Advertisement As movie ideas go, this isn't a bad one. It should appeal to all us 9-years olds!! They were surprised when one of their agents had shown the script to the founders of a new production company, Cinecorp, who were interested in the script and had given it to directors Gene Kirkwood and ; Kirkwood stated he has previously seen Yankovic's videos and wanted to make a movie with him. He has a strange look and funny teeth and seems incapable of telling a lie, and if the character had been developed, something funny might have come of it. It was released by and is currently owned by. It featured guest appearances from , , and others. They also had approached for Philo's role, but Glover said that he only wanted to play a used car salesman and no other part, turning down the offer.
Yankovic and Levey wrote the film after Yankovic's , looking to apply the musician's parody and comedy to film, and chose the approach of George being a with a vivid imagination to support the inclusion of parodies within the film. George and Bob find the station is nearly bankrupt and struggles for ratings with its lineup of reruns. For George's girlfriend Teri Campbell, they didn't feel that they needed to spend a significant amount of time developing this side as they did not consider Yankovic to be the type of actor for a romantic lead. Prices skyrocketed, ranging from fifty to a hundred dollars or more. Channel 8's exterior is an office block 6655 South Lewis Building occupied by.
Just the tower itself remains at this location today. At the time, Hodgson was also working on. The film was dedicated to Silva. Hodgson turned down the role feeling at the time that he wasn't a good actor. Yankovic and the creators of the film considered that the film had a strong audience with younger viewers which did well to fill midday matinees but did not succeed in helping to sell tickets for more lucrative evening and nighttime showings. The new shows barely alter Channel 62's low viewership and Bob warns George they are days from becoming insolvent.
David Bowe, who had been a long-time Yankovic fan, easily fit the role during auditions. . While only a modest success during its theatrical release, it became a on home video. And Stanley Spadowsky's clubhouse 'Ooh, free toy, free toy'? George's uncle Harvey wins the deed to Channel 62, a , in a poker game, and Harvey's wife Esther urges him to put George in charge, hoping it will help turn his life around. When Stanley the janitor first goes on the air, for example, there's a kind of goofy charm about him. He provokes the ire of a major network station that dislikes the competitive upstart. Geary wanted to perform the role both as a fan of Yankovic and seeing the role as completely opposite from his normal acting.
It's routine, predictable, and dumb - real dumb. Then, when the movie bombed, I woke up and. Yankovic also has a problem with his leading actor - himself. He needs to practice throwing back his shoulders and strutting; he creates a dispirited vacuum at the center of many scenes. Though Yankovic has considered the possibility of a sequel, he has not actively pursued this. The movie was re-released in Europe, the United States and Canada on , but because of the little money earned at the box office, it soon fell.
The steps of City Hall are actually at 913 S. The story concept they created was based on Yankovic's approach to his music videos, making parodies of other works. Kuni was written with the intention of being performed by Gedde Watanabe from the start. At the time of filming, the Kensington Galleria 71st and Lewis was being closed down to convert the mall into office space, allowing the production team to use it for both sound stage and interior scenes including those for both Channels 8 and 62; the mall was also situated near a hotel making it ideal for housing the cast and crew during filming. George is able to make amends with Teri. George and Bob race back, finding there's a renewed interest in the station.
On review aggregation website , the film has a 63% rating based on 24 reviews, with an average score of 5. As the focus of the film was to be on the parodies, George was not fleshed out beyond enough character development to drive the principal storyline. For George's friend Bob Speck, they looked for an actor that could be seen as a friend to George. Esther overhears this and coerces Harvey to give George the opportunity to make a counter-offer. An unemployed visionary finds a job as the manager of a television station his uncle owns. With popular less-than-network standards of programming, George and his friends try to save the town's new favorite station. Trinidad Silva had performed his primary scenes, but he died in a car accident after returning home.
No summary can explain the appeal of this film, but quotes? The telethon launches with great interest, fueled by Stanley's boundless energy. But sometimes Stanley seems to be on the station in the movie, and at other times he seems to be hosting pirate television from the moon. Fletcher, they found that Kevin McCarthy was in a similar stage of his career as. Critic wrote in the that Yankovic's approach to satire and parody works for the short-form music video, but does not work to fill out a full-length movie. The result is a very unfunny movie. Philo's role was written with in mind, building on Hodgson's stand-up routines of using homemade inventions and deadpan comedy. The news desk was located at , a local member station.