History Film / TheCableGuy

12th Jan '17 8:02:42 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film directed by Creator/BenStiller, starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/MatthewBroderick.

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''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film directed by Creator/BenStiller, written by Creator/JuddApatow, and starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/MatthewBroderick.
12th Jan '17 8:00:32 AM Mdumas43073
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After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.

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After his girlfriend Robin (Creator/LeslieMann) flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), Robin, but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.
12th Jan '17 7:59:44 AM Mdumas43073
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After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Creator/MatthewBroderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Jim Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.

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After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Creator/MatthewBroderick) (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Jim Carrey) (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.
12th Jan '17 7:59:30 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Chip Douglas''', ''The Cable Guy''

''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.

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-->-- '''Chip Douglas''', ''The Cable Guy''

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''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.
Creator/BenStiller, starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/MatthewBroderick.
12th Jan '17 7:58:39 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:203:Once you get him out of your house, you'll ''never'' get him out of your life!]]

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you get him out of your house, you'll ''never'' get him out of your life!]]
17th Dec '16 2:34:33 AM Xtifr
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'''''The Cable Guy''''' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.

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'''''The ''The Cable Guy''''' Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.
6th Dec '16 6:48:25 PM ngh93
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'''''The Cable Guy''''' is a BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.

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'''''The Cable Guy''''' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.
27th Nov '16 1:40:29 AM MovieFan2000
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* DirtyCop: The cops who arrest Steven are the same Chip's "preferred customers" from the karaoke party, implying that they were agree on Chip's plan of framing Steven.


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* LogoJoke: The Columbia Pictures logo at the movie's beginning goes into static from Steven's cable TV.
27th Nov '16 1:00:49 AM MovieFan2000
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** IJustWantToBeLoved: Another possible motivation, giving the fact that in one scene he sings a karaoke version of "Don't You Need Somebody To Love" by The Jefferson Airplane.


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* SlasherSmile: Chip on the movie's poster.
22nd Jun '16 1:11:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of former child actor Sam Sweet for shooting his twin brother Stan.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of former child actor Sam Sweet for shooting his twin brother Stan. Also ''Brother, Sweet Brother'', a "movie of the week" cashing on the trial's media circus (and starring Eric Roberts as [[ActingForTwo both Sweet brothers]]).
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