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Stay Tuned (1992)

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

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Joyce Gordon ...
Sarah Seidenbaum
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Wetzel
John Destry ...
Sackler (as John Blackwell Destrey)
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Ducker
Maurice Verkaar ...
Another Buyer
Ken Douglas ...
Skeletal Worker
Gerry Nairn ...
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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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Rated PG for some off-color humor and language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ba Ma Bemanid  »

Box Office

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

When sending away for something from ACME as a cartoon mouse, the envelope Roy is mailing has a stamp featuring a likeness of cartoon legend Chuck Jones, who supervised the animation sequence in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the "Roy Knable: Private Dick" scene. Roy drops his gun and it fires, knocking a picture off the wall. The problem is when the gun hit the ground the barrel was facing the desk, not the wall. See more »

Quotes

[Helen and Roy Knable, are cornered by one of the wolves]
Roy Knable: Jump.
Helen Knable: Jump?
Roy Knable: Wherever it leads can't be any worse than this! Go!
[Helen jumps into that conduit. Roy tries to jump there as well, but he doesn't fit through that hole. He makes that hole bigger, and wolves approach him. Roy finally falls through that conduit before the wolves could get him]
Roy Knable: [falling] Yeow!
[Roy lands in a cartoon, as a cartoon mouse]
Roy Knable: Umph!
Helen Knable: [also as a cartoon mouse] Couldn't be any worse, huh, Roy?
Roy Knable: Helen? Oh, my god!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the HVTV Fall Lineup is shown, including:
  • I Love Lucifer
  • The Golden Ghouls
  • Murder She Likes
  • David Dukes of Hazard
  • Facts of Life Support
  • Beverly Hills, 90666
  • Fresh Prince of Darkness
  • Unmarried with Children
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Connections

Featured in Scope (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Start Me Up
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of Next Plateau Records
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Great movie!
30 August 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Stay Tuned is a excellent movie! John Ritter, Pam Dawber, and Eugene Levy was good. Jeffrey Jones performed well. I like how the film was made. The scenes were really cool and the segment of Duane's Underworld was really funny! The wrestling match segment was awesome! George Gray played Mr. Gorgan. He was better known in the old wrestling days (when it was special in My opinion) of the WCW in the early 1990s as The One Man Gang and in the old WWF days in the 1980s as The One Man Gang and "The African Dream" Akeem! It was so cool seeing this 6'6, 400 plus pound wrestler because he is one of My all time favorites and also it was good to see Captain Lou Albano! Good music by Bruce Broughton and direction by Peter Hyams! Anyway, there is a whole bunch in the movie and is all I can say is that if you like Ritter, Dawber, Levy, and Jones and want a wild ride of a movie then I suggest you see Stay Tuned!


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