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Stay Tuned (1992)

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A husband and wife are sucked into a hellish TV and have to survive a gauntlet of twisted versions of TV shows they find themselves in.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roy Knable
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Helen Knable
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Spike
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Darryl Knable / Narrator
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Diane Knable
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Murray Seidenbaum
Joyce Gordon ...
Sarah Seidenbaum
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Crowley
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Pierce
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Wetzel
John B. Destry ...
Sackler (as John Blackwell Destrey)
Susan Blommaert ...
Ducker
Maurice Verkaar ...
Another Buyer
Ken Douglas ...
Skeletal Worker
Gerry Nairn ...
Newscaster
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Storyline

The Knables are having marriage problems: Roy is a lousy plumbing supplies salesman by day and couch potato by night, and his wife, Helen, is a successful senior product manager for a vitamin company. Roy watches too much TV every night and Helen just cannot stand it. Then one night, Helen offers Roy a night to save their relationship: a romantic getaway without phones, their children, and especially no TV. Unfortunately, when Roy's hooked on the big screen, there's no going back. This frustrates and angers her and Helen decides to smash the family console with one of Roy's trophies as a wake-up call to reality. A heartbroken-to-disoriented Roy then hears the doorbell and finds out that it's a mysterious salesman named Spike who offers him the "ultimate getaway" from all the hate, frustration, and failures: a new remote controller and a new state-of-the-art satellite TV. Roy accepts the new TV by signing a free trial contract not knowing that he just sold his soul to the devil himself... Written by Artemis-9

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A comedy adventure on the wrong side of the screen. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some off-color humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Stay Tuned  »

Box Office

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$10,736,401 (USA)
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Trivia

At one point while switching channels inside the Hell TV world, the main character (played by John Ritter) ends up in set for Three's Company (1977). See more »

Goofs

The tarpaulin that covers the dynamite disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

At the beginning of the closing credits: / HVTV Fall Lineup / Beverly Hills 90666 / I Love Lucifer / The Golden Ghouls / Murder She Likes / Facts Of Life Support / Fresh Prince Of Darkness / Unmarried With Children / David Dukes Of Hazard
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Crazy Credits

Chuck Jones' credit is in a different typeface to the rest of the credits. It is in a handwritten style. See more »

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Spoofs Hamlet (1948) See more »

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An old personal favourite!
24 July 2004 | by (Marlow, England) – See all my reviews

I have always liked this film, since I was younger. It's an expensive flop but at the same time I think it has plenty of laughs and is entertaining. The late great John Ritter is always good value and likeable as is Pam Dawber, the ultimate fanciable former sitcom star. She is differently attractive and I have always fancied her like many others, particularly from the Mork And Mindy days, you know that sitcom with Robin Williams that you used to find funny but when you look back now it kinda sucks!

This is good family entertainment. It's inconsistent and some of the references aren't that funny but on the most part the referencing of old movies and TV shows is where most of the humour lies. Good fun. ***


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