Ruby Cairo

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Ruby Cairo
Ruby Cairo 2.jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Graeme Clifford
Produced by Haruki Kadokawa
Lloyd Phillips
Hiroshi Sugawara
Written by Robert Dillon
Michael Thomas
Starring Andie MacDowell
Liam Neeson
Viggo Mortensen
Jack Thompson
Music by John Barry
Cinematography László Kovács
Edited by Caroline Biggerstaff
Paul Rubell
Mark Winitsky
Majestic Films International
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
  • December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12) (Japan)
  • April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30) (UK)
  • October 29, 1993 (1993-10-29) (U.S.)
Running time
90 minutes
111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $608,866 (USA)

Ruby Cairo is a 1992 film directed by Graeme Clifford. It stars Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson and Viggo Mortensen. One scene features Aleister Crowley's The Book of the Law.


"Adults play the most dangerous games".


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.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Andie MacDowell Elizabeth "Bessie" Faro / Ruby Cairo
Liam Neeson Dr. Fergus Lamb, Feed the World
Viggo Mortensen John E. "Johnny" Faro
Jack Thompson Ed, Feed the World Foundation Manager
Amy Van Nostrand Marge Swimmer, Faro Neighbor
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez Uncle Jorge
Paul Spencer Johnny Faro (Boy)
Chad Power Niles Faro

Box office and video[edit]

The film fared poorly at the box office, grossing only $608,866 in the United States. It was retitled Deception when it was recut and released on video with 21 additional minutes of footage.[1] As of 2010, the film is available on and on Netflix.[2][3]


According to Andie MacDowell, the director was stoned throughout filming.[4]


The soundtrack features music by John Barry and the song You Belong to Me performed by Patsy Cline.


  1. ^ "Release info from". Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Ruby Cairo". Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Ruby Cairo". Netflix. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Andie MacDowell on Twitter: "@sopharsogood @gregzeene @GuyLodge @catherinebray @trim_obey @nia_loves_films @stephenmcnally Ruby C director was stoned the whole shoot"". Retrieved 2015-03-06. 

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