The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 31):
50. “UHF” (1989)
A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.
“Weird Al” Yankovic—George Newman
Kevin McCarthy—R.J Fletcher
Michael Richards—Stanley Spadowski
Stanley Brock—Uncle Harvey
Fran Drescher—Pamela Finklestein
Trinidad Silva –Raul
Facts about the this movie:
*Has been managing “Weird Al” Yankovic since the early 1980’s.
*Grossed: $ 6,157,175 (USA)
*The role of Philo was offered to Crispin Glover, but Glover passed because he did get the role he wanted.
*Christopher Lloyd was also considered for the role of Stanley Spadowski
* The role of Philo was originally written for Joe Hodgson a friend of “Weird Al”
*The show “Volcano Worshippers hour” came from a club (Volcano Worshippers) that “Weird Al” and a friend made up so they could get in the yearbook.
*The movie was dedicated to Trinidad Silva (Raul). He killed by a drunk driver midway through production. If had lived, the film would’ve explored/developed the character of Raul a little better, such has he was postal work/carrier.
*”Uncle Nutzy’s Clubhouse” came from the MAD magazine.
* “Weird Al” character name was a nod to MAD magazine mascot (Alfred E. Newman)
*When the guy gets hit with the frying pan, he end up getting his lips spilt.
*The opening credits is the ITC Quorum Meduium.
*Most the film was made in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
* “Weird Al” wanted Sylvester Stallone to do a cameo “Rambo” spoofs, but Stallone wasn’t available.
*Dr. Demento was is the background of when kid drinks from the firehose and he was also the guy eating the whipped cream.
Why I Picked this movie #50:
2. Great cast
3. Good Story
4. It hold up.
5. It cam from “Weird Al” mind.
6. It is great movie that spoofs things, while having a legate story.
7. It a different movie.
First time seeing it:
I was it home on a VHS tape.