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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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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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More laughs per ounce! New and improved! See more »

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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

In the early 1970's, an American margarine company convinced a fancy French restaurant to prepare two identical dishes, one made with their margarine and the other made with real butter, and offer both dishes to their customers for comparison. Cameras recorded the customers sampling the dishes and saying, "No difference"; these were shown in American commercials for the margarine. This is the inspiration for the blindfolded French chef who appears repeatedly in the film, saying "NO DEE-FRAWNCE!" in a thick and phony French accent. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tom: Well, don't worry about your breath or your armpits, Al. It's your personality that stinks.
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The original theatrical release featured the animated cartoon/music video for Cheech & Chong's "Basketball Jones" as an added short before the film. The cartoon was removed from subsequent reissue prints. See more »

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Stephen Feinberg (Played the Proctologist and was one of the writers)
19 May 2006 | by joel-linkerSee all my reviews

Stephen Feinberg, who Played the Proctologist and was one of the writers of the movie, passed away in early 2006. I met Steve in Portland in 1993, it was a year latter when he told me that he had been a writer in Hollywood years earlier, working mostly on TV promos. He asked me not to see 'Tunnel Vision', but it was too late, I had seen it already! Actually I had seen it years before, when it was released. At that time I didn't think it was that bad a movie. However seeing it as an adult my opinion was somewhat different. Yes is is a bit puerile as well as dated. Steve admitted it was not a very good movie. That said he was just a little proud of 'The Proctologist' sketch.


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