The Cable Guy
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Director: Ben Stiller
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-824294
Running time: 1:36 (96 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 07, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#378)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Jim Carrey is Chip Douglas, cable installer. Raised on television sitcoms, he wants life to look just like My Three Sons. And when he meets single guy Steve Kovacs (Matthew Broderick), he sees his chance for some serious male bonding. But Chip's idea of friendship – which includes physical assault, a game of 'Porno Password' and a medieval joust – may be hazardous to Steven's health. In Chip's own immortal words, "I can be your best friend...or your worst enemy."

Directed by Ben Stiller (Reality Bites), THE CABLE GUY is "the perfect comedy for the TV generation. Jim Carrey's comic genius is frightening." (George Pennacchio, CBS-TV San Diego.)
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Licht/Mueller Film Corporation
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
Korean
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Ben Stiller....Director
Writing
Lou Holtz, Jr.....Writer
Production
Brad Grey....Executive Producer
Bernie Brillstein....Executive Producer
Marc Gurvitz....Executive Producer
Andrew Licht....Producer
Jeffrey A. Mueller....Producer
Judd Apatow....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Brinkmann....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Steven Weisberg....Film Editor
Samuel Craven....Film Editor
Music
John Ottman....Composer
Sound
Bob Grieve....Supervising Sound Editor
Gregory King....Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Millan....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Chris David....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Perry....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Fernandez....Sound
Robert Fernandez....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Erica Edell Phillips....Costume Designer
Sharon Seymour....Production Designer
Jeff Knipp....Art Director
Sheryl Leigh Ptak....Make-up Artist
Christy Newquest....Make-up Artist
Lucinda Strub....Visual Effects
Gary Zink....Visual Effects
Steve Luport....Visual Effects
John Nelson....Visual Effects
Marty Kline....Art Director
Cast
Jim Carrey....Cable Guy
Matthew Broderick....Steven
Leslie Mann....Robin
Jack Black....Rick
George Segal....Steven's Father
Diane Baker....Steven's Mother
Ben Stiller....Sam Sweet
Eric Roberts....Eric Roberts
Janeane Garofalo....Medieval Waitress
Andy Dick....Medieval Host
Harry O'Reilly....Steven's Boss
David Cross....Sales Manager
Amy Stiller....Steven's Secretary
Owen Wilson....Robin's Date
Basketball Players
Keith Gibbs
Tommy Hinkley
Shawn Michael Howard
Jeff Kahn
Suli McCullough
Jeff Michalski
Joel Murray
Andrew Shaifer
Cameron Starman....Cable Boy
Kathy Griffin....Cable Boy's Mother
Medieval Times Fighters
Greg Hopla
John Ferdinand
Karaoke Jam
Misa Koprova....Heather
Paul Greco....Raul
Party Guests
Aki Aleong
Donna Hardy
Lloyd Kino
Sara Lowell
Cynthia Mason
Michael Rivkin
Harper Roisman
Sandra Thigpen
Sean Whalen
Marty Zagon
Cynthia Lamontagne....Restaurant Hostess
James O'Conell....Bathroom Attendant
Douglas Robert Jackson....Bathroom Patron
Arresting Officers
Charles Napier
Christopher Michael
Charles Knox Robinson, III....Steven's Lawyer
John O'Donohue....Prison Guard
Jail Inmates
Lydell M. Cheshier
Jason Larimore
Ahmad Reese
Emilio Rivera
Bob Odenkirk....Steven's Brother
Julie Hayden....Steven's Sister
Annabelle Gurwitch....Steven's Sister-In-Law
Blake Boyd....Steven's Brother-In-Law
Liza D'Agostino....Newsroom Researcher
Tabitha Soren....Tabitha Soren
Rikki Klieman....Rikki Klieman
Robert Simels....Robert Simels
Leonard Turner....Sam Sweet Judge
Carlo Allen....Sam Sweet Court Judge
Conrad Janis....Father ("Double Trouble")
Thomas Scott....Sam @ 8 Yrs.
Steven Scott....Stan @ 8 Yrs.
Christine Devine....Anchor Woman
Mark Thompson....Newsroom Reporter
Wendy Walsh....Reporter Outside Courtroom
Marion Dugan....Robin's Neighbor
Kyle Gass....Couch Potato
David Bowe....Helicopter Paramedic
Robert Zajonc....Pilot
Alex D. Linz.... (uncredited)
Robert Lyon Rasner....Serf #3 (uncredited)