Type “The Angriest Man in the World” into any search engine, and one name appears—Jack Rebney, a.k.a. “The Winnebago Man”—an ‘80s RV salesman whose hilarious, 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. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of the infamous viral video star and discovers him living a hermit-like existence on top of a mountain, unaware of his fame. Rebney turns out to be as sharp-tongued as ever, but more intelligent and lovable than anyone could have imagined. An outrageously funny and unexpectedly redemptive tale of one man’s response to unintended celebrity, and proof that the truth is both stranger and funnier than fiction.
WINNEBAGO MAN was theatrically released nationwide by Kino Lorber (U.S.) and by Kinosmith (Canada). The film had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2009. The documentary has been broadcast in more than a dozen countries internationally, including EPIX HD (US), The Movie Network (Canada), The Documentary Channel (Canada). ABC (Australia) and BBC Storyville (UK).
Michael Moore called it “One of the funniest documentaries ever made!” and Roger Ebert raved, “Holy sh*t, is this a f**king funny documentary!”