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Tunnel Vision (1976)

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 »

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Christian A. Broder
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Senator McMannus
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Senator Polanski (as Dan Barrows)
Stephen Feinberg ...
Proctologist
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Dr. Manuel Labor
Roberta Kent ...
Mrs. Betty Purvis
Edwina Anderson ...
Melanie Edwards
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Quant O'Neill / Subway Reporter / Announcer
James Bacon ...
Gene Scallion
Kurt Andon ...
Man at breakfast / Doctor
Lorry Goldman ...
Pierre Skooché / Son
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Marie (as Lynn Marie Stewart)
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Freddie (as Gerritt Graham)
Pamela Toll ...
Street Attendant
Gene Pistilli ...
Dying Man
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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 crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the careers of some of the greatest comedians of all time. Written by Clint Weiler

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The comedy that gives the world relief. See more »

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29 March 1982 (Denmark)  »

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Los Angeles News  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Michael McKean had a role in the film. He portrayed a Dick Clark type host who wore blackface makeup. The sketch was cut out. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the APCD segment, the actress says "breath" but the screen text says "death". See more »

Quotes

Tom: Well, don't worry about your breath or your armpits, Al. It's your personality that stinks.
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Spoofs The Midnight Special (1972) See more »

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Tunnelvision
Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
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Dated yet intellectual raunchy comedy
6 July 2001 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

If you don't think today's American comedies have been dumbed down, you should give TUNNEL VISION a look. Crude and tasteless, extremely dated, but very, very smart. It's amazing how many jokes you miss because here, it's all in the writing. Sure, kids today won't get a lot of the 70's pop and political references, but if you actually paid attention in your history and political science classes (as well as TNN and TVLAND), it shouldn't be a problem. Can you say that about TOMCATS and AMERICAN PIE? The wraparound segments of a federal hearing pertaining to the effects on the nation for watching the Tunnel Vision network are eerily prophetic given the current Media Marketing Responsibility Act Lieberman and Clinton and Kohl are trying to push. Politically Correct viewers may balk at some of the bits on race, but the film skewers everybody, plus it's obvious that there's more going on then just a cheap laugh at different minority (and majority) groups' expense. TUNNEL VISION is more than just an old sketch comedy movie from the 70's, and it's sad that most modern comedies can't approach the cerebral humor on display here.


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