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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

Andie McDowell's character is wearing a baseball cap during the scene of her moving sale, the team name on the cap reads "Gaffney Indians", this is representative of her real-life hometown Gaffney, South Carolina. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie when the boy catches the Mazeroski home run that won the 1960 World Series, it was a Rawlings baseball. Rawlings did not begin supplying baseballs to the major leagues until around 1970. The home run ball would have been a Spalding baseball in 1960. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: They said beein' married to Johnny Faro is like ridin' a car with no brakes. I aid I like the ride, ladies.
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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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Just Wonderful!
3 February 2004 | by superstar49See all my reviews

Any film that can draw you in completely, as this movie did with me, succeeds. I missed the first ten minutes not knowing even the plot, and I was immediately taken in by Andie MacDowell's quest for answers regarding her husband.

I'm surprised by the many negative comments and reviews posted here. This was one of the few movies (like "Pyscho") that took me on sort of a ride that I didn't want to end. This movie was intelligent and I found it to be a great escape as Ruby travelled around the world. I'll certainly never visit Athens, Greece, or stand on top of one of the pyramids. But I felt like I was there. Whomever said this was boring must have had their eyes closed the entire time. I never realized how beautiful Andie MacDowell was until I saw this film or what a really good actress she was. Liam Neeson was a plus even if his role was rather short.

You can bet I'll be recommending this film to others as I do whenever I see a really good movie. Hope to see this released on DVD soon.


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