The Cable Guy

The Cable Guy (1996)

There's no such thing as free cable.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1996-06-10
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 2213 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ben Stiller
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From 2,213 Ratings



When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He begins stalking Steven, who's left to fend for himself because no one else can believe Chip's capable of such behaviour.

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  • Jim Carrey

    as The Cable Guy
  • Matthew Broderick

    as Steven M. Kovacs
  • Leslie Mann

    as Robin Harris
  • Jack Black

    as Rick
  • George Segal

    as Steven's Father
  • Diane Baker

    as Steven's Mother
  • Ben Stiller

    as Sam Sweet / Stan Sweet
  • Eric Roberts

    as Eric Roberts
  • Janeane Garofalo

    as Medieval Times Waitress
  • Andy Dick

    as Medieval Times Host
  • Harry O'Reilly

    as Steven's Boss
  • David Cross

    as Sales Manager
  • Amy Stiller

    as Steven's Secretary
  • Owen Wilson

    as Robin's Date
  • Keith Gibbs

    as Basketball Player
  • Tommy Hinkley

    as Basketball Player
  • Shawn Michael Howard

    as Basketball Player
  • Jeff Kahn

    as Basketball Player
  • Suli McCullough

    as Basketball Player
  • Jeff Michalski

    as Basketball Player
  • Joel Murray

    as Basketball Player
  • Andrew Shaifer

    as Basketball Player
  • Cameron Starman

    as Cable Boy
  • Kathy Griffin

    as Cable Boy's Mother
  • Greg Hopla

    as Medieval Times Fighter
  • John Ferdinand

    as Medieval Times Fighter
  • Misa Koprova

    as Heather
  • Paul Greco

    as Raul
  • Aki Aleong

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Dona Hardy

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Lloyd Kino

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Sara Lowell

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Cynthia Mason

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Michael Rivkin

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Harper Roisman

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Sandra Thigpen

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Sean Whalen

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Marty Zagon

    as Karaoke Party Guest
  • Cynthia Lamontagne

    as Restaurant Hostess
  • James O'Connell

    as Bathroom Attendant
  • Douglas Robert Jackson

    as Bathroom Patron
  • Charles Napier

    as Arresting Officer
  • Christopher Michael

    as Arresting Officer
  • Charles Robinson

    as Steven's Lawyer
  • John F. O'Donohue

    as Prison Guard
  • Lydell M. Cheshier

    as Jail Inmate
  • Jason Larimore

    as Jail Inmate
  • Ahmad Reese

    as Jail Inmate
  • Emilio Rivera

    as Jail Inmate
  • Bob Odenkirk

    as Steven's Brother
  • Julie Hayden

    as Steven's Sister
  • Annabelle Gurwitch

    as Steven's Sister-in-Law
  • Blake Boyd

    as Steven's Brother-in-Law
  • Liza D'Agostino

    as Newsroom Researcher
  • Tabitha Soren

    as Tabitha Soren
  • Rikki Klieman

    as Rikki Klieman
  • Robert Simels

    as Robert Simels
  • Leonard O. Turner

    as Sam Sweet Judge
  • Carlo Allen

    as Sam Sweet Court Judge
  • Conrad Janis

    as Father 'Double Trouble'
  • Thomas Scott

    as Sam Sweet - Age 8
  • Steven Scott

    as Sam Sweet - Age 8
  • Christine Devine

    as Anchor Woman
  • Mark Thompson

    as Newsroom Reporter
  • Wendy L. Walsh

    as Reporter Outside Courtroom
  • Marion Dugan

    as Robin's Neighbor
  • Kyle Gass

    as Couch Potato
  • David Bowe

    as Helicopter Paramedic
  • Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc

    as Medevac Pilot
  • Jeremy Applegate

    as Serf #4 (uncredited)
  • Barbara Babbin

    as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Adam Consolo

    as Serf #2 (uncredited)
  • Hal Dion

    as Lead Officer (uncredited)
  • Mark Fite

    as Medieval Times Knight (uncredited)
  • Jenny Inge Devaney

    as Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
  • Shann Johnson

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Alex D. Linz

    as Tony (uncredited)
  • John C. Moskoff

    as Karaoke Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Robert Lyon Rasner

