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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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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Vidiot from UHF  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,157,157 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening "Raiders" sequence contains a few (almost inaudible) gag sounds, mixed in with the jungle effects: a kitten, a dog barking, and some sheep. See more »

Goofs

During the Rambo sequence, George's M-60 has no ammunition loaded. See more »

Quotes

Movie Announcer: Next week on U62, He's back, And this time, He's mad, Gandhi II. No more mister passive resistance. He's out to kick some butt. This is one bad mother you don't wanna mess with.
Gandhi: Don't move, slimeball.
Movie Announcer: He's a one man wrecking crew. But he also knows how to party.
Gandhi: Give me a steak, medium rare
Gangster: Hey, baldy!
Movie Announcer: There is only one law: his law. Gandhi II.
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Connections

Spoofs The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

GANDHI II
Written & Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Published by Holy Moley Music
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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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