THE MOGUL is an off-market edition of what was originally a PARAMOUNT home VHS release entitled THE RATINGS GAME. Various niche outfits have issued this comedy, mostly on tape. The general consensus is that NONE are worth buying due to inferior picture quality. As of 12/09, "Mogul/Ratings Game" was not available on a studio authorized DVD.
Recommended as a collectible certain to increase in value is the 1998 Paramount VHS of THE RATINGS GAME.
Danny DeVito is a Mob-connected trucking outfit owner. His girlfriend (Rhea Perlman) works for the Computron ratings company. With her inside info, Danny is able to send his goons to Computron households and artificially raise the ratings of various TV shows he produces for a struggling 4th-rate network.
This made-for-TVer plays like an extended SNL skit and has some outstandingly funny moments. The cast includes SEINFELD's Michael Richards in his third big screen appearance and Bowery Boy Huntz Hall ('Sach') in one of his last. Watch for George Wendt ('Norm' on CHEERS) in a small role. Jerry Seinfeld also cameos!
Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 IMDb viewer poll rating.
(5.9) The Mogul ("The Ratings Game") (TV-1984) - Danny DeVito/Rhea Perlman/Barry Corbin/Huntz Hall/Kevin McCarthy/Michael Richards/Vincent Schiavelli/Daniel Stern/George Wendt/Steve Allen/Jayne Meadows/Army Archerd/Jerry Seinfeld/Selma Diamond (uncredited: Roy Firestone/Ed. Weinberger)