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Stay Tuned (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  14 August 1992 (USA)
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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)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Fique Ligado em Paranoias Parabólicas  »

Box Office

Gross:

$10,736,401 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All the shows shown on HVTV the Knables either watched or were in:
  • Three Men and Rosemary's Baby


  • Sadistic Hidden Videos


  • You Can't Win


  • Underworld Wrestling League


  • Autopsies of the Rich and Famous


  • Max Hell (commercial)


  • Northern Overexposure


  • Thirty Something To Life


  • The Silencer of the Lambs (commercial. Silence of the Pets sold separately)


  • Meet The Mansons


  • Unnamed cartoon


  • Different Strokes


  • My Three Sons of Bitches


  • Saturday Nite Dead - Duane's World sketch


  • Roy Knable: Private Dick


  • The Exorcisist


  • Yogi Beer (commercial)


  • Home Shoplifting Channel


  • Off With His Head


  • Unnamed western themed show (both 3:10 to Yuma and Clint Eastwood's The Man With No Name are referenced)


  • HV ONE News


  • Star Trek - The Next Generation spoof


  • Unnamed car commercial featuring Roy as a crash test dummy


  • Hockey Game: Angels vs. Devils


  • Driving Over Miss Daisy


  • Three's Company spoof


  • Unnamed medieval period show


  • H:TV Start Me Up (Salt N Pepa music video)


  • Fall TV Lineup (shown during ending credits)


  • 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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Goofs

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

Quotes

Helen Knable: You sadistic bastard!
Spike: Runs in the family! My father was an oil company president.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Wayne's World (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Bad Bad
Performed by Kool Moe Dee
Courtesy of Zomba Music Recording Corp.
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What's wrong with it? Heck if I know...
4 June 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

I've read a few bad-type reviews on this, but that just shows what I know. i think Stay Tuned is one of the funnier movies to roll along in a while. Yeah, it's filled with TV rejects like Ritter, Dawber, and Levy, but they're still kinda funny. The funniest thing are the TV parodies (yes, they're funny, dammit), and the whole parody of the modern entertainment industry. Plus you've got a great Chuck Jones cartoon set right in the middle. Moves along just fast enough to keep your interest, and the characters are just tolerable enough you don't want to turn off on it. As was noted, it grows on you.


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