Many of you might be familiar with a viral video from a few years back called Winnebago Man which features outtakes from an 80’s (I think) commcercial shoot where the guy keeps screwing up and swearing over and over.
Well, someone got the idea to find and make a documentary about the guy in the video. I’ve heard some good buzz about the doc from it’s festival screenings but I’ve only just now seen the trailer and it looks fantastic. Here’s the link to the trailer, check it out.
Thank you, Bob Ducca, for starting this thread! I saw the movie tonight and I really enjoyed it. Jack Rebney proved to be a great subject, a man who turned out to be more than someone with a bad temper you laugh at on youtube. For all the enjoyment that he unknowingly provided for thousands of people, it’s good to know that he got a bit more than his 15 minutes of fame.
I saw the movie tonight and loved it.I had never seen the originals on YouTube, so I got to laugh at his tirades for the first time while seeing the film. I really liked how the filmmakers treated Rebney with respect. They didn’t take any easy shots at him.
“I don’t want any more bullshit! From anyone! That includes me!”
He has such an awesome voice. That’s what makes the video for me: all that cursing, but in such a mellifluous tone. If he could control his temper, he might have become the voiceover king, especially after the “In a world…” guy died.
Also, the idea of the filmmakers going to the ends of the earth to find him reminds me, we haven’t found Donald Eugene Ivens yet…
Just a bump for those in Chicago to say that this movie will be playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center October 15-21. Unfortunately it’s playing at the same time the Chicago International Film Festival is going on, so it might not get the audience it might have received at another time. I plan to fit it in somewhere, sometime during the week. I’m still working on my schedule to coordinate films at the Film Fest/Siskel/Music Box.
I still haven’t watched the video or the trailer linked in the OP, but when I saw it in the Siskel schedule, I remembered it from this thread.