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The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 31):

50. “UHF” (1989)

Movie Summary:

A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098546/

 

Cast:

 

“Weird Al” Yankovic—George Newman

 

Victoria Jackson—Tri

 

Kevin McCarthy—R.J Fletcher

 

Michael Richards—Stanley Spadowski

 

David Bowe—Bob

 

Stanley Brock—Uncle Harvey

 

Anthony Geary—Philo

 

Gedde Watanabe—Kuni

 

Fran Drescher—Pamela Finklestein

 

Trinidad Silva –Raul

 

 

 

Director:

 

Jay Levey

 

Facts about the this movie:

 

*Has been managing “Weird Al” Yankovic since the early 1980’s.

 

*Budget: $5,000,000

 

*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.

 

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098546/

 

 

Why I Picked this movie #50:

1.Very funny.

 

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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Movie trailer:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULSL-taDLeg

 


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