UHF

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UHF

A lot of TV stations have forgotten what "quality" means, but not Channel 62. They NEVER knew what it meant.

19891 h 37 min
Overview

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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Director Jay Levey
Runtime 1 h 37 min
Release Date 21 July 1989
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Movie Rating Not rated
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Storyline: 
A sophomoric, but funny cult film about George Newman (Yankovic), the manager of a small UHF TV station his uncle won in a poker game. When George drafts the janitor (Richards) as the star of Stanley Spadowski’s Playhouse, starts showing an eclectic mix of unusual programs like “Wheel Of Fish,” “Name That Stain,” and “Conan The Librarian,” U-62 becomes an overnight success. As the station’s ratings start to rise, TV mogul R.J. Fletcher (McCarthy) schemes to buy the station and turn it into a parking lot.
Library Focus: 
One of the upcoming programs advertised on U-62 is Conan the Librarian. This short ad features the Roger Callard as the longhaired, muscle-bound Conan the librarian picking up a patron and asking: “Don’t you know the Dewey Decimal system?” Later, Conan slices a borrower in half for returning a book late. This sequence is a delightful parody of the librarian’s stereotype image. * Image copyright of Internet Movie Database.