UHF released

UHF is a 1989 American comedy film starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Bowe, Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, Anthony Geary, Emo Phillips and Trinidad Silva, in whose memory the film is dedicated.

The title refers to Ultra High Frequency broadcasting and the small, local, often rerun-oriented program such stations often broadcast.

The film was directed by Jay Levey, Yankovic's manager, who also co-wrote the screenplay with him. It was produced by Cinecorp Productions, and released by Orion Pictures Corporation.

The film was distributed as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe. On several parts of the DVD, Yankovic expresses how much he despises the international title. He suggested The Vidiot when producers suggested that overseas audiences wouldn't know what the title meant, and they combined the two titles.