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Directed By: Jay Levey Starring: "Weird Al" Yankovic

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This movie is one of the few manifestations of true genius. I classify genius as a person with a vision who wields such a phenomenal grasp of "humor" (which is as pertinent a genre as drama, suspense or romance, in its highest form) which weathers years and even generations and retains its full value of humor. This movie is a work of true genius; it is hilarious, opening credits to ending. It is simultaneously tacky slapstick and intelligent satire. Some people don't like it. I don't like those people. If you were born between 1960 and 1985, and you want to laugh out loud, laugh so hard you cry, and sample the best humor of the 1980's (and possibly the 1990's)... join the "cult" of UHF! (Some of us have been waiting for a decade for this DVD to be released! THANK GOODNESS!!!!!)

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A manifestation of genius.

by Andy on 5/5/2002

This movie is one of the few manifestations of true genius. I classify genius as a person with a vision who wields such a phenomenal grasp of "humor" (which is as pertinent a genre as drama, suspense or romance, in its highest form) which weathers years and even generations and retains its full value of humor. This movie is a work of true genius; it is hilarious, opening credits to ending. It is simultaneously tacky slapstick and intelligent satire. Some people don't like it. I don't like those people. If you were born between 1960 and 1985, and you want to laugh out loud, laugh so hard you cry, and sample the best humor of the 1980's (and possibly the 1990's)... join the "cult" of UHF! (Some of us have been waiting for a decade for this DVD to be released! THANK GOODNESS!!!!!) Read More

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Stupid yes, genius - yes, hilarious - yes

by Raiden wins on 6/25/2002

This movie is extremely funny - an inexpensive must have for your collection. Read More

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Product Overview

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!

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40167606
UPC 027616876652
UPC 14 00027616876652
Format DVD
Release Date 12/13/2005
Rating Rating
Keywords
Cult Film
Personal Triumph
Recommended
Scams And Cons
Spoof
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
Directors
Jay Levey
Actors
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Cast & Crew
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Actor
David Bowie - Actor
Kevin McCarthy - Actor
Michael Richards - Actor
Stanley Brock - Actor
Victoria Jackson - Actor
Jay Levey - Director
David Lewis - Director of Photography
Dennis M. O'Connor - Editor
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Musical Score
John Du Prez - Musical Score
Kevin Breslin, et al. - Producer
Ward Preston - Production Designer
Jay Levey - Writer
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
Catalog ID 1003515
UPC 00027616876652
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...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.
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Reviewer Rita Kempley
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen
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