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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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Roy Knable
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Helen Knable
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Spike
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Darryl Knable
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Diane Knable
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Murray Seidenbaum
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Mrs. Seidenbaum
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Crowley
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Pierce
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Wetzel
John Destry ...
Sackler (as John Blackwell Destrey)
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Ducker
Maurice Verkaar ...
Another Buyer
Ken Douglas ...
Skeletal Worker
Gerry Nairn ...
Newscaster
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Guy Squirly
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Game Show Announcer
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Ring Announcer
George Gray ...
Mr. Gorgon
Faith Minton ...
Mrs. Gorgon
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Wrestling Referee (as Alan C. Peterson)
Marlowe Dawn ...
Cyndi
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Girlfriend #1
Andrea Nemeth ...
Girlfriend #2
Tiffany Michas ...
Girlfriend #3
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Velma (as Kristin Cloke)
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Guido
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Torpedo #1
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Torpedo #2
Victor A. Young ...
Handsome Guard
Jonathon Pallone ...
Heavy Set Guard
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Innkeeper
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Peasant
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Another Peasant
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Executioner
Marie O'Connor ...
Joey
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Nobleman
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Miss Daisy
Kim Restell ...
Instructor (as Kimberley Restell)
Michael Patrick Hogan ...
Duane (as Michael Hogan)
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Garf (as Jimi Deflippis)
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Anchor Woman
Allen Schneider ...
Android
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Frankensteinfeld (as Eugene Davis)
Peter Haworth ...
Old Man #1
Des Smiley ...
Old Man #2
George Boshchuck ...
Butler
Terry Lewis ...
Max Hell Man
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Cop
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Crying Widow
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Yogi Beer
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Yogi Beer
Julie Bond ...
Yogi Beer
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Silencer of the Lambs
Boyd Norman ...
Silencer of the Lambs
John Kirkconnell ...
Silencer of the Lambs
Samantha McKenna ...
Silencer of the Lambs
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30 Something to Life
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30 Something to Life (as John Pyper Ferguson)
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30 Something to Life
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30 Something to Life
Todd Duckworth ...
3 Men and Rosemary's Baby
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3 Men and Rosemary's Baby
Peter Yunker ...
3 Men and Rosemary's Baby
Roselyn Royce ...
Three's Company Spoof
June Nagy ...
Three's Company Spoof
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Start Me Up (as Salt-N-Pepa)
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Start Me Up (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Spinderella ...
Start Me Up (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor ...
Dancer (as Herbie Azor)
Steve Azor ...
Dancer
Fatima Robinson ...
Dancer
Freda Estavillo ...
Dancer
Jossie Thacker ...
Dancer (as Jossie Harris)
Indrani DeSouza ...
Dancer
Latisha Oliver ...
Dancer
Tracy Horbachuk ...
Dancer
Robert Vinson ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Mike Grey ...
Dancer
Marlowe Windsor ...
Dancer
Free Crawford ...
Dancer
Grant Vandyke ...
Dancer
David Avelar ...
Dancer
Dolan Jose ...
Dancer
Rani Melendez ...
Dancer
Ema Husai ...
Dancer
Boogie O'Banion ...
Dancer (as Boogie [Laura] O'Banion)
Brad Rapier ...
Dancer
James 'Jazzy' Everett ...
Dancer (as Jazzy [James] Everett)
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Dancer
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30 Something to Life - Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Brigid O'Shaughnessy on TV (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Vanna White Game Show Hostess (uncredited)
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Dr. David Howser on TV (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Cartoon Wife (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Peter Hyams

Written by

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Tom S. Parker ... (screenplay) &
Jim Jennewein ... (screenplay)
 
Tom S. Parker ... (story) &
Jim Jennewein ... (story) &
Richard Siegel ... (story)

Produced by

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Gary Barber ... executive producer
Linda Jones Clough ... animation producer (as Linda Jones)
Steven Paul Leiva ... animation producer
David Nicksay ... executive producer
James G. Robinson ... producer
Arne Schmidt ... co-producer (as Arne L. Schmidt)

Music by

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Bruce Broughton

Cinematography by

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Peter Hyams ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter E. Berger

Editorial Department

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John Coniglio ... assistant editor
Peter Fandetti ... assistant editor
Peter Heinemann ... post-production runner
Bob Kaiser ... color timer
Michael Smith ... assistant editor: Canada
Philip Malamuth ... editor: animation sequence (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by

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Philip Harrison

Art Direction by

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Richard Hudolin
David Willson

