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Rubin and Ed (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy , Drama | 15 May 1992 (USA)
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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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Trent Harris

Writer:

Trent Harris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Crispin Glover ... Rubin Farr
Howard Hesseman ... Ed Tuttle
Karen Black ... Rula
Michael Greene ... Mr. Busta
Anna Louise Daniels Anna Louise Daniels ... Rubin's Mom
Brittney Lewis Brittney Lewis ... Poster Girl
Jonathan Chapin ... Brat
Ray Gordon Ray Gordon ... Barking Man
Jane Mendenhall Jane Mendenhall ... Woman By Pool
Dorene Nielsen Dorene Nielsen ... Ed's Mom
James Nielsen James Nielsen ... Ed's Dad
Frank Magner Frank Magner ... Bob
Diane St. Cyr Diane St. Cyr ... Bonnie
Aaron Tranberg Aaron Tranberg ... Desk Sergeant
Michael Scott Michael Scott ... Jimbo
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rubin & Ed See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Working Title Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ed Tuttle: [seeing a reflection on a mountain in the distance] Yep, there's an asswipe up there.
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Connections

References Cat Ballou (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Wonderful....stupendous
2 August 2001 | by ralyinSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie with friends 5 or six years ago, and to this day the images are as crystal clear as they were that first viewing (and I have watched this movie many, many times since). The premise is wacky, but if that's what you're looking for (unadulterated enjoyment) definitely check this baby out. As another member commented, the lines are quotable, we constantly interjected "My cat can eat a whole watermelon" and, "rub it in your hair and stick it up your butt" into everyday converstaion...every line is a winner!! Crispin Glover and Howard Hessman were perfect for this movie, they could not have cast it better! I highly, highly recommend this movie!!


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