The Cable Guy

1996 film by Ben Stiller

The Cable Guy is a 1996 film about a cable guy who stalks his customers after installing his cable.

Directed by Ben Stiller. Written by Lou Holtz, Jr.
There's No Such Thing As Free Cable!(taglines)

Chip Douglas

  • I can be your best friend or your enemy. You seem to prefer the latter.
  • I'll juice ya up!
  • Hey, Steve. I'm on a pay phone, so if you're there, pick it up. Pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up. Well OK, call me back.
  • Dry land is not a myth. I've seen it. Kevin Costner. Waterworld. I don't know what the big fuss is about. I saw that movie nine times. It rules!
  • The blue knight rules! The red knight sucks the big one! Down, down, down. Right knight goin' down. Down, down, down. Right knight goin' down.
  • I just wanna hang out! NO BIG DEEEEEAAAALLL!!!


Chip: (eating chicken at Medieval Times) Can I have your skin?
Steven: Sure.
Chip: Check this out.
(places pieces of chicken skin over his face)
Chip: Silence the lambs!
(imitates Hannibal Lecter)
Chip: Hello, Clarice. It's good to see you again.
(bursts out laughing)
Steven: Oh lord.

(Chip is danging over over a ledge above the giant cable dish)
Steven: You'll be fine. I'll be your pal, just come on up!
Chip: No. It's too late for me, but there are a lot of little cable boys and girls out there who still have a chance! Don't you understand, Steven? Somebody has to kill the babysitter.
(drops from ledge and freefalls towards dish)


  • There's no such thing as free cable
  • Once you're hooked... you're his
  • Are you ready to get wired?
  • For Steven Kovacs, the price of cable is about to go up.
  • He’s a real live wire
  • He came... He saw... He tormented...


  • Chip
  • Steven Kovacs
  • Robin Harris
  • Earl Kovacs
  • Rick
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