Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man

DVD - 2010
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Not rated. "Film contains language which may not be suitable for all audiences" -- Container.
In the '80s, RV salesman Jack Rebney's profanity-strewn, on-the-job meltdown was captured on video and passed around on VHS tapes before exploding into an Internet phenomenon seen by millions. When a young filmmaker goes in search of the legendary man, he finds Rebney living alone on a mountain, as sharp-tongued as ever, but more intelligent and lovable than anyone could have imagined. Here is one man's response to unwanted celebrity, and proof that truth is stranger and funnier than fiction.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : distributed by Kino International, 2010
Edition: Wide screen format
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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BMW330i
Sep 19, 2016

A terrific and very enjoyable documentary. From the title it is not exactly what we expected but we both thought it was very well done and we highly recommend it.

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Chapel_Hill_AmerB
Jun 11, 2015

The Winnebago Man is a hilarious documentary featuring Jack Rebney, a Winnebago video promotions salesman who is featured in highly insightful, yet comical outtakes that somehow combine to portray the man as a modern day philosopher who is highly intelligent.
Recommended.

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eclectikeefe
Jun 09, 2015

Well-told, interesting, and a lot of fun.

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downsman
Jun 06, 2015

Excellent documentary that I found ultimately to be profound and moving. It is important to watch the Extras in order to see Jack at the New York premiere of the documentary.

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HereHere
May 01, 2015

This documentary dragged on and on. Some of it was interesting, but I think if you are going to spend 90 minutes of your life, there are many, way better films to watch. Skip it, unless you are a fan of the Rebney.

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pigweed
Feb 23, 2014

I nearly didn't finish watching this because I became irritated with how some people in the film spoke about the film's subject,Jack Rebney. It seemed as if he was going to be treated like a spectacle rather than as a person.
I'm really glad that I didn't stop watching. It is an inspiring and touching film - and you really have to meet Jack's companion, Buddha.

VahiniG Apr 27, 2013

Good documentary! I had no idea about the Winnebago Man or his rants prior to this documentary. I really appreciated my good health, post-viewing, for I found Jack Rebney's glaucoma blindness to be very sad.
There were times when I thought the director of this film was a real douche.

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munkymunk
Jun 24, 2012

I was surprised. There was more to this movie then I thought there would be. Quite enjoyed it.
(spoiler alert) very glad to see Jack get to confront his fear and misconception of his views of his "fans" But he is also right about them. They only use him as a scape goat from their lives and refuse to face the truths Jack sees from his experience in this world and disrespect him by not listening to him or accepting who he is outside of there viral video world. I hope the director grew as a person after this film, because his was a development I hoped to see in this movie as much as Jacks. In that aspect I don't feel that this film was as full as it could have been and was left unfinished.

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movie20
Oct 31, 2011

Very interesting to see inside this man's life. He says exactly what he thinks, or what he wants us to believe he thinks.

Billymellow Sep 21, 2011

Story of a man looking for his place in the world. Kinda sad. Director focuses on a viral video of the man. It must be how child movie stars feel when its all people know them for and are interested in. Not sure how I feel about this film. Seems a bit intrusive on behalf of the film maker.

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