Set Decoration by

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Daniel R. Bradette ... (as Daniel Bradette)
Annmarie Corbett
Lin MacDonald ... (as Lin Macdonald)
Rose Marie McSherry

Costume Design by

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Joe I. Tompkins

Makeup Department

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Sugar Blymyer ... head hair stylist (as Sugar-Ginger Blymyer)
Sandy Cooper ... makeup artist
Alec Gillis ... special makeup designer
Lee Harman ... head makeup artist
Kandace Loewen ... hair stylist
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... special makeup designer
Barney Burman ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jeffrey S. Farley ... mold maker (uncredited)
Jake Garber ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Doug Morrow ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Fay von Schroeder ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jody Levin ... post-production supervisor
Michael MacDonald ... unit production manager (as Michael Macdonald)
Roxy Steven ... assistant animation production manager
Richard Sullivan ... animation production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sheila Carpenter ... assistant director trainee
Robert Crippen ... assistant director trainee (as Bob Crippen)
Adam Druxman ... third assistant director
Robert Lee ... second assistant director: second unit
Rachel Leiterman ... second assistant director
Charles Miller ... second assistant director: Tucson
Jack Frost Sanders ... first assistant director (as Jack Sanders)

Art Department

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Brent Bennett ... on-set dresser
Doug Byggdin ... art department draftsman
James H. Chow ... property master (as Jimmy Chow)
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre ... prop buyer
Sheila Haley ... assistant art director
Pam Hallas ... set buyer
Doug Hardwick ... construction coordinator
Helen Jarvis ... set buyer
Patrick Kearns ... set dresser
Ken Laderoute ... assistant carpenter
Brad Mulder ... set dresser
Paul Mulder ... assistant property master
Andy Nieman ... property master (as Andreas Nieman)
D.N. Pettipas ... prop buyer
Joanne Quirk ... set buyer
Mike Rennison ... construction coordinator
M. Chuck Robinson ... set dresser (as Chuck Robinson)
Elizabeth Solyom ... head painter
Ken Wells ... head painter
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
John G. Anderson ... construction buyer (uncredited)
Lyle Barwick ... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
Gerhard Gehrmann ... carpenter (uncredited)
Paul Jenkinson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill Land ... painter (uncredited)
Catherine Leighton ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Peter Lieshout ... scenic painter (uncredited)
Bridget McGuire ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Mark Richardson ... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
Brian Shell ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Drew Struzan ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Willy Allen ... sound editor
David Baldwin ... sound editor
Kevin Bartnof ... foley artist
Robert Batha ... sound editor (as Robert Bathas)
Donald D. Brown ... boom operator (as Don Brown)
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer (as Dave Campbell)
Robert Deschaine ... adr recordist
Scott Martin Gershin ... supervising sound editor
Marilyn Graf ... foley recordist
Chris Hogan ... dialogue editor
Randy Kelley ... dialogue editor (as Randy Kelly)
Mark Lanza ... sound editor
Joseph A. Mayer ... adr supervisor (as Joe Mayer)
Nina McPeek ... playback operator
John Miceli ... sound editor
Scott Mosteller ... sound editor
Ralph Parker ... sound mixer
Daryl Powell ... sound mixer
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Dan M. Rich ... dialogue editor (as Dan Rich)
Jay B. Richardson ... sound editor (as Jay Richardson)
John Roesch ... foley artist
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Peter Michael Sullivan ... sound editor (as Peter Sullivan)
Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tony Currie ... sound editor (uncredited)
