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Stay Tuned (1992)

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A husband and wife are sucked into a hellish television set and have to survive a gauntlet of twisted versions of shows they find themselves in.

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Skeletal Worker
Gerry Nairn ...
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The Knables are having marriage problems: Roy is a lousy plumbing supplies salesman by day and couch potato by night, and his wife, Helen, is a successful senior product manager for a vitamin company. Roy watches too much TV every night and Helen just cannot stand it. Then one night, Helen offers Roy a night to save their relationship: a romantic getaway without phones, their children, and especially no TV. Unfortunately, when Roy's hooked on the big screen, there's no going back. This frustrates and angers her and Helen decides to smash the family console with one of Roy's trophies as a wake-up call to reality. A heartbroken-to-disoriented Roy then hears the doorbell and finds out that it's a mysterious salesman named Spike who offers him the "ultimate getaway" from all the hate, frustration, and failures: a new remote controller and a new state-of-the-art satellite TV. Roy accepts the new TV by signing a free trial contract not knowing that he just sold his soul to the devil himself... Written by Artemis-9

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Everybody wants to be on television. Just not this kind of television. See more »


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Rated PG for some off-color humor and language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Ba Ma Bemanid  »

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$10,736,401
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2.39 : 1
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Budget: $25 million. See more »

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When Crowley is in the suit of armor and goes to cut the chandelier support rope, the device that tips over the piece of leg armor (that he leaves behind) is visible. See more »

Quotes

Duane: All right. Now, I understand you're searching for your lovely wife Helen... who I truly believe you will find, because good always conquers over evil...
DuaneGarf: [together] Not!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the HVTV Fall Lineup is shown, including:
  • I Love Lucifer
  • The Golden Ghouls
  • Murder She Likes
  • David Dukes of Hazard
  • Facts of Life Support
  • Beverly Hills, 90666
  • Fresh Prince of Darkness
  • Unmarried with Children
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Spoofs Three's Company (1976) See more »

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Merrily We Roll Along
(uncredited)
Music by Murray Mencher
[Plays during the cartoon sequence.]
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An old personal favourite!

I have always liked this film, since I was younger. It's an expensive flop but at the same time I think it has plenty of laughs and is entertaining. The late great John Ritter is always good value and likeable as is Pam Dawber, the ultimate fanciable former sitcom star. She is differently attractive and I have always fancied her like many others, particularly from the Mork And Mindy days, you know that sitcom with Robin Williams that you used to find funny but when you look back now it kinda sucks!

This is good family entertainment. It's inconsistent and some of the references aren't that funny but on the most part the referencing of old movies and TV shows is where most of the humour lies. Good fun. ***


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