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UHF (1989)

UHF Directed by
Jay Levey

Writing credits
'Weird Al' Yankovic (written by) &
Jay Levey (written by)

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Genre: Comedy (more)

Tagline: TV as it was meant to be seen. In a movie theater. (more)

Plot Outline: Weird Al brings his talent of musical parodies to the movies. A local public station gets a new owner played by Weird Al. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. (more) (view trailer)

User Comments: So Stupid, it's Genius (more)

User Rating: ******____ 6.5/10 (7,946 votes) Vote Here

Cast overview, first billed only:

'Weird Al' Yankovic .... George Newman
Victoria Jackson .... Teri
Kevin McCarthy .... R.J. Fletcher

Michael Richards .... Stanley Spadowski
David Bowe .... Bob
Stanley Brock .... Uncle Harvey
Anthony Geary .... Philo
Trinidad Silva .... Raul Hernandez
Gedde Watanabe .... Kuni

Billy Barty .... Noodles MacIntosh
John Paragon .... Richard Fletcher

Fran Drescher .... Pamela Finklestein
Sue Ane Langdon .... Aunt Esther

David Proval .... Head Thug

Grant James .... Killer Thug

Also Known As:
The Vidiot from UHF
Runtime: 97 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Sound Mix: Dolby
Certification: Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / UK:PG / Australia:M / USA:PG-13

Trivia: In one scene, George and Bob discuss TV lineups. One of the shows mentioned is "Volcano Worshippers Hour." In high school, "Weird" Al started a "Volcano Worshippers" club just to get in the yearbook. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Before the shot in which Kuni changes the board to read $75,000, you can see the board changing to read $75,000 over the crowd in the preceding shot. (more)

Pamela Finklestein: "Broads don't belong in broadcasting"? Is that the kind of professional courtesy you teach your news department?
R.J. Fletcher: Why, that's a terrible thing. I don't know how many time I've told those boys, never call chicks broads.
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User Comments:

3 out of 3 people found the following comment useful:-
So Stupid, it's Genius, 7 July 2005
Author: Mike Reynolds ( from Canada

I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life. But it's not a normal laugh. It's a laugh of confusion!

"What the f*ck was that!?" I keep asking myself. "Did that just happen?" Is my favorite. "What does that mean?" Is another.

The comedy in this is ridiculous to the point where you wonder how anyone could have made something so ridiculous. The plot was very simple, but it really did facilitate the tangent humor of Weird Al. Tangent humour is something used a lot by amateur, unorganized film makers. I think one of the reasons I enjoy this movie so much is that it reminds me of my high school film class.


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