George Daugherty ... sound designer: animation sequence (uncredited)
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Steve Mann ... sound editor (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Greg Birdsall ... electronics supervisor
George Erschbamer ... special effects coordinator
Corbin Fox ... special effects assistant
Don Leask ... special effects foreman
Lars Lenander ... head machinist
Dean Lockwood ... special effects first assistant
Conrad Naegle ... harness maker
Michael Steffe ... animatronics technician (as Mike Steffe)
Siegfried Stock ... machinist
Tim Storvick ... special effects first assistant
John Thomas ... special effects coordinator
Joel Whist ... special effects second assistant
David Allinson ... special effects (uncredited)
Dan Cervin ... special effects fabricator (uncredited)
Nick Lawson ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tony Lazarowich ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Clark Anderson ... visual effects art director
Dave Bossert ... supervising effects animator (as David Bossert)
Daniele Colajacomo ... computer graphics team supervisor
Michael Gibson ... visual effects art director
Ladd McPartland ... visual effects coordinator
John Nelson ... visual effects supervisor
Liz Ralston ... visual effects producer (as Liz Ralston-Bugge)
Mark Vargo ... director of visual effects photography
David Weinberg ... computer graphics team supervisor
Kathy White ... computer graphics team supervisor
Scott E. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Lou Bollo ... stunt player
Yves Cameron ... stunt player (as Yver Cameron)
Jim Clark Jr. ... stunt player (as Jim Clark)
Gary Combs ... stunt coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunt player (as Gil Combs)
Peter Cox ... stunt player
Dorothy Fehr ... stunt player
Tom Glass ... stunt driver: cart
Alex Green ... stunt player
George Josef ... stunt player
Ken Kirzinger ... stunt coordinator: second unit
Michael Langlois ... stunt player
J.J. Makaro ... stunt player (as JJ Makaro)
Mike Mitchell ... stunt player
Scott Nicholson ... stunt player
Fred Perron ... stunt player
Fiona Roeske ... stunt player
Bill Stewart ... stunt player
Dawn Stofer-Rupp ... stunt player
Melissa R. Stubbs ... stunt player (as Melissa Stubbs)
Keith Wardlow ... stunt player
Jennifer Watson-Johnston ... stunt player (as Jennifer Watson)
Brent Woolsey ... stunt player
Ronald LaCaria ... stunts (uncredited)
Philip Romano ... stunt fencer: John Ritter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Adshead ... best boy
Bob Akester ... still photographer
Simon Barry ... second assistant camera
Kevin Black ... rigging grip
Alan R. Disler ... first assistant camera (as Alan Disler)
Barry Donlevy ... best boy
Les Erskine ... gaffer
Dale Garrison ... rigging gaffer
Ralph Gerling ... camera operator
Ron Gillham ... key grip
Nick Kuchera ... key grip
Rob McEwan ... still photographer (as Rob McEwen)
Don Saari ... rigging gaffer
Rick Stadder ... dolly grip
Tom A. Wallace ... grip (as Tom Wallace)
Peter Gerling ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Shaun Lawless ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Klaus Melchior ... video assist operator: 24 Frame Coordinator (uncredited)
Monte Swann ... supervising engineer (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Bronwen Barry ... assistant animator
Carmen Brooks ... assistant ink and paint supervisor
Ken Bruce ... animator
Charlotte Clark ... animation checker
Travis Cowsill ... assistant animator (as Travis T. Cowsill)
Jeff DeGrandis ... animation co-supervisor (as Jeffrey M. DeGrandis) / storyboard artist (as Jeffrey M. DeGrandis)
Shigeko Doyle ... ink artist
Mark Fisher ... animator
Brad Forbush ... animator
Maria Gonzalez ... ink artist
Karen Hansen ... animation checker
Chuck Jones ... animation supervisor / designer: mice characters
Melissa Kurtz ... animation production coordinator
Tim Maloney ... background artist
Lee McCaulla ... animator
Donna Narhuminti ... cel cleaner
Deborah Rykoff-Bennett ... paint lab supervisor
Cynthia Surage ... mark-up supervisor
Guy Vasilovich ... animation art director / layout artist
Jungja Wolf ... ink and paint supervisor
Susan M. Zytka ... animator

