The Cable Guy
When Steven finds himself heartbroken over his breakup with his girlfriend Robin, he takes the advice of a friend and he slips the cable guy an extra $50 for some 'free channels'. Cable guy, who gives his name as 'Chip' supes-up Steven's cable as a favor and seems intensely keen on becoming Steven's new best friend- a little too keen in fact, as Steven will discover when he tells 'Chip' he doesn't want to be friends anymore.
Production Year: 1996
January 26, 2017 14:00 (KSA) ~ January 26, 2017 13:00 (CLT)
Directed by Ben Stiller, The Cable Guy has gained sort of a cult-following in its dark comedic overtones and as a vehicle for Carrey to explore his alter-egos, following Ace Ventura and The Mask, and leading up to such worthwhile projects as The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine.
Steven (Matthew Broderick) slips cable guy 'Chip' (Jim Carrey) a 50 when he is setting up his cable. To Chip this 'favor' means that he and Steve have become best of friends. Yet it doesn't take too long before Steven starts to realize the nightmarish psychopathic stalker he has allowed into his life. Failing to answer the numerous messages left on his machine mean that he returned home to find that 'Chip' sabotaged his cable, and not before too long Chip gets round to sabotaging Steven's whole life, with blackmail ad dark malevolence, simply because Steven refused to stay friends with 'Chip'…
- Jim Carrey
- Matthew Broderick
- Leslie Mann
- Jack Black
- Ben Stiller
- Diane Baker
- Owen Wilson
Directed by : Ben Stiller
Rating : PG-13 for dark thematic elements and some crude humor.