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Ruby Cairo (1992)

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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Country:

USA | Japan | UK

Language:

English | Spanish | Arabic

Release Date:

12 December 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Missing Link: Ruby Cairo 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 »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Andie MacDowell refers to a baseball as being hit by Bill Mazeroski in the top of the ninth inning of the last game of the 1960 World Series. In fact, it was hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [referring to her dead husband's business dealings] ... and what kind of business would that be, Herr Buchner?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Why... ink.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Ink?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: [firmly] Ink. We make ink for ballpoint pens.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Thats all? Just ink?
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [after Bruchner makes a shrugging motion with his hands] 34,000 marks - 25,000 marks, and look - look here's another one for fifteen.
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Ink, Frau Miller... ink is the true life blood of a civilization.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Good point.
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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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Before Schindler's List, before Lord of the Rings - there was this
19 February 2006 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Sporting a good cast - Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, and Viggo Mortensen, "Ruby Cairo" (aka "Deceptions") is the story of a widow who goes on an international chase to find money her husband left in various bank accounts. For this, she uses baseball cards he left behind with a series of markings indicating clues. When she reaches one of the last banks, she realizes that her husband is still alive.

The "you're supposed to be dead but you're still alive" scenario has been used often - "The Third Man" and the wonderful Goldie Hawn film, "Deception" come to mind. This film adds nothing to the genre. The scenery is glorious, and MacDowell is effective and beautiful as a courageous woman who is tougher than she looks. But the story is highly implausible, full of holes, and just not very good.

If you want to see this because of Liam Neeson and/or Viggo Mortensen, forget it. Neither one of them has that big a role. Mortensen has a big scene toward the end of the movie, if you're still watching.


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