Jack Rebney is the most famous man you’ve never heard of — an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul–mouthed outbursts circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full–blown Internet phenomenon, seen by more than 20 million people worldwide. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of Rebney — and finds him living alone on a mountain top, unaware of his fame. WINNEBAGO MAN is a laugh–out–loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man’s response to unintended celebrity.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Adulation -- even barbed adulation -- is irresistible.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 07.09.2010
Whenever Rebney gets to be Rebney -- be it insulting, sweet or wearily perturbed -- Winnebago Man shows a full tank of irascible charm.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 07.15.2010
Good fortune smiled on this film, but the feeling persists: This triumph belongs to Rebney, not Steinbauer.Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 07.21.2010
There is a genuine, human sympathy for his frustration and lashing out that goes along with the laughter.Ian Buckwalter, NPR, 07.17.2010