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.
The Cable Guy uses several names throughout the film. Chip and Ernie Douglas. Larry Tate. Ricky Ricardo. But they're all false. They are taken from television shows - Chip and Ernie Douglas from My Three Sons (1960), Larry Tate from Bewitched (1964), and Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy (1951).We never find out his real name, so the credits just call him "The Cable Guy".
Can I get a knife or fork?
Wench: There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils AT Medieval Times. Would you like a refill on that Pepsi?
Steven: There were no utensils but there was Pepsi?
Wench: Dude, I got a lot of tables.
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.
The Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie segues into static from Steven's cable TV.
In some video versions, Steven's dream when Chip bust up the door is cut.
$19,806,226 (USA) (16 June 1996)