"My cat can eat a whole watermelon!"Rubin and Ed
is a 1991 Independent film starring Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman, directed by Trent Harris. An offbeat and often-trippy comedy, it tells the story of self-imposed hermit Rubin (Glover) and middle-aged pyramid scheme recruiter Ed (Hesseman). Ed is desperate to find someone that he can drag to his group's upcoming seminar. Meanwhile, Rubin's mother is nagging him to make a friend and bring said friend over to dinner. While on their respecive missions, the two men meet. Hilarity Ensues
. Weirdness Ensues too. The plot winds up going in an unexpected direction, and our heroes spend most of the movie lost in an arid Utah desert.
It's a character study, a road comedy, and (ultimately) a story about two lost souls trying to make their way in the world.Fun Fact:
Although the movie came out in 1991, Crispin Glover created the Rubin character years before. In his Andy Kaufman-esque stunt on Letterman's show, he appeared in-character as Rubin (well, we think
it was a stunt; it's just as possible that Glover is just plain weird).
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