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Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 9 August 2003
Award winning actress/comedienne Tracey Ullman returns to HBO for an all-new special starring the one-and-only "Ruby Romaine"--one of the most memorable characters ever to grace Tracey's long-running HBO comedy series Tracey Takes On.

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Credited cast:
Tracey Ullman ... Ruby Romaine / Svetlana / Pepper Kane
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Paul Dooley ... Dean Duaney
Barbara Bain ... Judy Utermeyer
Glenn Shadix ... Garland Madden
M. Emmet Walsh ... Wally Westland
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Lynn
Steven Held Steven Held ... Buddy
Sam McMurray ... Skip Westland
Jane Kaczmarek ... Herself
John McKeown John McKeown ... Young Skip
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maury Chaykin ... Dan Weisman
Garret Edington Garret Edington ... Whiley Reality Director
Marc Flanagan Marc Flanagan ... Whistling Laborer
Simon Helberg ... Adam (DGA Trainee)
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After an illustrious career, veteran Hollywood makeup artist Ruby Romaine has finally decided to call it quits. Or has she? In a series of hilarious tales told from the confines of her trailer, Ruby explains why she reconsidered her retirement--and how she almost didn't get a second chance to do the two things she does best: touching up an actor's face and sharing the latest Tinseltown gossip! Written by Mykol Gantt

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruby Romaine Trailer Tales See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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As deft as ever
10 August 2003 | by sissypowerSee all my reviews

Tracey directs this one, with much the same rhythm and truth as her "Takes On" series.

Surprises include legend Debbie Reynolds playing it straight to Ruby Romaine's booze-soaked stream of consciousness; new characters Svetlana and Pepper Kane; veterans Barbara Bain, Paul Dooley & M. Emmet Walsh all casted brilliantly in flashbacks (the tales as spun by Ruby).

Ruby is certainly among the most inspired of Ms. Ullman's characters. This HBO special is long overdue & much appreciated. Viva Romaine!!!


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