Winnebago Man Doc In Theaters Now

You’ve probably seen the incredible video on YouTube called “Winnebago Man,” which is the outtakes of a Winnebago salesman trying and failing hilariously to make a marketing video. Every time he stumbles over his lines there’s another incredible foul-mouthed tirade. But who was this man? And what happened on that day 20 years ago that got him so fired up? To find out, Documentary filmmakers tracked down the man, Jack Rebney, now old and crotchety as ever, living in his mountain house, and the result is Winnebago Man and it looks awesome. Here’s the gloriously profanity-laced NSFW trailer:

Here’s the original Winnebago Man clip.

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  1. Skankingmike says:

    omg that looks amazing! Guess I gotta wait for this to come to dvd to see it?

  2. VvsK says:

    This is quite possibly one of the most awesome movie trailers ever. You know it’s gonna be good when you run out of fingers to count swears with.

  3. Draygonia says:

    So we are watching a youtube video of a filmed youtube video?

  4. slim150 says:

    i like how the onion critically acclaims it.

  5. StutiCebriones says:

    This was screened in Chicago last month and it’s wonderful. The screening was all the more wonderful for the appearance by the filmmaker and (via phone) by Rebney himself, but I’m going to go again.

    • StutiCebriones says:

      Oh, incidentally, the original commercial’s editor was in the audience and came up to talk about the taping. It took about two weeks and the outtake reel that’s become so popular was originally sent to the marketing team at Winnebago to explain why the shoot was taking so long. But the commercial (a promotional tape, actually) was eventually successfully completed. I really hope that the producer stays in touch with that editor so that they can do something for a DVD extra.

  6. RandomHookup says:

    If you’re in the Boston area, it’s playing tonight at the Brattle Theater for free. First come, first served, of course.

  7. HoJu says:

    I hope they release this on BluRay. :)

  8. perfectly_cromulent says:

    awesomeness.

  9. mmbb says:

    Schedule available on Winnebago Man site: http://winnebagoman.com/index.php

    # New York, NY
    Ends July 15 AMC Empire 25
    # New York, NY
    Now Playing Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    # Sag Harbor, NY
    Opens July 16 Sag Harbor Cinema
    # New York, NY
    Opens July 16 AMC 72nd Street East
    # Encino, CA
    Opens July 16 Laemmle Town Center 5
    # Los Angeles, CA
    Opens July 16 Laemmle Sunset 5
    # Pasadena, CA
    Opens July 16 Laemmle Playhouse 7
    # Juneau, AK
    Opens July 22 Gold Town Nickelodeon
    # Greensboro, NC
    Opens July 23 Carousel Cinemas
    # Des Moines, IA
    Opens July 23 Varsity Theatre
    # Boston, MA
    Opens July 23 Landmark Kendall Square
    # Philadelphia, PA
    Opens July 23 Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
    # Hamilton, NY
    July 28-August 1 Hamilton Movie Theater
    # Rochester, NY
    Opens July 30 Little Theatre
    # New Haven, CT
    Opens July 30 Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas
    # Berkeley, CA
    Opens July 30 Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
    # San Diego, CA
    Opens July 30 Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas
    # Washington, DC
    Opens July 30 Avalon Theatre
    # San Francisco, CA
    Opens July 30 Landmark Embarcadero
    # Portland, OR
    Opens August 6 Cinema 21
    # Seattle, WA
    Opens August 6 Landmark Varsity Theatre
    # Palm Springs, CA
    Opens August 6 Camelot Theatres
    # Nashville, TN
    August 6-10 Belcourt Theatre
    # Eugene, OR
    Opens August 13 Bijou Theatre
    # Shreveport, LA
    August 13-15 Robinson Film Center
    # Pittsburgh, PA
    Opens August 13 Regent Square Theater
    # Williamsburg, VA
    Opens August 20 Kimball Theatre
    # Dallas, TX
    Opens August 20 Angelika Film Center
    # Austin, TX
    Opens August 20 Alamo Ritz
    # Minneapolis, MN
    Opens August 20 Landmark Lagoon Cinema
    # Albuquerque, NM
    August 20-24 The Guild Cinema

  10. Conformist138 says:

    There’s something pretty awesome about this beside the obvious sweet subject. just that the internet has given humans a never-before-seen glimpse at itself, both as a whole and with these individual stories. Then, people respond and delve further into the subject, giving voice to people and experiences that might have previously gone totally unnoticed.

    Only now is it unsurprising for a man to scream profanities and two decades later have filmmakers on his doorstep asking him about it on behalf of millions of curious people. It probably seems pretty pointless to a lot of people, but I find just that aspect to be more fascinating than just this specific story. Jack Rebney happens to be perfect for showing the extreme amount of information humans have hoarded and strangely attached themselves to.

    Yay, movie showing here starting July 30!