Rated NR · 87 minutes · 2010

There was an Internet phenomenon several years back featuring outtakes of a sales video; about 15 years before that, the same video was passed around on VHS, making its way all over the country. It featured a Winnebago salesman listing the virtues of his product—and when he screwed up, the profanities flew. Ben Steinbauer had an idea: He’d find the man in the video, Jack Rebney. Winnebago Man could be a travelogue, but instead, Steinbauer finds his subject early and really gets to know him. Is Rebney the same profane pitchman seen in the outtakes? We might be better off not knowing; Winnebago Man is one of the few documentaries where less information might have provided a better, more-fulfilling story.
Official Site: winnebagoman.com
Director: Ben Steinbauer
Producer: Joel Heller, James Payne, Malcolm Pullinger and Ben Steinbauer


Winnebago Man


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East Bay Express The Runaways: Kisses and Winnebago Man Two unwanted kids and one grumpy old coot. by Kelly Vance 07/28/2010
Chicago Reader Viral Video and Its Victims After 20 years of torment, RV pitchman Jack Rebney has his say about the angry outtakes that changed his life. by J.R. Jones 10/14/2010
Portland Mercury The Angriest Man in the World Cussing and crying with Winnebago Man. by Ezra Ace Caraeff 08/05/2010

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