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Tunnel Vision (1976)

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »

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Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff (as Brad Swirnoff)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Proctor ... Christian A. Broder
Howard Hesseman ... Senator McMannus
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Senator Polanski (as Dan Barrows)
Stephen Feinberg Stephen Feinberg ... Proctologist
Ron Silver ... Dr. Manuel Labor
Roberta Kent Roberta Kent ... Mrs. Betty Purvis
Edwina Anderson Edwina Anderson ... Melanie Edwards
Ernie Anderson ... Quant O'Neill / Subway Reporter / Announcer
James Bacon James Bacon ... Gene Scallion
Kurt Andon ... Man at breakfast / Doctor
Lorry Goldman Lorry Goldman ... Pierre Skooché / Son
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Marie (as Lynn Marie Stewart)
Gerrit Graham ... Freddie (as Gerritt Graham)
Pamela Toll Pamela Toll ... Street Attendant
Gene Pistilli Gene Pistilli ... Dying Man
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Storyline

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the careers of some of the greatest comedians of all time. Written by Clint Weiler

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Laugh or get off the pot. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Angeles News See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

International Harmony See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1985. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the APCD segment, the actress says "breath" but the screen text says "death". See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Tunnelvision... the no-bullshit network!
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Alternate Versions

The earlier release on Media in 1978 uses an exceedingly scratchy print and has two segments missing that are viewable on the later Harmonyvision release. They are, respectively, a proctology TV ad (that appears just after the Midas Touch Cleaning Fluid ad) and the "Convert. The Church Is Changing" spot, which appears towards the film's end (right after the Dinner Bars commercial). The latter spot features a woman, dressed as a priest, stripping in front of a church window. The former features a line of bare men's bottoms. It isn't clear why these scenes are missing (the film is still pretty explicit without them), but both are entact on the later Harmonyvision release, which also boasts a much-better source print. See more »

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Spoofs Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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Tunnelvision
Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
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lousy short comedy skits that forget to be funny, and lots of bigotry
8 June 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

I missed the beginning but I did see most of it. A friend got it on DVD in the cheap room at FYE.

The skits are all very short, and yet most of them are still too long. The majority of them, they seem to have forgotten to have something funny! Quite a lot of racist/sexist/"homophobic" humor in it, skits based on stereotypes, or skits which use racist terms for people.

I'm trying to remember anything I thought was funny in it, and I'm having trouble.... The logo for the Tunnel Vision network is a lipsticked mouth with an eyeball in it. The mouth opens and closes over the eye like eyelids. Kind of creepy.

What a disappointment. Most of the actors went on to better things, and it's lucky this bomb didn't hold them back.


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