The Cable Guy [P&S] [DVD] [1996]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

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Synopsis


The Cable Guy
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. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey - Chip Douglas, the Cable Guy
  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - Steven Kovacs
  • Leslie Mann
    Leslie Mann - Robin Harris
  • Jack Black
    Jack Black - Rick
  • George Segal
    George Segal - Earl Kovacs



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This movie cracks me up, every time

    Posted
    tallgal
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    This is one of those " guilty pleasure" movies, which may be considered corny by some, but has some parts that really crack me up. I am a big Jim Carrey fan, so that definately attracted me to this movie. He has several classic "Carrey scenes" in this movie. Matthew Broderick is funny as well. This is definately not a movie for the "whole family", or young kids, as it is a dark comedy, and rather crass at points. It is definately an adult comedy, for anyone who is a Carrey fan and a lover of his crazy antics, it's a little off beat, at points, like Ace Ventura, but it will have you cracking up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unappreciated Movie

    Posted
    kevman79

    It's my opinion that of all his films, Jim Carrey's most unappreciated is 'The Cable Guy.' Geniusly scripted and well acted, 'Cable Guy' was generally criticized as being too dark. Well, I thought it was a riot and I recommend it to all. One note though, the 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen dvd version has been discontinued for some odd reason, and now all you can get is this cropped 1.33:1 version. Die hard fans may want to try and track down the now out-of-print widescreen copy, if you can find it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cult Classic

    Posted
    reviewinlu
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    Its simple if your a Jim Carrey fan you have to see this movie. This is really the first showing of a dramatic side to his acting and later paved the way for even more dramatic roles. The amount of stars-before-they-were-stars in this movie is kind of astonishing. Funny and dark, this is in the black comedy hall of fame. BTW, it has an awesome soundtrack and the extras, more specifically the commentary is and are hilarious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Movie

    Posted
    Kaptainkosh

    When I first saw this movie I wasn't the biggest fan at all. After watching it a few times it definitely grew on me. I was used to a different Jim Carrey but this role was definitely good for his career. I would say dont make buying this a priority but if you really want it - get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very funny movie i like it!

    Posted
    goodgirl85

    okay so the cable guy wasn't one of the best films with jim carry but i think it was real funny my favorite parts in the movie the karoke scene the scene where the cable guy is in jail saying oh billy! lol thats funny this is a really cool movie and i happend to like it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious

    Posted
    getsloppy11
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    An absolute classic comedy, this is one of Jim Carrey's best roles hands down. Would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MOVIE!

    Posted
    samii
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    Bought this movie for a christmas gift for my husband, he loves it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    BETTER THAN I EXPECTED

    Posted
    DARKMAN

    FUNNY MOVIE, ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES BY CARREY; ESPECIALLY LOVED THE SCENE AT "MEDIEVAL TIMES"...FUNNY STUFF....

    I would recommend this to a friend




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