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Uhf (1989)

Director: Jay Levey     Starring: "Weird Al" Yankovic
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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40167606
UPC: 027616876652
UPC 14: 00027616876652
Rating: Game Rating Code
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TV as it was meant to be seen. In a movie theater|TV as it was meant to be seen. In a movie theater.
George newman is a daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him from holding a steady job...Until his uncle hires him as manager of channel 62, a TV station that's losing moneyand viewers fast. But when george replaces the station's reruns with bizarre wheel of fish, ratings begin to soar!
Editor's Note
Funnyman "Weird" Al Yankovic stars in this comedy as George Newman, a man who takes over a low-rent TV station won by his uncle in a poker game. Newman's unconventional methods for boosting ratings include giving the station's janitor his own children's program -- with spectacularly successful results. Complications ensue when the unscrupulous head of a rival network tries to drive Newman off the air, but there's still plenty of time out for fantasy music video segments and TV bits which showcase Yankovic's talents as a parodist.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/13/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 97 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1003515
Video UPC UPC: 00027616876652
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info "Weird Al" Yankovic
Video Cast Info David Bowie
Video Cast Info Kevin McCarthy
Video Cast Info Michael Richards
Video Cast Info Stanley Brock
Video Cast Info Victoria Jackson
Video Cast Info Jay Levey - Director
Video Cast Info David Lewis - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Dennis M. O'Connor - Editor
Video Cast Info "Weird Al" Yankovic - Musical Score
Video Cast Info John Du Prez - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Kevin Breslin, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Ward Preston - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jay Levey - Writer
Video Cast Info "Weird Al" Yankovic - Writer
Plot Summary
George, a loser guy, gets a lucky break when his dad wins a failing TV station in a poker game. When pop says he has to sell the station to pay gambling debts, George scrambles to buy the station, which he has pushed to the top of the ratings. But his arch rival seems to have the same idea.

Professional Reviews

Washington Post 7 of 10
...a comedy so dumb you're embarrassed to laugh. But sooner or later one of Weird Al's grade-school gags is bound to tickle the food-fighter within... Yankovic, an advocate of the Monty Python and Mel Brooks schools of comedy... [he] reminds us there's nothing quite like a good booger joke for pure entertainment. - Rita Kempley
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