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UHF (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 1989 (USA)
A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

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George Newman (Yankovic) is a normal man. Problem is, he's also a daydreamer, who can't keep hold of a steady job. His uncle decides George will be the perfect man to manage Channel 62, a station which is losing money and viewers fast. George's imagination is put to good use and he starts thinking up bizarre shows such as "Wheels of Fish" and "Raul's Wild Kingdom". The ratings start to soar again, but not everyone is happy. Written by Film_Fan

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It's crazy. It's zany. It's hysterical. It's TV according to "Weird Al" Yankovic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Vidiot from UHF  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,157,157 (USA)
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Trivia

The 1956 Nash Metropolitan 'Weird Al' Yankovic drives in the film later appeared in his music video for "It's All about the Pentiums" (1999). See more »

Goofs

In the Indiana Jones scene, as Al runs out of where the Oscar statue was, there's a yellow diamond road sign to the left of the opening that says "Watch For Falling Rocks", yet when he was walking in earlier, that section was clearly visible and the sign wasn't there. Also, all the barricades and other traffic signs Indy passed on the way in have disappeared when he leaves (this may have been intentional). See more »

Quotes

R.J. Fletcher: This is an embarrassment. A disgrace. What do you think R.J. Fletcher Senior would be saying if he were alive today?
Richard Fletcher: "Help me out of this box, I can't breathe in here. Help, let me out."
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Connections

Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Frank Miller's Holy Terror (2014) See more »

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UHF
Written & Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Published by Holy Moley Music
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Hilariously stupid!! I Loved it!!!
16 August 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

You really have to be in the right mood for a movie for this to work. Get home from work, and rent this and try to get yourself away from reality, and enter the completely stupuid, dumb, funny world of Weird Al Yankovich.. Al plays a loser who is fired from his job(along with his best friend) so they go off and start a tv station called UHF, in which they make fun of some of shows and movies. Like, "Conan the Librarian"...That and the Rambo one are some of my favorites. Or how about making fun of the nature shows and the Bozo the Clown Show...wheww this movie really has you cracked up at the end. 3/5 stars, it was hilarious and is definitely on my list of must sees.


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