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Funnyman "Weird" Al Yankovic stars in this comedy as George Newman, a man who takes over a low-rent TV station won by his uncle in a poker game. Newman's unconventional methods for boosting ratings include giving the station's janitor his own children's program -- with spectacularly successful results. Complications ensue when the unscrupulous head of a rival network tries to drive Newman off the air, but there's still plenty of time out for fantasy music video segments and TV bits which showcase Yankovic's talents as a parodist.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Pg-13
Movie Studio: Shout! Factory
Movie Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Media Satire, Absurd Comedy, Showbiz Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Satire
Movie Theme: Fighting the System, Success is the Best Revenge, Underdogs, Stop the Wrecking Ball
MPAA Warnings: Adult Humor, Questionable for Children, Violence, Profanity, Adult Language
Run Time: 0 (minutes)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Subtitle Language: English
Street Date: November 11, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 246-11-7286
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