Tunnel Vision (film)
Tunnel Vision is 1976 comedy anthology film
Anthology film
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 featuring Roger Bowen
Roger Bowen
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, Chevy Chase
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, John Candy
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, Howard Hesseman
Howard Hesseman
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, Joe Flaherty
Joe Flaherty
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, Laraine Newman
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, Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
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, Phil Proctor, Al Franken
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, Ron Silver
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, Tom Davis
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, Michael Overly. It was directed by Neal Israel
Neal Israel
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 and Bradley R. Swirnoff and produced by Joe Roth
Joe Roth
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The plot of the movie revolves around a new television channel called "Tunnel Vision", which is notably free of censorship, who are under Senate investigation led by a Senator (Howard Hesseman) who wishes to shut down the channel due to its widespread negative effects on the population of the United States. The movie consists of commercials, shorts, and trailers for fictional movies that are usually not connected to one another. These are being shown as part of a Congressional Oversight Committee that will decide the fate of the channel. Character actor Roger Bowen was the most famous actor at the time of the film’s release and was afforded the film’s top billing. His portrayal of Henry Kissinger in this film had become a familiar comic staple industry wide.


  • "The Pregnant Man"
  • "Western Union Marijuanagram"
  • "The Vacant Lot"
  • "The Last Hippies"
  • Los Angeles news broadcasts.
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