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Ruby (1992)

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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Stephen Davis (play), Stephen Davis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Orsatti Frank Orsatti ... Action Jackson
Sherilyn Fenn ... Candy Cane
Jeffrey Nordling ... Hank
Danny Aiello ... Jack Ruby
Veronica Hart ... Telephone Trixie (as Jane Hamilton)
Maurice Benard ... Diego
Joe Viterelli ... Joseph Valachi
Robert S. Telford Robert S. Telford ... Senator
John Roselius ... Detective Smalls
Louis Eppolito Louis Eppolito ... Detective Taylor
J. Marvin Campbell ... Bus Counter Tender
David Duchovny ... Officer Tippit
Richard C. Sarafian ... Proby (as Richard Sarafian)
Joe Cortese ... Louie Vitali
Marc Lawrence ... Santos Alicante
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Storyline

An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility, both by giving information to the FBI and by doing the odd favor for his mafia contacts. When hitman Action Jackson is hit, Louie Vitali asks him to help get crime boss Santos out of a Cuban jail. When they get back, the bosses take his headliner Candy Cane under their wing to develop her career in Vegas. A mysterious government man named Maxwell expresses his displeasure to Ruby over his Cuban activities. Slowly all the pieces of a massive conspiracy begin to emerge to Ruby, who can do nothing to stop it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

The man who shot the man who shot J.F.K. was Ruby. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caso Kennedy, uma Conspiração See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$614,327, 29 March 1992

Gross USA:

$919,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$919,286
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was released in the USA about three months after JFK (1991), Oliver Stone's film about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene with Candy Cane is set in 1962 but behind her on the TV is a speech by JFK. It's JFK's New Frontier speech which was delivered two years earlier at the 1960 Democratic National Convention. See more »

Quotes

Jack Ruby: Where you from?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: [doesn't answer]
Jack Ruby: You come in the Lubbock bus?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: I ain't from nowhere.
Jack Ruby: I've been there. What's it called?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: Rising Star, Texas.
Jack Ruby: I'm from Chicago, myself. Where you headed?
Sheryl Ann DuJean: Out of Rising Star, Texas.
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Alternate Versions

A version of the film aired on the U.S A&E network in the early 2000s removed around 20 minutes of footage including the entire Cuban sequence (and references to it later in the film). See more »


Soundtracks

DAY IN, DAY OUT
Written by Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom
Performed by Patrick Jude
Produced by Barry Goldberg
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Why did Ruby do it - things the government didn't tell you
21 November 2011 | by mw1562See all my reviews

The reason why Jack Ruby Killed Lee Harvey Oswald was had he not done so he would have been killed himself. Sam Giancana had put Ruby in charge of the JFK assassination, and part of the plan was for Officer Tippett to kill Oswald as he was trying to escape. That didn't happen, for reasons unknown, so Ruby had to finish the job himself.

The real question is how was Jack Ruby able to walk right up to the most heavily guarded man in America, guarded as he was by Secret Service, FBI, CIA, Texas State Troopers, and Dallas Police, and shoot him at point blank range. That alone should tell you that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.

The government would tell you that Ruby acted alone, for reasons of grief and rage, etc, but they don't want you to know the truth. They don't think we could handle the truth. They don't want us to know that JFK and his father made a deal with Sam Giancana to get elected and, once elected, the Kennedys reneged on their end of the deal.

By the way, did you know that Lee Harvey Oswald was raised by his uncle in New Orleans, who was a bookie, and did you know that in 1963 all bookmakers worked for the mob? Why would the New Orleans District Attorney (Garrison) get involved in a crime that took place in Dallas? It is all related.

Did you know that several weeks after the JFK assassination the Texas State Attorney General held a press conference and announced that Oswald worked for the CIA? Did you know that Oswald attended Naval Intelligence School, and shortly thereafter he went to Russia, officially as a US dissenter, but more likely as a spy?


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