5.0/10
496
21 user 12 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (as Brad Swirnoff)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Four men kidnap an old girlfriend on Halloween night as a joke to ruin a real estate deal, only to have a very real clown-masked killer stalk them seeking revenge.

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane
Find the Lady (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three kidnapping plots simultaneously target the same young woman.

Director: John Trent
Stars: Lawrence Dane, John Candy, Ed McNamara
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Sweeney, a divorced man, is willing to do anything, even kidnapping, to win back his wife. He stands a fair chance as the ex-mates continue to sleep together, despite the fact that she's ... See full summary »

Director: John Trent
Stars: Anthony Newley, Stefanie Powers, Isaac Hayes
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A college professor (George Segal) and an English divorcee (Glenda Jackson) meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Maureen Stapleton
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer according to Leonard Maltins movies on tv

Director: George Bloomfield
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

Director: Ken Shapiro
Stars: Ken Shapiro, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Raskov
Stars: David Rasche, Catherine Bach, Tino Insana
Class of '44 (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant
Going Berserk (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

Director: David Steinberg
Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
Americathon (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

Director: Neal Israel
Stars: John Ritter, Harvey Korman, Fred Willard
The Rocket Boy (TV Movie 1989)
Sci-Fi | Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In this Sci-fi Comedy a gentle video clerk has a secret double life as an intergalactic crime-fighter who must stop an evil alien from stealing the hair off human heads.

Director: John Blanchard
Stars: Rick Moranis, John Candy, Dave Thomas
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Director: Daryl Duke
Stars: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Christian A. Broder
...
Senator McMannus
Beans Morocco ...
Senator Polanski (as Dan Barrows)
Stephen Feinberg ...
Proctologist
...
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
...
Marie (as Lynn Marie Stewart)
...
Freddie (as Gerritt Graham)
Pamela Toll ...
Street Attendant
Gene Pistilli ...
Dying Man
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Laugh or get off the pot. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Los Angeles News  »

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the early 1970's, an American margarine company convinced a fancy French restaurant to prepare two identical dishes, one made with their margarine and the other made with real butter, and offer both dishes to their customers for comparison. Cameras recorded the customers sampling the dishes and saying, "No difference"; these were shown in American commercials for the margarine. This is the inspiration for the blindfolded French chef who appears repeatedly in the film, saying "NO DEE-FRAWNCE!" in a thick and phony French accent. 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.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Midnight Special (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Tunnelvision
Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Bad
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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?