    as Serf #3 (uncredited)
  • Raydeen Revilla

    as Karaoke Video Dancer (uncredited)
  • David Stepkin

    as Partygoer (uncredited)
Production Brad Grey Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Erica Edell Phillips Costume Design
Directing Ben Stiller Director
Crew Matt Sweeney Special Effects Coordinator
Editing Steven Weisberg Editor
Production Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Sound John Ottman Music
Production Juel Bestrop Casting
Sound Scott Kinzey Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Amy Stofsky Costume Supervisor
Art Sharon Seymour Production Design
Crew Freddie Hice Stunt Coordinator
Sound Andy Malcolm Foley Artist
Production William S. Beasley Unit Production Manager
Production William S. Beasley Co-Producer
Production Judd Apatow Producer
Production Andrew Licht Producer
Sound Rob Nokes Sound Effects Editor
Sound John Murray Foley Editor
Sound Alicia Stevenson Foley Artist
Camera Robert Brinkmann Director of Photography
Production Jeffrey A. Mueller Producer
Writing Lou Holtz Jr. Screenplay
Production Marc Gurvitz Executive Producer
Art Jason Weil Set Designer
Art Jeff Knipp Art Direction
Sound G.W. Brown ADR Editor
Crew Jon H. Epstein Stunts
Sound Michael Haight Dialogue Editor
Sound Chris David Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Bob Brown Stunt Double
Sound John Sisti ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Tong Hairstylist
Directing Frank Davis Second Assistant Director
Art Maggie Martin Set Decoration
Camera Michael Scott Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Cheri Reed Costumer
Crew Tom Elliott Stunt Double
Camera Melinda Sue Gordon Still Photographer
Art Steven M. Levine Property Master
Sound Robert Grieve Supervising Sound Editor
Directing Pamela Alch Script Supervisor
Sound Scott Millan Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Richard K. Buoen Storyboard Artist
Crew Troy Robinson Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Joseph T. Mastrolia Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Katrina Mastrolia Costumer
Art Lori Rowbotham Assistant Art Director
Crew David Linck Unit Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Candy L. Walken Hairstylist
Sound Gregory King Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Yann Delpuech Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Audrey Chang VFX Editor
Lighting Reinhart Peschke Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Kirk R. Gardner Steadicam Operator
Crew Dan Marrow Transportation Captain
Crew Michael J. Hogan Video Assist Operator
Sound Alison Fisher Dialogue Editor
Art Steve A. Hagberg Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Nina Paskowitz Key Hair Stylist
Sound Michele Perrone ADR Editor
Visual Effects John Nelson Visual Effects Supervisor
Editing Paul Karasick First Assistant Editor
Crew Erik Rondell Stunt Double
Production Karen Meisels Casting Associate
Costume & Make-Up Pauletta O. Lewis Hairstylist
Camera Thomas Vandermillen Second Assistant Camera
Editing Bob Kaiser Color Timer
Sound Tom Perry Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Patrick Lees Leadman
Sound Jeanette Surga Music Editor
Sound Nelson Stoll Production Sound Mixer
Directing Nilo Otero First Assistant Director
Production Terry Dunn Production Accountant
Lighting David Gamerman Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Christy Ann Newquist Makeup Artist
Production Steve Dayan Location Manager
Visual Effects Jennifer C. Bell Visual Effects Producer
Art Teri Anne Kopp Assistant Property Master
Sound Lia Vollack Supervising Music Editor
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Crew Randy Burke Transportation Co-Captain
Sound David W. Alstadter Foley Mixer
Camera Joseph Dianda Key Grip
Production Jamie Lynn Arsenault Production Secretary
Costume & Make-Up Sheryl Ptak Key Makeup Artist
Production Ross C. Day Assistant Location Manager
Camera Alex Leyton First Assistant Camera
Editing Gail DuFosse First Assistant Editor
Production Sharyn Shimada-Huggins Production Coordinator
Sound Daniel Yale Foley Editor
Camera Robert J. Studenny Dolly Grip
Camera Kenny Davis Dolly Grip