"Citizen Ruth" (also known as "Baby Business", "Precious", "Meet Ruth Stoops") is a Comedy/Drama film directed by Alexander Payne, released on January 13 of 1996 in the USA . Laura Dern and Swoosie Kurtz are starring, alongside Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place, Kelly Preston and M.C. Gainey.
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Who directed "Citizen Ruth":
Citizen Ruth was directed by Alexander Payne, an American writer, producer, director, and actor.
When was "Citizen Ruth" released:
Citizen Ruth was initially released on Saturday, January 13, 1996, in the United States.. This was twenty-three (23) years ago.
It has been released on Sunday, June 11, 2006 in the United Kingdom; Saturday, August 24, 1996 in Canada; Thursday, May 15, 1997 in Germany and on Monday, December 01, 1997 in Spain.
Who is at the casting of "Citizen Ruth":
At the casting of Citizen Ruth we find Laura Dern, previously seen in A Perfect World (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993); Swoosie Kurtz (Reality Bites (1994), A Shock to the System (1990)); Kurtwood Smith (Last of the Dogmen (1995), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)) [ more... ]
- Tippi Hedren and Mary Kay Place also appeared together in Teresa's Tattoo, released in 1994.
- Kurtwood Smith and Kenneth Mars also appeared together in Shadows and Fog, released in 1992.
- Kelly Preston and Laura Dern have both also be seen in Daddy and Them, released in 2001.
- Kenneth Mars and David Graf can be seen in Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, released in 1989.
What is the Storyline of "Citizen Ruth":
The movie opens with Ruth Stoops and a man (apparently an ex-boyfriend) having intercourse on a bed in a flophouse, after which he disrespectfully throws her out of the apartment. She later goes to a hardware store to buy patio sealant and huffs it in a paper bag in an alley to get high. Ruth is portrayed as a dumb, inebriated addict, capable of doing nearly anything to get money or drugs.
Ruth has 4 kids, all of whom have been taken from her custody by the state because of her inability to care for [...]
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