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Winnebago Man (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Comedy | 14 March 2009 (USA)
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Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »

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Ben Steinbauer
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Credited cast:
Jack Rebney ... Self
Ben Steinbauer ... Self
Keith Gordon Keith Gordon ... Self
Nick Prueher ... Self
Joe Pickett Joe Pickett ... Self
Douglas Rushkoff Douglas Rushkoff ... Self
Charlie Sotelo Charlie Sotelo ... Self
Cinco Barnes Cinco Barnes ... Self
Alan Berliner Alan Berliner ... Self
Mike Mitchell ... Self
Alexsey Vayner Alexsey Vayner ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Dangeur Nick Dangeur ... Self
Hilton Hitt Hilton Hitt ... Self - Private Investigator
Tom Jandric Tom Jandric ... Self - Gaffer
Mark Miks Mark Miks ... Self - Director, 'Rollergirls'
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Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and made him an internet superstar. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer journeys to the top of a mountain to find the recluse who unwittingly became the "Winnebago Man." Written by Anonymous

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Jack Rebney: I got to read it again because my mind is just a piece of shit this morning!
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Merton Woods
Performed by Spaghetti Western String Co.
Written by M. Rossetto / N. Lemme
Courtesy of Spaghetti Western String Co.
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Jack Rebney shines, I wish I could have heard more of what he had to say!
22 November 2010 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'WINNEBAGO MAN': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A documentary exploring 'viral stardom' (sudden internet fame by accident) focusing on one man, Jack Rebney, and how it's affected his life. The film is co-written and directed by documentary filmmaker Ben Steinbauer, in his feature film debut. Steinbauer's past experience has been in the camera department on other films and he's directed two short films as well. He sets out, with no real plan, to find this man, Rebney, who was made famous by the internet in hopes of finding out who he really is and how he feels about his 'youtube' fame. Once he finds him he sort of aimlessly records video of him in an attempt to get him to open up to the camera, desperately hoping there's a story worth telling.

Rebney is a former CBS news broadcaster who quit when he got fed up with what he believes was the decay of the network. He later took a job on an RV commercial for Winnebago and was fired after a video of him circulated to his employers, by angry co-workers, of him constantly becoming frustrated on the shoot and swearing repeatedly in colorful ways. Copied VHS tapes of the video circulated to the public and Rebney became notorious for them, which later made their way onto the internet, specifically youtube, and made Rebney a star infamously known as the 'Winnebago Man' and 'The Angriest Man in the World.' When Steinbauer finds Rebney he's calm and living a peaceful life in a secluded mountain home in California. Steinbauer leaves and after some time passes Rebney begins contacting him and admits to putting on a show for him and is actually upset about the youtube video. When the director returns he finds Rebney blind and wanting to leave the world with a better reputation and has a lot to say.

The film is extremely funny as well as touching, a tearjerker in ways. Jack Rebney is a fascinating and lovable character who is extremely intelligent, honest and full of colorful dialog. When he really has something important to say he's often cut off by the director though who says no one wants to hear it (I wanted to hear it though and I'm sure others would as well). Steinbauer insists that he needs to open up more and talk about himself when in fact anything he has to say is interesting and entertaining. The film works despite it's flaws because of Jack Rebney and his performance. It could have been so much more though at the hands of a more talented director.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,469, 11 July 2010

Gross USA:

$181,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,039
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