Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother.Written by
Wayne Jamieson <jamtin@OntheNet.com.au>
The Cable Guy losing his lisp, rejoicing at it, then getting it back, was at first a slip-up on Jim Carrey's part (he forgot to lisp) then he quickly ad-libbed him rejoicing at it then getting it back. See more »
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape clicking on a new message. See more »
You're right. That's incredibly insightful.
I know. It was Jerry Springer's final thought on Friday's show.
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The Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie segues into static from Steven's cable TV. See more »
In some video versions, Steven's dream when Chip bust up the door is cut. See more »
I remember this movie being polarizing when it came out but I've always loved it, the basketball scene is one of my favorite scenes and the movie still holds up. This is one of those movies where instead of the characters making jokes, the characters are the jokes. Jim Carrey really pulls the weight in this movie and Matthew Broderick could have honestly being played by anyone. Check this movie out if you are getting into early Jim Carrey.
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