Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »
Bradley R. Swirnoff
What turns the apes on? What makes a cop dance in the street? What has the night tonic done for her? Who chases her through the woods? What can Butz Beer do for you? Why are they eating grass? See more »
"Movies on TV and Videocassette" stated that this film "started out life in an off-Broadway showcase where the sketches were seen on TV screens". Further, according to Wikipedia, "the film was originally produced to be shown at the Channel One Theater on East 60th St. in New York, a venue that featured R-rated video recordings shown on three television sets, which was a novelty to the audiences of the time". Moreover, according to the "Virgin Film Guide", "The Groove Tube was an outgrowth of 'Channel One', a comedy troupe (in an off-Broadway experimental multimedia theater) formed in 1967, by (Ken) Shapiro, Lane Sarasohn, and Chevy Chase. Instead of performing live, they videotaped parodies of TV, and showed them in a ratty theater in Greenwich Village. (Chase left early on, and was replaced by Richard Belzer). After touring a collection of Channel One's best bits to colleges, Shapiro transferred them to film, and assembled this movie." See more »
The opening of the "Channel One Evening News" skit includes a roll call of the reporters to be featured in the program. Among the reporters mentioned is "Freddie Fagu in Minneapolis," but Fagu's segment is missing from the skit. See more »
[having swallowed a large amount of marijuana in order to evade the police]
Do you know we just ate enough shit to kill a fucking army?
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One of the funniest comedies I have ever seen and the funniest scenes are the first so you'll be laughing right of the bat! No matter what your taste there is something here to make you laugh.
Find out how early man discovered fire and music. Learn how to bake festive cakes. A clown that cuts the crap. A couple of dealers that have major issues. Learn a lesson in hitch hiking. Recycling like you've not thought of before.
This movie is innovative, slick and rememberable. Can't wait to watch it again :)
This is a must see!
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