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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ruby Cairo (aka Deception) (1992)

A woman (Andie MacDowell) travels to Mexico to bury her husband (Viggo Mortensen) who died in a plane crash. But it's in Mexico that she discovers her husband has hidden bank accounts all over the world which leads her to Panama, the Bahamas, Germany and to Greece where she discovers her husband had been leading a double life and what she's discovering could put her in danger. Directed by Graeme Clifford (FRANCES), this mystery thriller seems choppy as if chunks had been left out. Apparently there's a longer cut out there that's 21 minutes longer which might have filled in the holes. The film contains some awkward narration by MacDowell which seems to be a weak effort to make the film more cohesive and Olympia Dukakis, already an Oscar winner for MOONSTRUCK, pops in for one line so I assume her role was also severely cut. What we have left is entirely watchable but unsatisfactory in what's left out. There's very little of John Barry's score in the film which suggests it also might have been a victim of the pruning shears. With Liam Neeson providing some romance for MacDowell, Jack Thompson and Lydia Lenosi.

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