Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. Written by
Wayne Jamieson <jamtin@OntheNet.com.au>
Chip Douglas is obviously suffering from OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). See more »
Steven and Rick (Steven's "Rock" friend) act as if computers and search engines did not exist, having to resort to a research department to find "Chip Douglas" which could have easily been done with the search engines that existed at the time the movie was made: Lycos (1994), Alta Vista (1995), Excite (1993), Ask Jeeves (Ask), Infoseek (1994), Inktomi (1996), WebCrawler (1994). See more »
In my opinion, THE CABLE GUY is a laugh-out-loud, on-the-floor hilarious film! When the cable guy (Jim Carrey) sang "Somebody To Love," I laughed really hard. One thing I couldn't stand about him was his lisp. Also, he just couldn't seem to leave Steven (Matthew Broderick) alone. If my cable guy was like that, I'd get a restraining order. When the cable guy whispered a part of a woman's body when he and Steven's family played "Password," I was really grossed out! In addition, Robin (Leslie Mann) was a very beautiful woman... especially in the clothing she wore when she went out on dates. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say, "Be careful who you trust. Also, find out if your cable guy is really a cable guy." Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this laugh-out-loud, on-the-floor hilarious film to all you Jim Carrey fans who have not seen it.
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