The Cable Guy

Closed Capationed Starring: Jim Carrey & Matthew Broderick Director: Ben Stiller  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
There's no such thing as free cable.
Rating 4.2
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I can be your best friend or your worst enemy."
  - Chip Douglas (JIM CARREY), to Steven Kovacs (MATTHEW BRODERICK).
My name is Ernie Douglas, but my friends call me Chip."
  - Chip Douglas (JIM CARREY), to Steven Kovacs (MATTHEW BRODERICK).
"I never knew my father, but the old TV was always there for me."
  - Chip Douglas (JIM CARREY).

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/21/1996
"...Amusing....Stiller works with craftsmanly precision..."
Variety - 06/10/1996
"...Genuinely funny..."

Product Description:

When a young urbanite calls to order cable TV for his apartment he gets much more than he bargained for, as the demented title character arrives and proceeds to insinuate his way into the beleaguered customer's life. Raised by television as a child and starved for human contact, the "cable guy" is a darkly hilarious carnation of the modern age. Carey's manic karaoke rendition of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love" is a twisted highlight.

Plot Synopsis:

When Steven Kovacs orders cable TV for his apartment, he has no idea how much he'll regret it. That's because the installer sent to his home is Chip Douglas, a lonely, lisping, parasitic geek, who just might be psychotic. Chip immediately bonds with vulnerable milquetoast Steve -- and then refuses to leave him alone. Chip's wild behavior proceeds to make his victim's life a living hell, and even jeopardizes Steve's attempt to reconcile with his girlfriend.
How far will Chip go... and will Steve ever put his foot down'

Plot Keywords:

Big City | Black Comedy | Disturbing | Psychos | Recommended | Satire | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA June 14, 1996.
  • A Bernie Brillstein/Brad Grey production in association with Licht/Mueller Film Corp.
  • Color by Technicolor; shot in widescreen and SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound).
  • Additional cast: Harry O'Reilly (Hal) and Misa Koprova (Heather).
  • Although Judd Apatow only received a credit as producer he also was one of the film's writers. He was denied a screenwriting credit by the Writers Guild of America and challenged the ruling, claiming that he wrote much of the movie's dialogue and many of the scenes.
  • Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.

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  • UPC: 043396824294
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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