The Cable Guy Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Cable Guy the Movie

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Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Carrey's first $20 million paycheck finds cable subscriber Broderick in for a comedic nightmare when he accepts the offer of free movie channels. The overeager installer (Carrey, naturally) turns his life upside down. A little darker humor than Carrey fans may be used to, and don't expect any bodily ventriloquism. Carrey (did we mention he's in it?) gets to act with real life people. Director Stiller does a nice job of reining in his more manic impulses when necessary. Broderick holds his own as the reluctant pal. Original scripter Holtz won a Writer's Guild arbitration for sole writing credit from producer-writer Judd Apatow.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Men in Prison, Buddies, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Stalked!, Karaoke, Basketball, Mass Media
Screenplay
Judd Apatow, Lou Holtz
Cast
Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, George Segal, Diane Baker, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Charles Napier, Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Owen C. Wilson, Joel Murray, Kathy Griffin, Sean M. Whalen, Annabelle Gurwitch, Conrad Janis, Alex D. Linz
Cinematography
Robert Brinkmann
Director
Ben Stiller
Music
John Ottman
Producer
Jeffrey Mueller, Andrew Licht, Judd Apatow, Brad Grey, Bernie Brillstein, Columbia Pictures

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1997: Villain (Carrey), Comedic Perf. (Carrey).

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