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UHF (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 1989 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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A lot of TV stations have forgotten what "quality" means. But not Channel 62. They NEVER knew what it meant. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Vidiot from UHF  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,157,157 (USA)
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Trivia

The Spatula City ad contains a reference which is almost completely lost on modern audiences, where president Sy Greenblum states, "I liked the spatulas so much, I bought the company." This is a spoof of a 1970s series of commercials for Remington electric razors, in which chairman Victor Kiam said that he so liked the shaver his wife gave him that he bought the company. See more »

Goofs

In the Rambo sequence, George catches the entire .45 cartridge with his teeth. When a cartridge is fired, only the bullet portion is propelled. The shell is either ejected (as would be with the semi-automatic .45 1911) or kept in the cylinder (if it were a revolver). See more »

Quotes

Animal Deliveryman: Raul Hernandez?
Raul: Yeah.
Animal Deliveryman: Got the delivery here for your next show.
Raul: Oh great. What you got?
Animal Deliveryman: Let's see, I got one aardvark, one flamingo, four porcupines, two armadillos, three badgers...
Raul: Badgers?... Badgers?... We don't NEED no stinking Badgers!
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Spoofs Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

MONEY FOR NOTHING / BEVERLY HILLBILLIES
Parody based on: "MONEY FOR NOTHING"
Written by Mark Knopfler and Sting
Published by Charlscourt Limited
Administered in U.S. and Canada by Almo Music Corp. / Virgin Music, Inc.
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Comedy at it's best!
20 July 2000 | by (Halifax, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is probably, by far, the only movie I've seen that really makes me laugh more and more every time I see it. It's one of the only comedies that has good, clean humor. The whole movie is just a joke itself, a mix of original jokes, and many parodies. Michael Richards is perfect as Stanley, the Janitor. Weird Al is his usual comedic genius, who is also perfect for his role as the manager of 'U62'. For anybody who's in for a night full of laughs, UHF is definitely for you. A comedy masterpiece, 10/10!


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