is demonstrated in part by the central female character in this movie. I hope the actress has a good career because she did hold together well in this one.


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