The Ratings Game (1984)

The Ratings Game
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Patricia Messina Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Tonyia Verna Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Lisa Heftmann Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000005
Michele Payne Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Angee Beckett Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Mark Karen Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000005
Alain Silver Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
Patrick Regan Production Executive n/a 118216 11000002
Merry Donner Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000006
Lana Beckett Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000007
Mel Metcalfe Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000004
Joseph Melody Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Russ Tinsley Sound Editor n/a 229 14000006
Dave Hudson Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
Terry Porter Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000002
Valerie Zielonka Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000008
Robert Yerington Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
David Riley Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000004
Steve Dubin Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000003
Dale Beldin Editor n/a 172 7000002
Michele Noble Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Bert Glatstein Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Marshall Harvey Editor n/a 172 7000001
Neil Ricklen Photography still photographer 120835 6000003
Pamela Carter Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Timothy Suhrstedt Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
David Spear Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bruce Kimmel Theme Song theme songs(MBC TV) 120929 8000002
K C Fox Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000005
Marci Liroff Casting n/a 179 10000001
Dawn Swiech Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000002
Parker Poole Lead Person leadman 120957 9000004
Bruce Ryan Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Michael Gorenblith Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Cliff Cunningham Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Michael Milkene Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Fred Judkins Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Deborah Schildt Assistant Props property assistant 120904 24000002
Dennis White Property Master n/a 120805 24000003
Don Carney Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Ron Seigel Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Fred Crippen Animator n/a 483 23000005
Rocco Gioffre Matte Painter matte artist 120959 23000002
C David Pina Main Title Design main title designer 120925 23000003
C David Pina Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000004
Marci Carlin Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Keith Harvey Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Michael Mulvaney Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000008
Ann Ducommun Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000009
Marina Muhlfriedel Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Randy Polk Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000007
John Arvanites Production Associate n/a 120822 25000006
Lezlie Holmes Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Michael Muhlfriedel Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Dream Quest Images Special Effects special visual effects 168 23000001
Jon Rothschild Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Jerry Workman Rigging Gaffer n/a 120937 15000001
Tracy Neftzger Key Grip n/a 263 15000002
Elliot Nachbar Grip n/a 365 15000003
Trevor Black Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000013
Christopher T Welch Sound Editor n/a 229 14000012
Clive Smith Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Rusty Tinsley Sound Editor n/a 229 14000010
Scot Tinsley Sound Editor n/a 229 14000011
Cobie Fair Grip n/a 365 15000004
Kevin Brennan Gaffer n/a 268 15000005
Tim McGinnis Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000010
Bob Hoover Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Joe Tremaine Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Woodrow Perkins Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000009
Rick Rothen Electrician n/a 450 15000008
Robert Field Electrician n/a 450 15000006
Mark Horton Electrician n/a 450 15000007
Veronica Flynn Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Ronald Abrams Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Randi Brough Actor Stacy 1 1000026
Army Archerd Actor Himself 1 1000027
Gail Barle Actor Hamilton's Girl 1 1000028
Candi Brough Actor Bambi 1 1000025
Gela Jacobson Actor Tamara 1 1000024
Jayne Meadows Actor Herself 1 1000021
Randi Brooks Actor Teresa 1 1000022
Cisse Cameron Actor Wendy Pomeroy 1 1000023
Allyce Beasley Actor Paisan Receptionist 1 1000029
Peter Brocco Actor Vic's Tailor 1 1000030
Stan Haze Actor Levar 1 1000035
Jason Hervey Actor Todd Sweeney 1 1000036
Damon Hines Actor Woodrow T Brown 1 1000037
Michael Gallup Actor Opera Singer 1 1000034
Michael Ensign Actor Le Boeuf Maitre d' 1 1000033
Jacqueline Cassel Actor MBC Secretary 1 1000031
Robert Costanzo Actor Nunzio 1 1000032
Steve Allen Actor Himself 1 1000020
George Wendt Actor Mr Sweeney 1 1000019
Ronny Graham Actor Cap'n Andy 1 1000007
Huntz Hall Actor Benny Benson 1 1000008
Basil Hoffman Actor Frank Friedlander 1 1000009
Louis Giambalvo Actor Goody DeSalvo 1 1000006
Barry Corbin Actor Colonel 1 1000005
Rhea Perlman Actor Francine Kester 1 1000002
Gerrit Graham Actor Parker Braithwaite 1 1000003
Bernadette Birkett Actor Mrs Sweeney 1 1000004
Kevin McCarthy Actor Wes Vandergelder 1 1000010
John Megna Actor Al 1 1000011
Fred Scialla Actor Richie DeSalvo 1 1000016
Frank Sivero Actor Bruno 1 1000017
Mark L Taylor Actor Ken 1 1000018
Vincent Schiavelli Actor Skip Imperiale 1 1000015
Joe Santos Actor Tony 1 1000014
Michael Richards Actor Sal 1 1000012
Ron Rifkin Actor Television Director 1 1000013
Jerry Hoffman Actor Mr Foley 1 1000038
Kenneth Kimmins Actor Network Spokesman 1 1000039
Selma Diamond Voice of Francine's Mother 475 1000064
Michael D Hanks Voice voiceover announcer 475 1000065
Danny DeVito Director n/a 2 2000001
Victoria Cooke Actor "HOTBODS" Girl 1 1000063
Louise Dorsey Actor "HOTBODS" Girl 1 1000062
Lorenzo Bunhe Actor "Dawn Patrol" Member 1 1000059
Tim Leitch Actor "Dawn Patrol" Member 1 1000060
Nora Gaye Actor "HOTBODS" Girl 1 1000061
David Jablin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lee Biondi Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Richard Abramitis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Leigh A Webb Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Randy B Carter Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Peter L Bergquist Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Elizabeth Ward Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Michael Barrie Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jim Mulholland Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Lee Ving Actor "Dawn Patrol" Member 1 1000058
Lisle Wilson Actor Mr Johnson 1 1000057
Russ Marin Actor Sid 1 1000045
Randall M. Miller Actor Car Attendant 1 1000046
Joey Pento Actor Teamster Sailor 1 1000047
James LeGros Actor Car Attendant 1 1000044
Paul Larson Actor Julie 1 1000043
Bruce Kimmel Actor "Wacked Out" Recruit 1 1000040
Katie LaBourdette Actor Le Boeuf Woman 1 1000041
Jeffrey Lampert Actor MBC Guard 1 1000042
Susan Peretz Actor Network Receptionist 1 1000048
Bob Perlow Actor Warmup Comic 1 1000049
Charlie Stavola Actor Cop No 1 1 1000054
J Alan Thomas Actor Cop No 2 1 1000055
Louis Welch Actor Steve 1 1000056
J T Solomon Actor Mrs Johnson 1 1000053
Harvey Skolnick Actor Network Representative No 2 1 1000052
Hal Riddle Actor The Dean 1 1000050
Jerry Seinfeld Actor Network Representative No 1 1 1000051
Danny DeVito Actor Vic DeSalvo 1 1000001
Synopsis
Diminutive Danny DeVito, as both actor and director, skewers television, the ratings system, big business and anything else that gets in the way in this first movie-for-television made for The Movie Channel, playing New Jersey trucking magnate Vic DeSalvo, who breaks into television by having the worst idea ever to come down the pike accepted by a disgruntled, just-fired TV progamming chief. The neophyte's script becomes the biggest hit in television history and Vic DeSalvo becomes the industry's darling.