UHF (1989)

Director
Jay Levey

Main cast
"Weird Al" Yankovic; Victoria Jackson; Michael Richards; David Bowe; Fran Drescher

Genres
Comedy

Description
An unemployed visionary finds a job as the manager of a television station his uncle owns. Unfortunately, due to gambling debts, the uncle is forced to consider selling the station to a rival station's owner. With popular less-than-network standards of programming, George and his friends try to save the town's new favorite station.


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