PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.
When Jim Carrey's stunt double dunked the basketball, the backboard shattered on his face and chest. The backboard glass was supposed to fall backwards. "The pyrotechnics didn't work the right way and pushed all the glass the wrong way, so the guy got fired on the spot", Keith Gibbs, the basketball coordinator remembered. "I think, in the actual scene, they ended up using it."
Look, Chip Douglas, I don't know what your story is, but I'm going to find out!
Chip Douglas: Well, don't dig too deep or you might get burnt by the molten lava!
After Steven's mother incorrectly guesses during "Porno Password", Steven puts his hand to his head twice.
The Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie segues into static from Steven's cable TV.
In order to qualify for a 12 certificate, all UK versions of this film were cut by 4 seconds to remove some imitable violence. The cut occurs towards the end, when Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick are fighting on top of the TV satellite. A shot of Carrey headbutting Broderick has been removed as well as a brief ear-clap. The cuts were waived in July 2017, and the uncut version appears on the film's Blu-ray release.
$19,806,226 16 June 1996