The Ratings Game | 1984

Comedy
A sympatic mafioso uses the help of his girlfriend to manipulate the audience of a small tv program, thus becoming a star.

Cast

... Vic DeSalvo

Actor

... Francine Kester

Actor

... Parker Braithwaite

Actor

... Mrs Sweeney

Actor

... Colonel

Actor

... Goody DeSalvo

Actor

... Cap'n Andy

Actor

... Benny Benson

Actor

... Frank Friedlander

Actor

... Wes Vandergelder

Actor

... Al

Actor

... Sal

Actor

Company

Production Company

E Equals MC Squared

Production Company

Echo Films Services

Production Company

Glen Glenn Sound Company

Production Company

Production Company

MGM/UA Studio Facilities

Production Company

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.

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