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.
The Cable Guy
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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..."

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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