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Tunnel Vision (1976)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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
Ernie Anderson ...
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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Storyline

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 funniest film of 1985. See more »

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Certificate:

R

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Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Denmark)  »

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Los Angeles News  »

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Budget:

$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 »

Quotes

Chevy Chase: [listing symptoms of schizophrenia] Going into a bar full of Hell's Angels and yelling "All you pussy bikers suck!"
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Connections

Spoofs The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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Tunnelvision
Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
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16 December 2002 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

This one is definitely a product of the 1970's with it's post- Watergate and Viet Nam cynicism. Perhaps it's a bit dated, but does a great job capturing the smarmy quality of TV commercials of the era, especially because it uses some of the best voice over talent of the time (Ernie Anderson, Danny Dark, etc.). Look for pre-fame bit parts by John Candy, Chevy Chase, Ron Silver, and director Betty Thomas.


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