Viggo Mortensen in Ruby Cairo (Deception)
Ruby Cairo/Deception Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: John E. 'Johnny' Faro
Other leading roles:
Ruby Cairo/Deception Synopsis
When Bessie Faro investigates the death of her husband Johnny in a plane crash in Mexico, she finds that his business is in the red and that he had been stashing large sums of money in bank accounts all over the world. As she begins systematically recovering her husband's money, she discovers that someone else has beaten her to some of the accounts. Aided by Fergus Lamb, who is somehow connected to Johnny, she goes to Cairo to find some answers.
Ruby Cairo/Deception Brief Review
Note: Ruby Cairo was released in Europe (Region 2 DVD); Deception was released in the U.S. (Region 1 DVD). They are not identical; the more explicit love scenes between MacDowell and Mortensen were removed before the film was released in the U.S. as Deception, at MacDowell's insistence.
Ruby Cairo/Deception Soundtrack
See this excellent review of John Barry's original soundtrack for Ruby Cairo at Soundtrack.net. The music is described as "a delightful mix of flamenco guitar and 'classic' Barry string work."
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Ruby Cairo Resources
Antisoshal Video: Ruby Cairo - Because some scenes were omitted from the version released in the US as Deception, Antisoshal offers for sale a DVD copied from VHS tape of Ruby Cairo. See the Antisoshal home page for information about pricing and ordering.
Celluloid Haven: Ruby Cairo - Review in English and Spanish, quite a few stills (screen captures), plus a couple of audio and QuickTime video clips.
Japanese Souvenir Program - Sachie extensive archive includes eight scans of photos and text from the 1993 Japanese souvenir movie program for Ruby Cairo.
MoviesOnCable.com: Deception - Lists upcoming showtimes for Deception on US premium cable channels. Site also has a brief review and links to related websites.
Obsession Photo Gallery: Ruby Cairo - Collection of still images from Ruby Cairo, mostly screen captures.
Review: Deception (a.k.a. Ruby Cairo) - James Berardinelli's detailed review pans Deception as "an empty tale of treachery and lies that rarely makes sense and engages the audience's interest even less frequently."
Review: Deception/Ruby Cairo - One gets the impression that Viggo Mortensen fan Colleen Wallace would like to have enjoyed this movie more than she did. "While both Mortensen and Neeson hold up their ends valiantly, this film implodes in the middle from a flimsy script and a leading lady who has more looks than acting talent."
Rotten Tomatoes Reviews: Deception - Quotes from reviews with links to full text for some. Generally unfavorable though Steve Rhodes says, "Truth be told, the plot is so crazy and so full of holes that it keeps your attention in a strange sort of way. It is so bad, it is fascinating." The soundtrack gets a thumbs-up review.
sagralisse... ruby cairo/deception screencaps - Forty-six high quality screen captures of Viggo Mortensen in Deception (also released as Ruby Cairo, plus 18 montages with photographs from the film.
VideoDetective: Deception Trailer - Theater trailer for Deception, in WMF format.
Ruby Cairo Photo Gallery
Thanks to Sagralisse and Obsession for sharing the screencaps. (See links above.) We've also added a few of our own, from the Ruby Cairo scenes that were not in the region 1 Deception.