Goofs - The Cable Guy (1996)
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The Cable Guy (1996)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Taglines: Are you ready to get wired?

Director: Ben Stiller

Writers: Lou Holtz Jr.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, ...

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother.
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
The telephone handset suddenly appears in Chip's hand as he talks to Steven in jail.
Steven drops the prison phone twice.
While they are sitting in the van after Chip's and Steven's trip to the satellite dish, Chip gives a very corny, contrived smile. In the next shot, Chip is not smiling.
During the jousting scene when Steven hits Chip with the lance, Chip's lance and shield fly the opposite way Chip does, but when Chip hits the ground they are right next to him.
After Steven's mother incorrectly guesses during "Porno Password", Steven puts his hand to his head twice.
At Steven's parents' house, Steven calls Chip a "bastard" and covers his mouth in shock at what he said. In the next shot, his hand is no longer over his mouth.
The satellite dish Chip falls into is pointing straight up. Satellite dishes track satellites in geosynchronous orbit, which must orbit at the equator. For the satellite dish to be pointing straight up, it must be on the equator.
Steven and Robin have just started to watch Sleepless in Seattle having missed only the first few minutes, but the scene shown when the cable comes back on is from the middle of the movie.
During the basketball game at the gym, after Chip shatters the backboard, he falls down into the glass on the floor. However you can clearly see an outline within the shattered glass, where he should land.
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
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When seen from above, the water-filled satellite dish at the end of the movie appears to be completely dry.
In the end, Chip is hanging from a tower holding on to arm of the main character near the dish. He falls down and lands in the exact middle of the dish. In more distant shots, the tower is nowhere near the dish.
At the end of the movie, the satellite fills with rain water. Satellite dishes have a hole in the center to prevent this from happening.
At the very end of the movie when "Chip" is being taken away in the helicopter, we can clearly see the final scenes are at night, yet the upward shots of the paramedic reveal a blue screen in the helicopter's roof windows.
When Steven and The Cable Guy fight at the satellite dish, The Cable Guy has a few bruises. Because the two had an earlier fight at the dish that was cut from the film.
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
The satellite dish has no transmitting or receiving device on the apex. Only another mini-dish.
There is no need for Steven and Chip to crawl under the gate at the dish site. They could just walk around it.
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with be
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in
The answering machine owned by Steven is a digital machine. It does not use a tape to record messages. Therefore, when Steven hits the "skip" button, you should not hear the tape fast forwarding, because there isn't one. Also, you should not hear the tape clicking on a new message.
At the karaoke party, Chip sings "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, which he says was featured in Gimme Shelter, the documentary about The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Jefferson Airplane plays "The Other Side of This Life" in the movie, not "Somebody to Love."
About half way through the movie, a spider crawls up the camera lens.
In the bathroom scene when Chip Douglas is beating up Ray (Owen Wilson) he throws him onto the hand dryer while it's on and makes him suck on it showing his face blowing up. When Ray takes his mouth off there was clearly no air coming out to begin with because his hair is standing still while he is standing in front of it.
When Steven returns to the office to find the desktop "movie" that the Cable Guy made showing Steven and Robin talking about Hal, Hal sees a different version of them on the couch than the original scene, right before Steven and Robin watched Sleepless in Seattle.