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Tunnel Vision (1976)

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »

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Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff (as Brad Swirnoff)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Proctor ... Christian A. Broder
Howard Hesseman ... Senator McMannus
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Senator Polanski (as Dan Barrows)
Stephen Feinberg Stephen Feinberg ... Proctologist
Ron Silver ... Dr. Manuel Labor
Roberta Kent Roberta Kent ... Mrs. Betty Purvis
Edwina Gough Edwina Gough ... Melanie Edwards (as Edwina Anderson)
Ernie Anderson ... Quant O'Neill / Subway Reporter / Announcer
James Bacon James Bacon ... Gene Scallion
Kurt Andon ... Man at breakfast / Doctor
Lorry Goldman Lorry Goldman ... Pierre Skooché / Son
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Marie (as Lynn Marie Stewart)
Gerrit Graham ... Freddie (as Gerritt Graham)
Pamela Toll Pamela Toll ... Street Attendant
Gene Pistilli Gene Pistilli ... Dying Man
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Storyline

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the careers of some of the greatest comedians of all time. Written by Clint Weiler

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Laugh or get off the pot. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pregnant Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

International Harmony See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1985. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the APCD segment, the actress says "breath" but the screen text says "death". See more »

Quotes

Chevy Chase: [listing symptoms of schizophrenia] Going into a bar full of Hell's Angels and yelling "All you pussy bikers suck!"
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Alternate Versions

The earlier release on Media in 1978 uses an exceedingly scratchy print and has two segments missing that are viewable on the later Harmonyvision release. They are, respectively, a proctology TV ad (that appears just after the Midas Touch Cleaning Fluid ad) and the "Convert. The Church Is Changing" spot, which appears towards the film's end (right after the Dinner Bars commercial). The latter spot features a woman, dressed as a priest, stripping in front of a church window. The former features a line of bare men's bottoms. It isn't clear why these scenes are missing (the film is still pretty explicit without them), but both are entact on the later Harmonyvision release, which also boasts a much-better source print. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Tunnelvision
Written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
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Disappointing comedy of historic value
24 October 2002 | by dzy88pSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie. With a cast like this, I expected better. Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Howard Hesseman and more. The reason I picked it up was because Ernie Anderson plays Quant O'Neil, Tunnel Vision anchorman. He only appears a few times but he narrates throughout the movie.

This movie suffers due to bad writing. I can't imagine that I would've thought this movie was funny even back in 1976 and stoned. I think I chuckled once, not sure when. It's really only worth watching to see these folks in their youth, before they became big and famous.


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