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Alan Smithee (IV)

'Alan Smithee' is a common pseudonym for directors whose film was clearly taken away from her/him and recut heavily against her/his wishes in ways that completely altered the film. The Directors Guild contract generally does not permit a director to remove her/his name from films. The Directors Guild has been striving for decades to establish the ... See full bio »
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 2014 Alex the Vampire (really Christopher Nicholson)
 2010 Tom Toal: On the Scrapheap (Documentary)
 2010 Wurm (Short)
 2010 Neowolf (really Yvan Gauthier)
 2008 Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down? (Video short)
 2008 Beach Cops (Short)
 2008 The Elusive David Agnew (Video documentary short)
 2008 V.C.R. (Short)
 2005 Living Better with Steve Spitz (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (2005)
- Episode #1.14 (2005)
- Episode #1.13 (2005)
- Episode #1.12 (2005)
- Episode #1.11 (2005)
 2005 Street Walkers 3 (Video)
 2005 Ginban Kaleidoscope (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Shinderera (2005) ... (as Alan Smi Thee)
 2005 Fugitives Run (really Philip Spink)
 2004 Team Spirit (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Here Comes Santa Claus (Short)
 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Motherhunt: Part 2 (2002) ... (really Charles B. Wessler)
- Motherhunt: Part 1 (2002) ... (really Charles B. Wessler)
 2002 In the Wrong Hands (really Chris Johnston & James A. Seale)
 2000 The Disciples (TV Movie) (really Kirk Wong)
 2000 Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (video "I Will Always Love You")
 1999 Soul's Ark (Video)
 1999 The Coroner
 1999 Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (Documentary) (really Wesley Emerson)
 1999 Woman Wanted (really Kiefer Sutherland)
 1997 Dilemma
 1997 River Made to Drown In (really James Merendino)
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
 1997 Le zombi de Cap-Rouge (really Simon Robideaux)
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (really Arthur Hiller)
 1996 Exit (Video) (really Ric Roman Waugh)
 1996 Hellraiser: Bloodline (really Kevin Yagher)
 1995 Smoke n Lightnin (really Mike Kirton)
 1995 Raging Angels
 1995 The O.J. Simpson Story (TV Movie) (really Jerrold Freedman)
 1995 Shim Sham Shimmy (Video short)
 1994 While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie) (really Ivan Passer)
 1994 The Birds II: Land's End (TV Movie) (really Rick Rosenthal)
 1993 Call of the Wild (TV Movie) (really Michael Uno)
 1992 Bay City Story (TV Movie)
 1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Accidents Happen (1992) ... (really Mary Lambert)
 1991 The Owl (TV Movie)
 1991 Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (really Dean Tschetter)
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Strange Tales of Weird Science (1990) ... (segments "Pit Bullied", "Duck in the Muck", really Art Leonardi)
 1990 Fatal Charm (Video) (really Fritz Kiersch)
 1990 The Shrimp on the Barbie (really Michael Gottlieb)
 1990 Solar Crisis (really Richard C. Sarafian)
 1990 Catchfire (really Dennis Hopper)
 1989 Ganheddo (US version, really Masato Harada)
 1987 Karen's Song (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1987) ... (as Allen Smithee)
 1987 Riviera (TV Movie) (really John Frankenheimer)
 1987 I Love N.Y. (really Gianni Bozzacchi)
 1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (really Paul Aaron and Terry Windsor)
 1986 Ghost Fever (really Lee Madden)
 1986 Let's Get Harry (really Stuart Rosenberg)
 1986 Code of Vengeance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 Dalton: Code of Vengeance II (TV Movie)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985) ... (segment "Paladin of the Lost Hour", really Gilbert Cates)
 1985 MacGyver (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Heist (1985)
- Pilot (1985) ... (really Jerrold Freedman)
 1985 Stitches (really Rod Holcomb)
 1985 Appointment with Fear (really Ramzi Thomas)
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
 1982 Moonlight (TV Movie) (really Jackie Cooper and Rod Holcomb)
 1981 McClain's Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980 Gypsy Angels
 1980 Fun and Games (TV Movie) (really Paul Bogart)
 1980 City in Fear (TV Movie) (really Jud Taylor)
 1980 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Love, on Instant Replay (1980) ... (really E. Arthur Kean)
 1970 The Challenge (TV Movie) (really George McCowan)
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter (as Allen Smithee, really Don Siegel & Robert Totten)
 1968 Fade-In (TV Movie) (really Jud Taylor)
 1965 The 1965 Parade of Homes (TV Movie documentary)
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed music video for Ruff Endz's "No More". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sumishii Aran | Alan Smithee Jr. | Alain Smithee | Allan Smithee | Allen Smithee | Alan Smi Thee
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Personal Quote:

When I refused to take directing credit for the film [Death of a Gunfighter], as did Bob Totten, the Directors' Guild made up a pseudonym for Totten and myself, 'Allen Smithee'. As the picture was well received, I told my young friends who wanted to be directors to change their name to Smithee and take credit for direction of the picture. I don't know if anyone did this. I still think under ... See more »

Trivia:

"Alan Smithee" is an anagram for "The Alias Men" See more »

Trademark:

Alan Smithee has no distinguishable style, nor is it usually apparent what director he is taking the credit for.

Nickname:

The World's Lousiest Director; The Scapegoat

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