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The Ratings Game [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 31305165
  • Release Date: 07/19/2016
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening"
    • "Minestrone"
    • "The Selling of Vince D'Angelo"
    • "The Sound Sleeper"
    • Behind the scenes featurette
    • Collection of rare short films directed by Danny DeVito
    • Funny deleted scenes


    The Mogul
    Made for cable television, The Ratings Game was directed by Danny DeVito, who co-starred in the film with his wife Rhea Perlman. DeVito plays the owner of a New Jersey trucking firm who yearns for a televison career. He offers several TV-series ideas to a receptive network programming head. On the verge of being fired, the network exec decides to have his revenge on his ex-bosses by selecting the very worst of DeVito's concepts. The "born to fail" series becomes a hit, and soon DeVito is the hottest programmer in the industry! More truthful than many of us are willing to admit, The Ratings Game premiered with astonishingly little fanfare over The Movie Channel cable service on December 15, 1984. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Danny DeVito
      Danny DeVito - Vic De Salvo
    • Rhea Perlman
      Rhea Perlman - Francine Kester
    • Gerritt Graham
      Gerritt Graham - Parker Braithwaite
    • Kevin McCarthy
      Kevin McCarthy - Wes Vandergelder
    • Jayne Meadows
      Jayne Meadows - Herself (special appearance)

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As Hilarious as it was prescient

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This was Danny Devito's first job as director and is a hilarious view on how television shows are produced. While there are obvious comparisons to 80's tv shows, it also seems very prescient in terms of how bad network tv has become. It is well worth the purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great underseen movie!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a great comedy and this blu Ray release is stellar. I never thought I would see this film come to blu Ray. I can finally retire my beat up VHS tape. Devito is amazing and the tv parodies are brilliant. See this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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