So, who IS this modest guy who put together the brilliant pastiche’ that is, FINAL RINSE!!?

Here’s a kwik bio:


Robert Tucker



Originally from Kansas and spending his teens in Arizona, Robert Tucker grew up with his father’s ubiquitous and poorly aimed 8mm camera pointing largely off-frame at his head.

Robert has made films since the age of 10. At 15 he made “The Story Of Ice Nine” which screened for a large audience at a California hippie retreat to rave reviews. Encouraged by this success, Robert continued making short films and videos through those formative (addled) years of bitter struggle and through his studies at Hampshire College.

As a grown-up, Robert’s diverse credits run from Spike Lee’s “Shes Gotta Have It”, to “Pee Wee’s Playhouse”, to “Baywatch” amongst many others.

His 1989 music video “Get On Down” (Meat Puppets), which Robert produced, shot, directed and edited is a fan favorite. It plays internationally on MTV to this day, and was recently included as a bonus accompanying the band’s special re-release retrospective package on Rykodisc. Uploaded by a stranger, the beneath NO budget video is a cult favorite on youtube, and has been viewed almost 60 thousand times.

Two of his other short films, TARANTULA WITH TARANTELLA and ROOF are in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library and la Cinemathque Francaise, amongst others. They have been screened at cultural centers throughout the world including the Pace Gallery, Opera de Lyon, Amerika Haus Berlin and Centre d`Art Santa Monica in Barcelona.

One of the 10 straight men on the planet who actually likes period showtunes, and a fan of music as diverse as Rudy Vallee to Ministry,

Robert cites his major influences as: Fred Astaire, George Jones, Preston Sturges, Russ Meyer, Diego Velazquez, David Bowie, Voltaire, Robert Crumb, Scott Walker, Herodotus, Sergio Leone, Honore de Balzac, Raymond Chandler, Yasujiro Ozu, The Legion of Super Heros, Jackson Pollack, Albert Brooks, Ernst Lubitsch, Judas Priest, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Ralph Tucker, Homer, B.K.S. Iyengar, Brian Eno, George Orwell, Paul Cezanne, Bing Crosby, John Waters, Jerome Kern, SCTV, Lee Hazlewood, Billy Wilder, Philip K. Dick, MST3K, Michael O’Donahue, Marvin Tucker, Paul Whiteman, J.K. Huysmans, William M. Gaines, Akira Kurasawa, Fred Wesley. Charles Barkley, and Pablo Picasso.

FINAL RINSE is Robert’s first feature movie. His next project, based loosely on Voltaire’s story of Candide, is about a hapless grunge slacker in search of lost love and destiny, entitled “Candude.”


So, in a nutshell, that’s an idea of who I am. Stay tuned to this lo-cal-it-y for tid-bits of interest, such as:

How did FINAL RINSE come to be?

What was Joey Ramone really like?

Exactly how handsome IS Handsome Dick Manitoba all up-close like?

IS Uncle Floyd truly a genius?

How IS it that I’ve never heard of these incredible actors in your movie before!!?

Was the line (blank) from (blank)? or a reference to (blank)?

Is it possible for Sebastian Bach to be BOTH a dreamboat AND a cool dude?

Answers to these questions and more are coming your way!

Please feel free to chime in with any questions or comments!

In the words of the great David Bowie:

Love On Ya!



  • Mr. Crowley

    Mr. Tucker – Thank you for finally releasing Final Rinse
    How did you ever come up with such a witty idea for a film?
    Mr. Crowley

    October 6, 2008 >> 10:03 pm

  • Paul Romero

    How is it possible that we do not see more of the amazing talent Mr Paul Romero represented on your website? Surely an individaul as canny and discerning as yourself would feel it an obligation to use Mr Romero’s remarkable reputation and likeness as a marketing tool. Amd speaking of tool…but I digress
    LONG LIVE TORGO MANOS!!!! his mother loved him

    January 5, 2011 >> 11:37 am

  • admin

    you sir, are a true visionary! if i’d thought for a moment that i could wangle permission to use your hallowed visage for crass commercial purposes, rest assured, i’d have lunged at the chance! now it will have to wait for the blu-ray edition! drat!!!

    January 6, 2011 >> 10:13 pm

  • sue

    Candude. I love it!! Can’t wait to see it. But the proofreader/copy-editor in me needs to tell you that it’s “cite” not “site” in terms of your major influences.

    And are you in Los Angeles or NY, btw?! You never finished your first post.

    November 16, 2011 >> 4:28 am

  • Nancy Gillespie

    Would like to purchase the film. Please advice.

    August 2, 2014 >> 4:47 pm

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