The Cable Guy (1996)

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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Judd Apatow, Lou Holtz Jr., Lou Holtz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 8, 2000
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast


as Chip Douglas

as Steven Kovacs

as Robin Harris

as Earl Kovacs

as Mrs. Kovacs

as Sam Sweet

as Medieval Waitress

as Medieval Host

as Sales Manager

as Robin's Date

as Himself

as Heather

as Steven's Secretary

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Basketball Player

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Cable Boy

as Cable Boy's Mother

as Medieval Times Serf

as Medieval Times Serf

as Medieval Times Serf

as Medieval Times Serf

as Medieval Times Serf

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Newsroom Researcher

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Party Guest

as Karaoke Video Dancer

as Karaoke Video Dancer

as Karaoke Video Dancer

as Karaoke Video Dancer

as Restaurant Hostess

as Bathroom Attendant

as Bathroom Patron

as Arresting Officer

as Arresting Officer

as Steven's Lawyer

as Prison Guard

as Jail Inmate

as Jail Inmate

as Jail Inmate

as Jail Inmate

as Steven's Brother

as Steven's Sister

as Steven's Sister-in-L...

as Steven's Brother-in-...

as Newsroom Researcher

as Sam Sweet Judge

as Sam Sweet Court Judg...

as Father `Double Troub...

as Sam at 8 years

as Stan at 8 years

as Anchor Woman

as Newsroom Reporter

as Reporter Outside Cou...

as Robin's Neighbor

as Nuclear Dad

as Nuclear Mom

as Nuclear Kid

as Nuclear Kid

as Bar Patron

as Bar Patron

as Bar Patron

as Couch Potato

as Helicopter Paramedic

as Steven's Lawyer
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Critic Reviews for The Cable Guy

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (16)

It's a fairly interesting effort -- much more ambitious than most Carrey vehicles.

Full Review… | July 28, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Aiming, perhaps, for a neat double helix of black humor and prankishness, they've ended up with a pretty ugly granny knot.

Full Review… | July 27, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

While some of its antic set pieces are genuinely funny, this fuzzy-focus outing is hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Stiller's film ranks as an honourable failure.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A twisted comedy about TV addiction. Teens OK.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

One of the most underrated comedies of all time.

Full Review… | September 8, 2010
Three Movie Buffs

Audience Reviews for The Cable Guy

½

Jim Carrey shines as usual, but the film can be easily forgettable with the amount of simplistic humor and tone. The Cable Guy has its moments but is easily brought down from its bland comedy and sometimes creepy undertone. 2.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

24/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)

EightThirty
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

A big hit and miss, yet it's a pretty good cult film. Confusing and not amazing during the first watch. However the second time, it was funnier and certain lines became more recognised. Lets face it, this is for Jim Carrey fans. 'The Cable Guy' is not as iconic as 'Ace Ventura'. It isn't as touching as 'The Truman Show', but you either watch it or you don't, you love it or hate it.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

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