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Rubin and Ed (1991)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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[upon finding themselves stuck in the desert, and needing transportation]
Rubin Farr: Can't you just call The Organization? Have them come pick us up?
Ed Tuttle: Just... give 'em a buzz, tell 'em I'm stuck in the middle of the desert with an asswipe and a frozen cat.
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References Cat Ballou (1965) 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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Quirky character driven comedy. Maybe a little too low key, but amusing enough.
11 February 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Trent Harris' bizarre Mormon comedy 'Plan Ten From Outer Space' (no relation to Ed Wood by the way), so I was pleased when I finally managed to see this, his previous movie. Not available on DVD yet as far as I know, it's worth trying to find in the video racks. i can't say I enjoyed it as much as 'Plan Ten...' but it was still an amusing and quirky comedy. Extremely low key, not really belly laugh material, but funny. The more you like Crispin Glover ('River's Edge') and 60s veteran Howard Hesseman ('Billy Jack') the more you will enjoy 'Rubin And Ed', as the comedy is mainly generated from their relationship. Hesseman plays Ed, an unsuccessful salesman who latches on to a weird slacker Rubin (Glover), desperately trying to make a sale. Rubin's beloved cat has recently died and he is searching for just the right resting place. Ed reluctantly assists him on his quest, and before you know it they get lost in the desert. Then things start to go downhill. Glover and Hesseman are both in fine form throughout. The rest of the cast are largely unknowns, apart from Karen Black ('Five Easy Pieces') as Hesseman's estranged wife. (Black also appears in 'Plan Ten From Outer Space') I enjoyed seeing her again as she is a most underrated actress, and I also was amused by the movies running gag involving Andy Warhol. Humour is a very personal thing, and this movie may not appeal to everybody, but I liked it.


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