The Cable Guy (Full Screen) PG-13

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The Cable Guy (Full Screen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 7, 1997
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35

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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:


Total Count: 77


User Ratings: 471,275
Rating: 2.5/4 -- In the hands of a smart director like Stiller, Carrey pushes his acting career to a new level here. The question is whether the comic's less daring fans are willing to go there with him. Full Review
Tulsa World
Dec 12, 2018
It barely matters that The Cable Guy fails [to satirize TV], because it is crammed with other pleasures, not least Carrey, who lets us glimpse the human being behind the sociopath.
Independent (UK)
Dec 12, 2018
Rating: B- -- Those who like enjoy seeing performers open up their ids in the name of comedy might get a kick out of Carrey's spooky malevolence. Others, however, enter at their own risk. Full Review
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Mar 10, 2019
...Amusing....Stiller works with craftsmanly precision...
Entertainment Weekly
Jun 21, 1996
To watch Carrey leering with joy at the prospect of making respectable people guess dirty words, and Broderick trying to avoid the whole thing, is to enjoy their best comic synergy. Full Review
Washington Post
Dec 12, 2018
...Genuinely funny...
Jun 10, 1996
Sure, in the title role [Carrey] plays another in-your-face, over-the-top, wild and crazy guy. But for once he is not a lovable goof. He is a rather unsavory psychotic. And the movie itself is not pure farce: it is satire, with a disturbing edge. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Mar 22, 2019

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'


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
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