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.
Janna L. Gifford
As soon as Ed saves Rubin's life, he's gonna kill him.
Did You Know?
When Crispin Glover did his infamous David Letterman appearance in character as Rubin, it wasn't to promote the film because it was still being written by Trent Harris, and wouldn't come out for four years. But the appearance did wind up connecting onto the movie as being "the movie about the character who tried kicking David Letterman four years earlier." See more
In one shot when Ed points towards Rubin (the camera behind Ed) as Rubin is walking up the desert hill with his cooler, there's a jet-stream visible in the blue sky beyond Rubin (which looks intentional). Three seconds later, after cutting back from a closeup of Rubin, the jet-stream is gone. See more
I am the king of the echo people!
Referenced in Beaver Trilogy Part IV
Symphony #1 in D Minor
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Suddeutsche Philharmonie
Conducted by Dennis Zsoltay
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