The Cable Guy

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Originally planned as a silly vehicle for Chris Farley, in the hands of director Ben Stiller and star Jim Carrey, The Cable Guy became an opportunity for Carrey to flex some of his darker comedic muscles as stalker Chip Douglas. Matthew Broderick plays Steven, an average Joe who is forlorn over his recent breakup with girlfriend Robin Leslie Mann. When he moves into a new apartment, Steven comes in contact with Chip, who shows up to hook up the cable. Before he knows it, and whether he likes it or not, Steven has...
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Originally planned as a silly vehicle for Chris Farley, in the hands of director Ben Stiller and star Jim Carrey, The Cable Guy became an opportunity for Carrey to flex some of his darker comedic muscles as stalker Chip Douglas. Matthew Broderick plays Steven, an average Joe who is forlorn over his recent breakup with girlfriend Robin Leslie Mann. When he moves into a new apartment, Steven comes in contact with Chip, who shows up to hook up the cable. Before he knows it, and whether he likes it or not, Steven has a new best-friend in the obnoxious and clingy Chip. However, Steven soon learns that obnoxious is a walk in the park compared to Chip's behavior when Steven tells him he doesn't want to be his pal anymore. What's worse, no one -- including Robin or his family -- believes Steven when he accuses the seemingly harmless Chip of being a malevolent menace. George Segal and Jack Black also star along with Stiller, who plays twins loosely-based on the Menendez brothers.
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A vastly underappreciated film and the target of much critical scorn, Ben Stiller's The Cable Guy might have been better understood were it not both Jim Carrey's first $20 million payday and a major departure from the lighthearted outings that brought him huge box-office success. Carrey is brilliant as a lonely cable installer who overstays his welcome, pathologically latching onto customers to breed companionship from brief encounters. But the movie wouldn't be such a compelling study of the complexity of ending an unwanted friendship were it not for the subtle performance by Matthew Broderick, who balances out the hyperactive Carrey and struggles with how to handle this enthusiastic pest. With a savvy media critic like Stiller at the helm, The Cable Guy is actually more of a wicked satire of popular culture than a Jim Carrey vehicle. Lou Holtz's screenplay is a succession of dynamite set pieces: a testosterone-laden basketball game, a creepy game of "Porno Password" at a family dinner, a gonzo karaoke jam, and a duel with real weapons at a Medieval Times theme restaurant, which is the film's most memorable scene. The key is that each represents the increasingly unbalanced Carrey's attempt to mimic something he's seen on TV, which serves as his only behavioral guideline and standard for how his life should be. Stiller's own turn as a famous child actor involved in a televised murder trial lends backbone to the film's biting satirical thread. A supporting cast that includes Jack Black, George Segal, Leslie Mann, and Andy Dick adds humor and depth to the dark commentary, and Stiller's inventive camerawork elevates the film further. The Cable Guy may one day earn the reputation of an overlooked gem in the rich careers of both Carrey and Stiller.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/1997
  • UPC: 043396824232
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Chip Douglas, the Cable Guy
Matthew Broderick Steven, Steven Kovacs
Leslie Mann Robin Harris
Jack Black Rick
George Segal Earl Kovacs
Diane Baker Mrs. Kovacs
Andy Dick Medieval Host
Janeane Garofalo Malinda, the serving wench
Eric Roberts Himself
Technical Credits
Ben Stiller Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a differnt side of Jim

    okay so all the other films he made were funny well so is the cable guy but its a differnt side of Jim Carrey most people didn't like this movie but i like it even though its not as good as Dumb Dumber Ace Ventura or even The Mask but i laugh at it even the part when he sings on the karoke machine LoL now thats funny still this is a pretty good movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cable Guy - Not typical Jim

    This film is not a typical funny colourful Jim Carrey film. It is a dark sad film about a man named Steven (Matthew Broderick)who is being stalked by Jim Carrey, come on... how is a film about a stalker susposed to be funny...I being a big Jim Carrey fan was looking forward to viewing The Cable Guy but I was disappointed in the end result. Seeing Jim Carrey in The Cable Guy gave me a bad impression of him as an actor, and made it very hard to believe that Jim Carrey in The Cable was the same Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar and The Mask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    some cool

    the cable guy is full of darkness. Its just the perfect movie for whom ever loves jim carrey. He does a great job as chuck the cable guy!

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