The Cable Guy (1996)

7.4 / Rated by 5 people

96 min.
Plot  After a failed marriage proposal to his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), Steven M. Kovacs (Matthew Broderick) moves into his own apartment after they agree to spend some time apart. Enthusiastic cable guy Ernie "Chip" Douglas (Jim Carrey), an eccentric man with a lisp, installs his cable. Taking advice from his friend Rick (Jack Black), Steven bribes Chip to give him free movie channels, to which Chip agrees. Before he leaves, Chip gets Steven to hang out with him the next day and makes him one of his "preferred customers".

As promised, Chip arrives the next day, and he takes Steven to the satellite dish responsible for sending out television signals. Steven tells his problems with Robin to Chip, who advises him to admit his faults to Robin and invite her over to watch ''Sleepless in Seattle'', which is running on HBO the next night. Steven takes Chip's advice, and Robin agrees to watch the movie with him. The next day, Chip begins acting more suspicious, "running into" ...



Jim Carrey
The "Cable Guy"/Ernie "Chip" Douglas
Matthew Broderick
Steven M. Kovacs
Leslie Mann
Robin Harris
Jack Black
Rick Lagados
George Segal
Mr. Kovacs
Diane Baker
Mrs. Kovacs
Ben Stiller
Sam Sweet / Stan Sweet
Owen Wilson
Robin's date
Charles Napier
A police officer
Janeane Garofalo
Medieval Times waitress
David Cross
The sales manager
Andy Dick
Medieval Times host
Bob Odenkirk
Steven's brother
Kyle Gass
Couch potato
Allen Covert
(self) (uncredited)


All Titles

The Cable Guy
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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