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UHF (1989) Movie Information

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UHF (1989)
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Overall Rank:

8146

Avg. Rating:

2.40/4

# of Ratings:

59

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/21/1989

DVD Release:

06/30/2015

Director:

Jay Levey

Actors:

'Weird Al' Yankovic
Victoria Jackson
Michael Richards
Kevin McCarthy
Billy Barty
Fran Drescher

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A daydreamer without a steady job is promoted to Channel 62s new station owner by his uncle. With his wild imagination, the station soon becomes a hit, but his uncle's debt threatens this new-found glory. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 11/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

A zany parody that has a few really funny moments. Not everything works here, but Weird Al's spirit keeps things interesting.

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sapien 03/19/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This movie is absolutely hilarious! It's extremely underrated.

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Chris Kavan 02/22/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Weird Al being the king of music parodies, brings TV and movie parodies to the front with UHF. If you're a fan of Al or just of parodies in general, this is hilarious. It's strange, unique and entirely worth watching.

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Bashtastic! 08/31/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This movie is so retardedly hilarious that it brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.

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  Brian
Brian
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10/09/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Forgotten Nostalgic Classic

When I was growing up, between the ages of 8 and 12, pretty much all I listened to was Weird Al. Of course, that has changed, but he'll always have a special place in my heart. I remember hearing about this movie, and renting it from Netflix. At the time, I thought it was the greatest movie of all time. Now, nostalgia might obscure my vision as to the real quality of the film, but I still think most of it holds up pretty well. The main focus is Al and he carries the movie valiantly, but it's also got a great supporting cast such as a pre-Seinfeld Michael Richards, David Bowe (No, not Ziggy Stardust), Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, and a surprisingly not so annoying Fran Drescher.

While Al's energy knows no bounds, it's the small snippets of U62 programming that really steals the s...

Rating of
3/4 

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  TheWolf
TheWolf
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08/03/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

I love this film!

"UHF" is, to me, one of the greatest comedies ever. So many great scenes, so many awesome quotes, and best of all, a chance for Weird Al Yankovic to show off his talents, both as an actor and as a singer. Also, it's so much fun to see if you can pinpoint all the references to famous movies that Al puts into this film, such as the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" parody at the beginning, and many others.
The film is the story of George Newman, a young man who has trouble holding a job (and frequently gets his best friend Bob in trouble too) due to his overactive imagination. When he is given ownership of a local TV station, UHF, his imagination can finally be put to good use, in inventing the most bizarre show lineup you can imagine. When a network owner gets jealous of UHF's success, George and...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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