Stay Tuned (1992)




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In this comedy, a yuppie couch potato buys a big screen and satellite dish, but doesn't know that the salesman is the Devil himself and that he has just sold both his own soul and that of his wife. As a result they end up inside a hellish television world. The story's highlight is a six-minute Chuck Jones cartoon about a pair of mice being pursued by a demonic robotic cat.

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Jim Jennewein, Tom S. Parker
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On DVD: May 23, 2000
Warner Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Stay Tuned

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Simply crashes upon takeoff, going nowhere in a hurry, sniffing around for pop culture overkill and domestic depression insight it never makes a genuine play to explore.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012

As a 1992 state of the art video sci-fi satire, not bad.

October 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for Stay Tuned

RI.P John Ritter. It is a nice movie with some LOLs scenes. Also an interesting I dea what if you suddenly get stucked in TV.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


"Stay Tuned" is a great one of a kind movie. Roy Knable (John Ritter) and Helen Knable (Pam Dawber) are captured inside a television set after they are mischievously tricked by a salesman named Spike (Jeffrey Jones). Roy and Helen have to find a way to survive 24 hours of the hellish Tv by completing several tasks and finding a television screen in whatever situation that they are currently in. Their journey inside the television will take them to many places and adventures such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, The French Revolution, a game show, and even a cartoon where they are both rats.
"Stay Tuned" is a hilarious comedy movie. It's funny just about the whole time. John Ritter, Pam Dawber, and Jeffrey Jones all put on great performances. If you like innovative and hilarious comedy movies, I recommend getting "Stay Tuned." The movie never gets old no matter how many times you see it, so you might be staying tuned longer than you think. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Always thought this was an awesome retro'ish and innovative movie for its time, and still love it.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

John Ritter and Pam Dawber take a trip through television Hell (Jeffrey Jones is the Devil) to rescue their children. It's hilarious and has several parodies of popular television programs. My favorite was the crash-test dummy testing.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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