after being fired, George Newman (Weird al Yankovic) Gains an old UHF tv station that his uncle harvey bilchik won in a poker game. however all of George's attempts to compete with the top network in town (channel 8) fail. That is until he allows lovable and dopey janitor Stanley Spadowski (Seinfeld's Michael Richards) his own TV show. the channel soon becomes a hit, to the anger of channel 8 head RJ Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy).

    Cast overview, first billed only:

    'Weird Al' Yankovic .... George Newman
    Victoria Jackson .... Teri
    Kevin McCarthy .... R.J. Fletcher

    Michael Richards .... Stanley Spadowski
    David Bowe .... Bob
    Stanley Brock .... Uncle Harvey
    Anthony Geary .... Philo
    Trinidad Silva .... Raul Hernandez
    Gedde Watanabe .... Kuni

    Billy Barty .... Noodles MacIntosh
    John Paragon .... Richard Fletcher

    Fran Drescher .... Pamela Finklestein
    Sue Ane Langdon .... Aunt Esther

    David Proval .... Head Thug

    Grant James .... Killer Thug

    Vance Colvig ...Kindly But Verbose Old Bum

    Directed by Jay Levey
    Released by Orion Pictures Inc.
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Parents Strongly Cautioned
    MPAC Rating: 14A for Fourteen Accompanied