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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian A. Broder
Senator McMannus
Beans Morocco ...
Senator Polanski (as Dan Barrows)
Stephen Feinberg ...
Dr. Manuel Labor
Roberta Kent ...
Mrs. Betty Purvis
Edwina Anderson ...
Melanie Edwards
Quant O'Neill / Subway Reporter / Announcer
James Bacon ...
Gene Scallion
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


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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Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Denmark)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Announcer: Tunnelvision... the no-bullshit network!
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Spoofs Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »


Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
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Not quite Network
3 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

1976 saw the release of this movie and the Oscar-winning classic Network. There really is no argument as to which is the better film, but the idea of American viewers becoming glued to their TV sets because of an "anything goes" TV station doesn't seem too far-fetched today. Of the skit comedies of the '70s (Kentucky Fried Movie and Groove Tube being the others), this is the weakest. But it has some moments. The competing California candidates is a funny running gag, but the French chef is definitely not and unfortunately shows up throughout the movie. If you want to compare the success of these three films, you can use the filmmakers' later work as a gauge: The makers of Kentucky Fried Movie went on to Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Airplane, Police Squad and Top Secret. The makers of The Groove Tube went on to Modern Problems (and Richard Belzer went on to radio). The makers of Tunnel Vision went on to Bachelor Party and Moving Violations. You do the math.

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