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Rubin and Ed (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 May 1992 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Rula
Michael Greene ...
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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Comedy | Drama

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Crispin Glover infamously appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in 1987 dressed, and in character, as Rubin Farr. This caused much confusion to Letterman as he, after almost being kicked in the face by Glover, walked off his own set while still on the air. 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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Rubin: Those people are weird!
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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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For those with a strange sense of humor
2 May 2002 | by (The Treasure State) – See all my reviews

Rubin & Ed is an odd movie. It's a funny movie. There are one-liners in this flick that my friends and I still use to this day ("How do we make money!?" "Work?" "NO!!! REAL ESTATE!!!"). Is it a movie for everyone? Definitely not.

For starters, it's not a movie that many people would call "good" or "funny". You have to have a specific sense of humor to find this movie entertaining. I can easily see how some would think this movie was terrible, or at the very least bewildering.

In the end, this is nothing more than a "buddy movie". The only reason it works (for some) is the interplay between Rubin (Glover) and Ed (Hesseman). Rubin is, quite simply, a complete odd-ball. Ed is the quintessential middle-aged dork trying desperately to be something more than he really is.

The plot, if you could call it that, centers around Rubin attempting to find a suitable place to bury his dead cat, and Ed's pathetic attempts to win his ex-wife back (sort of). All of this is strung together with the strange conversations and "adventures" the two manage to get in.

In closing, if you're a person who enjoys "odd-ball" comedies, this movie is definitely worth a viewing.

I gave it 8/10


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