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>
During the Karaoke Jam scene, Steven ('Matthew Broderick') gives the Cable Guy ('Jim Carrey') a self-help tape by Dr. Jason Sweers. 'Jason Sweers' was the film's graphic designer. See more »
Steven and Robin have just started to watch Sleepless in Seattle having missed only the first few minutes, but the scene shown when the cable comes back on is from the middle of the movie. See more »
The Cable Guy:
Women are a labyrinth, my friend. Can I be frank? I don't think you listen to her. I think you tell her what she wants to hear. She wants you to thirst for knowledge about who she is, all the complicated splendor that is women. When your love is truly giving, it will come back to you ten fold.
You're right. That's incredibly insightful.
The Cable Guy:
I know. It was Jerry Springer's final thought on Friday's show.
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The Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie segues into static from Steven's cable TV. See more »
Oh Sweet Nuthin'
Written by Lou Reed
Produced by Brett Eliason
Performed by $10,000 Gold Chain
Mike McCready appears courtesy of Epic Records
Chris Friel appears courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records See more »
Regardless of what people say, this movie has some very funny moments scattered throughout. When I first saw this movie, I will admit I didn't find it that funny. But it's one of those movies that grows on you with time. Even if you don't like it at first, give it some time. You have to accept this movie for what it is. A dark comedy aimed at poking fun of the lighter things in life. Jim Carrey obviously carries the movie with his infamous quirkiness, but Matthew Broderick holds his own as the anal retentive guy which he is great at playing. Whether you are talking about the Midevil Times restaurant scene or the karaoke scene, this movie is a gem. Highly recommended.
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