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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

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Everybody wants to be on television. Just not this kind of television. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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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:

Fique Ligado em Paranoias Parabólicas  »

Box Office

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$10,736,401 (USA)
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Trivia

Based on a story that aired on Unsolved Mysteries (1987). See more »

Goofs

The remote is still on the table in front of the kids after the Dad is zapped back into the TV to find his wife. See more »

Quotes

[At Knable Fencing Academy, Roy Knable and one of his students practice fencing with each other]
Roy Knable: Who on earth taught you that?
That student: Uh, I saw it on TV somewhere. Some old movie.
Roy Knable: Take my advice, kiddo. Don't watch too much TV. It can get you into trouble.
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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

Features High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

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Start Me Up
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of Next Plateau Records
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A surprising piece of entertainment.
22 November 2004 | by (BGSU) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie while channel flipping, ironically enough. I thought that the film was very well done, with just enough cheesy humor to keep me groaning and laughing. The jewels of the film were found in it's references and TV jokes. Some humor at actor Ritter's expense gives the impression that movie is making fun of itself. Jeffery Jones plays an excellent role, further showing off the actor's versatility. What the film lacked in plot, it made up for in originality. The highlight of the film is a cartoon segment done by the legendary Chuck Jones, parodying the Tom and Jerry clichés we all grew up with. All in all, a funny if not cheesy film, definitely worth watching.


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