Uhf

Synopsis: George Newman is a daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him from holding a steady job. His uncle decides George would be the perfect man to manage Channel 62, a television station which is losing money and viewers fast. When George replaces the station's reruns with bizarre programs such as "Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse", "Wheel of Fish" and "Raul's Wild Kingdom", ratings begin to soar again. Mean-spirited and cynical mogul R.J. Fletcher becomes furious that the UHF station is getting better ratings than his network's programming. Because of gambling debts, the uncle is forced to consider selling the station to Fletcher, who would only too happily shut down (he cannot legally own two stations in the same town). George and his friends organize a 48-hour telethon to raise the money by selling investment stock from Channel 62 to save the town's new favorite station.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jay Levey
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
32
Rotten Tomatoes:
63%
PG-13
Year:
1989
97 min
153 Views

Oh! Hi, honey! Have you finished your meeting?

Yeah, and business was great tonight!

Harvey! Have you been gambling again?

Hey, what are you complainin' about?

This is for when you go shoppin' on Rodeo Drive!

what's this?

Oh, that's the deed to Channel 62. I won it with a pair of sevens.

I was bluffing

Channel 62? I never heard of it.

I'm not surprised. More people watch the fish tank at Leo's Pet Store.

It's a little UHF station on the edge of town...

it's been on the brink of bankruptcy for years.

It's too bad I gotta dump it.

Oh, really? I kind of like the idea of us having our own TV station.

Forget about it. They can't even find anybody to manage the place anymore.

Harvey... I know somebody who'd be perfect for the job.

Yeah? Who's that?

George, George dear. Would you come over here for a second

Oh, no. No, not him. Forget it. No way.

I can't believe you're uncle is letting you run his TV station

Hey! He trusts me. Besides, he's going to California,

he doesn't want to be bothered with it.

Well... here we are!

This is it?

Wow, this is even better than I imagined.

Come on, let's go check it out.

I don't know, George. I'm not so sure about this.

See? The front door's open. It's a friendly place!

Hey, Mister! Change? You got change?

Oh... uh... sure.

... eighty-five... ninety-five... one dollar. Thanks, Mister.

Hello, I'm Mr. Ed

A horse is a horse of course, of course.

And no-one can talk to a horse of course

that is of course unless the horse is the famous Mister Ed.

Go right to the source and ask the horse

he'll give you the

answer that you endorse.

He's always on a standing course

- talk to Mister Ed!

Can I help you?

Who are you?

I'm Philo, chief engineer.

So... isn't it a little late for you to be working?

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