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 ...
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A college professor (George Segal) and an English divorcee (Glenda Jackson) meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the ... See full summary »
Sweeney, a divorced man, is willing to do anything, even kidnapping, to win back his wife. He stands a fair chance as the ex-mates continue to sleep together, despite the fact that she's ... See full summary »
Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
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
While the film was conceived partly as a satire of conservative cultural "guardians" and their prudish and narrow-minded views, it was also inspired by the emergence of cable television, which they felt would someday allow for adult-oriented programs to be seen more widely regardless of what happened on major broadcast networks. See more »
At the end of the APCD segment, the actress says "breath" but the screen text says "death". See more »
Well, don't worry about your breath or your armpits, Al. It's your personality that stinks.
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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 »
1976 saw the release of this movie and the Oscar-winning classic Network. There really is no argument as to which is the better film, but the idea of American viewers becoming glued to their TV sets because of an "anything goes" TV station doesn't seem too far-fetched today. Of the skit comedies of the '70s (Kentucky Fried Movie and Groove Tube being the others), this is the weakest. But it has some moments. The competing California candidates is a funny running gag, but the French chef is definitely not and unfortunately shows up throughout the movie. If you want to compare the success of these three films, you can use the filmmakers' later work as a gauge: The makers of Kentucky Fried Movie went on to Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Airplane, Police Squad and Top Secret. The makers of The Groove Tube went on to Modern Problems (and Richard Belzer went on to radio). The makers of Tunnel Vision went on to Bachelor Party and Moving Violations. You do the math.
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