Red Ribbon Blues

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Red Ribbon Blues
Directed by Charles Winkler
Produced by Dale Rosenbloom
Brad Wyman
Written by Charles Winkler
Starring Paul Mercurio
Debi Mazar
Music by John Frizzell
Cinematography Larry Blanford
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr.
Edited by Clayton Halsey
Release date
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Red Ribbon Blues is a 1996 comedy-drama with classic heist/caper elements and written and directed by Charles Winkler.[1] The film played the gay and lesbian film festival circuit in 1996.


Troy (Paul Mercurio) and Duke (RuPaul) have attended dozens of funerals for friends who have died of AIDS. Many of them were unable to afford the prohibitively expensive drugs they needed to stay alive. With their own funds running low, Troy and Duke decide to stage a series of robberies, stealing supplies of the life-saving drugs. Their heists are so successful that they're soon able to begin distributing medications throughout the community.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Deauville Film Festival Special Grand Prize - nominated


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