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The Cable Guy (14-Jun-1996)

Director: Ben Stiller

Writer: Lou Holtz, Jr.

Music: John Ottman

Producers: Andrew Licht; Jeffrey A. Mueller; Judd Apatow

Keywords: Dark Comedy

Fresh from a breakup, Steven Kovacs finds himself in a new apartment and asks Chip Douglas (the cable guy) to hook him up with illegal cable; Chip wants to be Steven's friend more than anything else in the world. An electric performance by Jim Carrey for which he received an astonishing $20M, but not all Carrey fans appreciated this dark film when it came out.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Diane Baker
25-Feb-1938   Mirage
Jack Black
28-Aug-1969   Half of Tenacious D
Matthew Broderick
21-Mar-1962   Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jim Carrey
17-Jan-1962   Rubber-faced fartsmith
David Cross
4-Apr-1964   Mr. Show with Bob and David
Andy Dick
21-Dec-1965   Matthew from NewsRadio
Janeane Garofalo
28-Sep-1964   Actor, Comedian, Author, Activist
Kyle Gass
14-Jul-1960   Half of Tenacious D
Kathy Griffin
4-Nov-1960   Vicki on Suddenly Susan
Conrad Janis
11-Feb-1928   Fredzo on Mork & Mindy
Leslie Mann
26-Mar-1972   George of the Jungle
Joel Murray
17-Apr-1963   Pete Cavanaugh on Dharma & Greg
Charles Napier
12-Apr-1936 5-Oct-2011 Duke Phillips on The Critic
Bob Odenkirk
22-Oct-1962   Mr. Show
Eric Roberts
18-Apr-1956   Restraining Order
George Segal
13-Feb-1934   Fun with Dick and Jane
Tabitha Soren
19-Aug-1967   MTV News
Amy Stiller
9-Aug-1961   Yet Another Stiller
Ben Stiller
30-Nov-1965   There's Something About Mary
Owen Wilson
18-Nov-1968   Zoolander


Jim Carrey   ...   Cable Guy
Matthew Broderick   ...   Steven
Leslie Mann   ...   Robin
Jack Black   ...   Rick
George Segal   ...   Steven's Father
Diane Baker   ...   Steven's Mother
Ben Stiller   ...   Sam Sweet
Eric Roberts   ...   Eric Roberts
Janeane Garofalo   ...   Medieval Waitress
Andy Dick   ...   Medieval Host
Harry O'Reilly   ...   Steven's Boss
David Cross   ...   Sales Manager
Amy Stiller   ...   Steven's Secretary
Owen Wilson   ...   Robin's Date
Basketball Players
Keith Gibbs   ...   Basketball Player
Tommy Hinkley   ...   Basketball Player
Shawn Michael Howard   ...   Basketball Player
Jeff Kahn   ...   Basketball Player
Suli McCullough   ...   Basketball Player
Jeff Michalski   ...   Basketball Player
Joel Murray   ...   Basketball Player
Andrew Shaifer   ...   Basketball Player
Cameron Starman   ...   Cable Boy
Kathy Griffin   ...   Cable Boy's Mother
Greg Hopla   ...   Medieval Times Fighter
John Ferdinand   ...   Medieval Times Fighter
Karaoke Jam
Misa Koprova   ...   Heather
Paul Greco   ...   Raul
Aki Aleong   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Dona Hardy   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Lloyd Kino   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Sara Lowell   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Cynthia Mason   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Michael Rivkin   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Harper Roisman   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Sandra Thigpen   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Sean Whalen   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Marty Zagon   ...   Karaoke Party Guest
Cynthia Lamontagne   ...   Restaurant Hostess
James O'Connell   ...   Bathroom Attendant
Douglas Robert Jackson   ...   Bathroom Patron
Charles Napier   ...   Arresting Officer
Christopher Michael   ...   Arresting Officer
Charles Knox Robinson III   ...   Steven's Lawyer
John O'Donohue   ...   Prison Guard
Lydell M. Cheshier   ...   Jail Inmate
Jason Larimore   ...   Jail Inmate
Ahmad Reese   ...   Jail Inmate
Emilio Rivera   ...   Jail Inmate
Bob Odenkirk   ...   Steven's Brother
Julie Hayden   ...   Steven's Sister
Annabelle Gurwitch   ...   Steven's Sister-in-Law
Blake Boyd   ...   Steven's Brother-in-Law
Lisa D'Agostino   ...   Newsroom Researcher
Tabitha Soren   ...   Herself
Rikki Klieman   ...   Rikki Klieman
Robert Simels   ...   Robert Simels
Leonard Turner   ...   Sam Sweet Judge
Carlo Allen   ...   Sam Sweet Court Clerk
Conrad Janis   ...   Father ("Double Trouble")
Thomas Scott   ...   Sam @ 8 Yrs.
Steven Scott   ...   Stan @ 8 Yrs.
Christine Devine   ...   Anchor Woman
Mark Thompson   ...   Newsroom Reporter
Wendy Walsh   ...   Reporter Outside Courtroom
Marion Dugan   ...   Robin's Neighbor
Kyle Gass   ...   Couch Potato
David Bowe   ...   Helicopter Paramedic
Robert Zajonc   ...   Pilot


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