Stay Tuned

The Knables signed up for a cable system that's out of this world
The Knables signed up for a cable system that's out of this world
STAY TUNED (PG)
D: Peter Hyams
Warner Bros./Morgan Creek (James G. Robinson)
US 1992
87 mins

Comedy/Fantasy

W: Tom S. Parker & Jim Jennewein
DP: Peter Hyams
Ed: Peter E. Berger
Mus: Bruce Broughton


John Ritter (Roy Knable), Pam Dawber (Helen Knable), Jeffrey Jones (Spike), David Thom (Darryl Knable), Heather McComb (Diane Knable), Bob Dishy (Murray Seidenbaum)

Mixing comedy, satire and science fiction Stay Tuned stars John Ritter and Pam Dawber as a constantly bickering married couple who become trapped in a television network run by the devil.
Though the idea may have worked as a sitcom, it's rather poor as a film, mostly because it desperately picks targets which are beyond parody (like Wayne's World, WWF wrestling, etc). It really hasn't dated well, neither with the comedy and plot, nor the special effects or technical elements of the film. Perhaps there might have been a good idea, but it was clearly thrown into a hasty production before being explored in any depth.
4/10

Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned