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Rubin and Ed (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 15 May 1992 (USA)
An unsuccessful, nervous businessman gradually comes to befriend an eccentric, asocial nerd on a trip to Utah to bury a deceased cat.

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Rula
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Mr. Busta
Anna Louise Daniels ...
Rubin's Mom
Brittney Lewis ...
Poster Girl
Jonathan Chapin ...
Brat
Ray Gordon ...
Barking Man
Jane Mendenhall ...
Woman By Pool
Dorene Nielsen ...
Ed's Mom
James Nielsen ...
Ed's Dad
Frank Magner ...
Bob
Diane St. Cyr ...
Bonnie
Aaron Tranberg ...
Desk Sergeant
Michael Scott ...
Jimbo
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Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed's ex-wife Rula and an elusive Andy Warhol critic. Written by Janna L. Gifford

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As soon as Ed saves Rubin's life, he's gonna kill him.

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Filming started on September 24, 1990, and stopped due to the departure of actor Peter Boyle. Howard Hesseman replaced Peter Boyle and shooting resumed on October 16, 1990. See more »

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For one or two shots, Rubin's shoe faces the wrong way as it spins towards Rula and Jimbo's car. See more »

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Ed: You know what the biggest difference between you and a rich man is? He has money and you don't! And if you were smart, you would ask yourself why!
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Referenced in Beaver Trilogy Part IV (2015) See more »

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Symphony #1 in D Minor
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Suddeutsche Philharmonie
Conducted by Dennis Zsoltay
Southern Music Publishing Co. Inc.
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Car's back, everything's cool.
11 October 2004 | by (SLC, Utah) – See all my reviews

My memories of this movie date to when Crispin appeared on the Letterman show dressed as Rubin. Totally in character, he attempted to kick Dave in the head with his four inch shoes and I believe has never been invited back.

This movie truly is more quotable than Caddyshack. "Who's the biggest loser in this room?" Rubin: "Raise your hand, Ed." But my favorite line has got to be when Ed finally drags Rubin to that stupid seminar and claims "Car's back, everything's cool."

If you like to laugh, see this movie. It's an all-time cult classic.


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