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
85 Views

UHF:

Senior... we must not go any farther!

Look!

It is an ancient, sacred Hovitos symbol.

It's certain death to anyone who enters.

We must turn back... now!

POLICE LINE - DO NOT CROSS

DO NOT ENTER:

KEEP OUT - DANGEROUS AREA

NO VISITORS/NO EXCEPTIONS

WRONG WAY - STOP

SEVERE TIRE DAMAGE

WATCH FOR FALLING ROCKS

George. Hello...Earth to George...

George!

Are you daydreaming again?

No, no, I was, uh... admiring

how clean and shiny this grill is...

Come on George, we're busy here.

You know what the problem is?

Nobody here appreciates a guy with a good imagination.

At least not the people at the lumberyard

or the miniature golf course or Floyd's Fish Market...

or any of the other places you've worked in the last month, right.

Yeah, well, some day... some day they'll all be sorry.

They'll be eating breakfast or something

and all of a sudden they'll say, 'Hey...!'

We screwed up! We never should have fired

George Newman because he's got imagination!

Well... I think the fries are just about done.

Oh, geez. Better not let Big Edna see that. She'll have a fit.

Big Edna, Big Edna... You sound like a broken record.

Why are you so afraid of that pathetic tub of lard?

KUNI'S KARATE SCHOOL

How can you do this to me. I knew this was gonna happen.

You're right. Bob. I'm sorry. What can I say?

I'm a miserable, worthless hunk of slime.

Here, I want you to take this crowbar and...

just bash my head right in.

Really, go ahead, please, just bash it right in.

Ah George, you know I couldn't do that...

you still owe me five bucks.

Hey, Kuni!

Hiya, George!

Beginner's class today, huh?

Yeah! They're so stupid!

Stupid!!

Mm boy... look what I got here. Bob...

a twinkie-wiener sandwich... your favorite.

Come on, Bob, cheer up, will ya?

You ruined my life.

You know, Bob-o, I think you're developing a bad attitude here.

You see Bob you gotta look at the bigger picture.

You gotta grab life by the lips and YANK as hard as you can!

See anything in the want ads?

Yeah, but nothing with the prestige of working at Burger World.

So what do you think Teri's gonna say when she hears you got fired again?

Teri! Oh no... what time is it?

Seven-thirty? Oh boy, I gotta go. I'll see ya later, Bob.

- Stupid!

So, what's your excuse this time?

Well, Bob and I were having a serious discussion about our... various career options.

Boy, I really like what you've done with your hair. It's really

George... did you get fired again?

Yes! Yes! It's all true!

I just don't know what's wrong with me!

So, what's for dinner?

Mashed potatoes? My favorite!

Teri, you shouldn't have!

George, when are you going to start taking things a little more seriously?

I mean, you've been wandering aimlessly from job to job ever since I've known you.

If only you could just get that overactive imagination

of yours to work for you instead of against you. Maybe you could...

what are you doing?

This means something... this is important.

Oh, George, that is just terrible, but, don't you worry.

You're a fine young man. I'm sure you'll get another job right away.

You got such a good face...

Look at this face. Would you look at this face?

Is this a face you could die for?

So, where's Uncle Harvey? I haven't seen him all night.

Oh, he'll be out soon.

I think he's having some kind of last minute business meeting.

Two pair, aces high.

Yeah, what? Hey, Louie!

I just wanted to congratulate you, Mr. Bilchik.

You did very well at the track this afternoon.

Oh yeah? I won again, huh?' Yeh Right.

Thanks, Louie. Bye.

Now, what are we doin' here?

It's your deal, Harvey.

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