Citizen Ruth

Citizen Ruth (1996)

Life, liberty, money and the pursuit of happiness. She's gotta have it.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1996-12-13
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 56 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus.

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  • Laura Dern

    as Ruth Stoops
  • Swoosie Kurtz

    as Diane Siegler
  • Kurtwood Smith

    as Norm Stoney
  • Mary Kay Place

    as Gail Stoney
  • Kelly Preston

    as Rachel
  • M.C. Gainey

    as Harlan
  • Kenneth Mars

    as Dr. Charlie Rollins
  • David Graf

    as Judge Richter
  • Tippi Hedren

    as Jessica Weiss
  • Burt Reynolds

    as Blaine Gibbons
  • Diane Ladd

    as Ruth's mother
  • Alicia Witt

    as Cheryl Stoney
  • Delaney Driscoll

    as Ruth's 'Sister'
Production Cathy Konrad Producer
Production Lisa Beach Casting
Writing Jim Taylor Screenplay
Production Cary Woods Producer
Visual Effects Wes Clowers Special Effects Supervisor
Writing Alexander Payne Screenplay
Directing Alexander Payne Director
Costume & Make-Up Brian McManus Hairstylist
Sound Rolfe Kent Music
Camera James Glennon Director of Photography
Editing Kevin Tent Editor
Art Jane Ann Stewart Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Tom McKinley Costume Design
Art Lisa Denker Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Angela Moos Makeup Artist
Art Tracy Thies Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Robyn Munger Set Costumer
Directing Randa Rai Slack Script Supervisor