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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 »


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




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 Gough Edwina Gough ... Melanie Edwards (as Edwina Anderson)
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


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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The comedy that gives the world relief. See more »




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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 »


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 »


Spoofs Candid Camera (1960) See more »


Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
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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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Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pregnant Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

International Harmony See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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