Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)

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Angela Bassett stars in this powerful drama set in the Deep South in the early '60s. Ruby Delacroix (Bassett) operates a rough-and-tumble night spot in Louisiana. Between running her business, raising a teenage daughter, and trying to keep tabs on her unfaithful husband, Ruby's life hardly needs any more excitement. However, temptation presents itself in the form of Billy (Kevin Anderson), a white singer who is booked into the club. Ruby and Billy fall into a passionate affair, which proves to be a dangerous thing in the desegregated South. Produced for the Showtime premium cable network, Ruby's Bucket of Blood also features Glenn Plummer, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Jurnee Smollett.
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre:
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Television , Romance
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Showtime Networks Inc.

Cast

Angela Bassett
as Ruby Delacroix
Kevin Anderson
as Billy Dupre
Brian Stokes Mitchell
as Earl Delacroix
Jurnee Smollett
as Emerald Delacroix
Glenn Plummer
as Johnny Beaugh
Angelica Torn
as Betty Dupre
Arnold Pinnock
as Silas Bonner
Martin Villafana
as Jack Nagim
Rudy Webb
as Sydney Beaugh
Cabral Richards
as Handsome Man
David Ferry
as Sheriff Robicheaux
Malika Oakley
as Regina
Karen Andrew
as Bootsie
Anna Ferguson
as Miss Lemonn
Kim Roberts
as Phyllis
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Solid drama, helped immesurably by Angela Bassett's presence. Nice period detail, really great music. Good writing, the costumes and sets are well thought out. A fine film.

James Higgins
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