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I can be your best friend, or your worst enemy.
Chip Douglas, The Cable Guy
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The Cable Guy is a Black Comedy film starring Jim Carrey, directed by Ben Stiller.

After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Jim Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.

Has since picked up something of a following.

Has nothing to do with Larry the Cable Guy.


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