The Ratings Game

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  • 1984
  • 5.9  (761)

The Ratings Game is a 1984 movie that stars the talented and hilarious Danny DeVito as a wannabe director named Vic De Salvo. Vic is a man with big ambitions, but unfortunately, his ideas and talent always seem to fall on deaf ears. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to catch a break in the entertainment industry. That is until he manages to get a job as a TV executive at a fledgling station in the middle of nowhere.

Once Vic gets there, he realizes that the station is in trouble and about to go under. But he sees an opportunity in this crisis and decides to come up with a plan to save it. Vic's plan is simple: he will create a groundbreaking hit television show that will skyrocket the ratings and save the station from ruin. However, creating a hit show is easier said than done, and Vic soon discovers that it takes more than just good ideas to get ahead in the entertainment industry.

Throughout the movie, we see Vic pouring his heart and soul into creating the ultimate TV show. From writing the script and casting the actors to directing and producing the show, Vic is involved in every aspect of the process. And despite the many obstacles he faces along the way, he refuses to give up. With the help of some unlikely allies, including his longtime friend and budding actress Francine, played by Rhea Perlman, Vic sets out to create a show that will captivate audiences and bring in the ratings he needs to save the station.

One of the key themes of The Ratings Game is the cutthroat nature of the entertainment industry. As Vic fights to make a name for himself, he faces constant opposition and backstabbing from other executives and producers who are more interested in their own success than in creating quality programming. Gerrit Graham plays the archetypal Hollywood villain in The Ratings Game, a sleazy TV producer named Allen, who will stop at nothing to sabotage Vic's show and prevent him from achieving any measure of success.

But despite the obstacles and competition he faces, Vic remains determined to succeed. His tenacity and dedication to his craft are truly admirable, and it's impossible not to root for him as he navigates the often treacherous waters of the entertainment industry.

Overall, The Ratings Game is a fun and entertaining movie that showcases Danny DeVito's considerable talents as a comedic actor and director. It's a story about the struggle to succeed in a cutthroat industry, and the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity. With a talented cast of actors and a compelling plot, The Ratings Game is a classic '80s comedy that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

The Ratings Game is a 1984 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (761)