Casting Department

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Michelle Allen ... casting: Vancouver
James Forsyth ... extras casting
Karen Hazzard ... casting: Toronto
Michael Orloff ... casting associate
Louise Mackiewicz ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Debbie Douglas ... costume supervisor
Debbie Geaghan ... costume supervisor
Kathy Monderine ... assistant costume designer
Christina Petford ... costumer
Ann Russell ... costumer
Jori Woodman ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Kendrie Cutler ... assistant location manager
Charles Miller ... location manager: Tucson
Wendy Williams ... location manager
John Douglas Ayers ... location assistant: Tucson (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bruce Broughton ... orchestrator
Jeff Carson ... music editor
Jim Harrison ... music editor
Don Nemitz ... orchestrator (as Don Nimitz)
Armin Steiner ... score mixer
Ken Watson ... orchestra contractor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe and English horn (uncredited)
Tom Brown ... music preparation (uncredited)
Lars Clutterham ... copyist (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Jim Hoffman ... music preparation (uncredited)
George A. Martin ... music editor (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Lara Fox ... script supervisor
Pattie Robertson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Blue Angus ... transportation co-captain (as Mark [Blue] Angus)
Rodney Beech ... transportation captain
Dave Miller ... driver
Robert Sinclair ... transportation co-captain
Rob Vreugde ... transportation coordinator
Eric Wade ... executive driver
Rodd Wolff ... uncredited
Lawrence Albright ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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John Beers ... wolf trainer
Tim Burton ... design consultant
Ronni Chasen ... special publicity consultant
Adam Cook ... production assistant
Dawn Dumas ... animal trainer (as Dawn Martin)
Mark Dumas ... animal trainer (as Mark Wiener)
Janice Golden ... assistant: Mr. Hyams, Vancouver
Susan Grants ... wolf trainer
Rhonda C. Gunner ... crew: Video Image
Natalie Hochberg ... production secretary
David Hofflich ... crew: Video Image
Florence Holihan ... assistant accountant
Richard E. Hollander ... crew: Video Image
Brett Howard ... production runner
Catherine Howard ... production coordinator
Joanne Jackson ... production accountant
Kimberly Jase ... accountant supervisor
Brenda Johns ... assistant: Mr. Barber
Richard J. Kupfer ... administrator: Morgan Creek
Wendi Laski ... unit publicist
Pete Martinez ... crew: Video Image
David Mastron ... post-production accountant
Gregory L. McMurry ... crew: Video Image
Lara Melville ... production coordinator trainee
Chad O'Connor ... assistant: Mr. Ritter
Victor Paul ... fencing coach
Jim Rankin ... craft service
Steve Ringwood ... leadman setup
Philip Romano ... fencing double: Roy
Louise Rosner ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
George Marshall Ruge ... fencing double: Spike (as George Ruge)
Doug Seus ... wolf trainer
Lynne Seus ... wolf trainer
Rick Shuster ... helicopter pilot: Tucson
Peter Skyes ... production assistant
Scott J. Smith ... wolf trainer (as Scott Smith)
Todd P. Smith ... production comptroller
Mandy Spencer-Phillips ... production coordinator
Carlos H. Sánchez ... production associate: Mr. Schmidt (as Carlos H. Sanchez)
Anthony Thomas ... choreographer
John C. Wash ... crew: Video Image
Janet M. West ... assistant: Mr. Robinson
Beverly Wiens ... assistant accountant
Toni Wilkes ... assistant: Mr. Hyams, Los Angeles
Clint Youngreen ... wolf trainer
David Richard Lewis ... stand-in: John Ritter (uncredited)
Marc Lougee ... sculptor: monster (uncredited)
Scott J. Smith ... wolf trainer (uncredited)
Ted Smith ... boat wrangler (uncredited)
Scott Stravitz ... set medic (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. But later, Helen is both not impressed and steamed. After a fight outside, the "dish" activates. Roy and Helen try as hard as possible to escape, but it was too late for the force of gravity from the dish sucks them into the "Cable Television World of Hell" - all six hundred and sixty-six channels worth. Now they must survive through every episode of shows such as the game show "You Can't Win", the U.W.W.F. (Underworld Wrestling Federation) match, "Northern Overexposure", "Driving Over Miss Daisy" and a cartoon sequence called "RoboCat", "Autopsies of the Rich and Famous", "Duane's Underworld", "HTV", and "Off With His Head", all within 24 hours. If successful, they will return back to home, but if they fail, the devil keeps their souls forever. After they survived one day without harm, Roy gets sent back home while Spike hold Helen hostage. Now with the help of their children, Daryl, a communication whiz, and Diane, a fashion freak, Roy must re-enter the underworld of Hell Vision TV and save his wife, while keeping a distance from Spike. It is then that Roy will learn the hard way that there's more things in life than only a television. Like commitment. (Formerly written by Christopher Howell) Written by Artemis-9

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Taglines Everybody wants to be on television. Just not this kind of television. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Télémaniacs (France)
  • Stay Tuned - Höllische Spiele (Germany)
  • Stay Tuned - Mit der Fernbedienung in die Hölle (Germany)
  • Höllische Spiele (Germany)
  • Permanezca en sintonía (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on a story that aired on the first episode of TV series Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1991), but often confused for being based on a similar TV series (Unsolved Mysteries (1987)). See more »
Goofs When Darryl is about to be sucked in to the satellite, a pair of hands can be seen holding him in the air. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in True Romance (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Start Me Up See more »
Crazy Credits Chuck Jones' credit as animation supervisor and character designer is listed in his stylized-signature logo rather than in the same typeface as the rest of the credits roll. See more »
Quotes Executioner: Any last requests?
Roy Knable: Yeah, how about the long version of 'Stairway to Heaven'?
Executioner: I'm afraid zat is not where you are going.
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