The Cable Guy

The Cable Guy (1996)

Ending / spoiler

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Jim Carrey takes Matthew Broderick's girlfriend to that big satellite dish. Broderick heads there (a neighbor told him that Carrey was heading to the "information super highway"). There's a fight. Carrey, disappointed that Broderick is no longer his friend, jumps on to a dish trying to kill himself. Carrey lands on the tip of the dish, missing the sharp point by a few inches and luckily doesn't get impaled. Unfortunately, for the rest of the U.S., the second that Jim Carrey landed on the dish, the signal on the Sam Sweet trial is interrupted... so the viewers (and us, the audience watching this movie) do not know if Sweet is guilty or not guilty. Jim Carrey, surviving his leap, is taken by paramedics and one of them says "You're gonna be all right, buddy.. you're gonna make it!" Carrey says: "Am I really your buddy?"

Chip Douglas

Continuity mistake: In the scene at Steven's parents' house as Steven is yelling at Chip for being a felon, Chip gets up and slowly walks right next to Steven and whispers something in his ear, Steven instantly is moved back one or two feet in the next camera shot before he had a chance to move and he punches Chip in the mouth. (01:16:00)

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Sam Sweet: [911 call being played.] Oh my God! Oh my God! My twin brother has been shot! I think it was an Asian gang or something... There was this guy, he looked Asian... And he was speaking another language, I'm pretty sure it was... Asian.

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Trivia: In the beginning of the film, we see on the television some serial killer that is being busted, that appears two or three times in the movie, but the killer is Ben Stiller, he was the director of The Cable Guy.

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Question: At the end of the movie, what does Chip mean when he says "Somebody has to kill the babysitter"?

Answer: Earlier in the movie during a flashback of the Cable Guy's childhood, when his Mom was going out she called the television "Mr. Babysitter". He means he's going to disrupt the television signal to give all the boys and girls whose parents use television as a babysitter a chance.


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