Anarchy TV

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Anarchy TV
VHS cover
Directed by Jonathan Blank
Produced by Jonathan Blank
Written by Jonathan Blank
Philip Craft
Jonah Loeb
Starring Alan Thicke
Jessica Hecht
Jonathan Penner
Ahmet Zappa
Dweezil Zappa
Moon Unit Zappa
Diva Zappa
Music by Philip Foxman
Mark Sterling
Cinematography Robert Bennett
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr.
Edited by Kevin Borque
Clayton Halsey
Distributed by The Asylum
Release date
January 31, 1998
Running time
87 min.
Country U.S.A.
Language English

Anarchy TV is a 1998 low budget, independent[1] comedy film. It was directed by Jonathan Blank, and features Alan Thicke, Jessica Hecht, Jonathan Penner, Tamayo Otsuki, George Wendt, Mink Stole, and Ahmet, Dweezil, Diva and Moon Unit Zappa.[1] Blank was nominated for the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival for Anarchy TV.

The plot involves a group of young people who run an uncensored public-access television cable TV.[2] They are ejected from their show when the station is purchased by a televangelist, who considers their show pornographic. In response, the performers hijack the station and begin broadcasting a 24-hour all nude show in order to gain sympathy for their cause.

It received 4 stars from Charles Tatum on[3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (July 29, 1996). "Zappa Gang in 'Anarchy'". Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  2. ^ Staff (March 25, 1999). "Newport Beach International Film Festival". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Tatum, Charles (March 12, 2003). "Anarchy TV". Retrieved February 16, 2010. 

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