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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

When a rookie filmmaker with the unfortunate name Alan Smithee realizes he's an unwitting studio puppet, being forced to make a big-budget action film he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.

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James Edmunds
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Dion Brothers
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Jerry Glover
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Michelle Rafferty
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Ann Glover
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Myrna Smithee
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Sam Rizzo
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Gary Samuels
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Sista Tu Lumumba
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Stagger Lee
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Aloe Vera
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Bill Bardo
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Wayne Jackson
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Storyline

Director Alan Smithee comes to Hollywood to make a movie. Due to a variety of factors, he decides to disown it and direct it under a pseudonym. Unfortunately, the Director's Guild requires that if a director disowns a movie in this fashion, he *must* use the official Director's Guild pseudonym...which happens to be Alan Smithee. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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20 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,447 (USA) (27 February 1998)

Gross:

$15,447 (USA) (27 February 1998)
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Trivia

The original script specified Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. See more »

Quotes

Whoopi Goldberg: I like working with directors. And I've saved a lot of their jobs. And they've saved a few of my performances...
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Crazy Credits

Various extra scenes and outtakes during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Trip (1967) See more »

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I WANNA BE MIKE OVITZ
Written by Joe Eszterhas and Gary G-Wiz
Performed by Magic Kingdom
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This movie is good
29 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie like, three years ago on HBO, or something, and I thought it was awesome. So I decided to see what people on the net had to say about it, and I was shocked. Apparently everyone and there mother hates this film. I don't know why. Sure it's no masterpiece, but only a handful of movies are. When Roger Ebert said it was worst than Showgirls, he went too far. At worst, I expected reviews like 2/5 stars, or 4.5/10 points. Instead I got things like 0 stars, something I didn't even know existed. I could see people didn't like the way the actors looked at the screen (even though it was a mockumentary), or the way you can't care too much for any one character (even though it's a satire, in which society as a whole should look bad). The movie has an odd flow to it (is that bad?), which I found cool. I Don't see why people can praise films like "Memento" (which told a story in an unconventional way, just like "Burn"), or "Spinal Tap" (which has no real plot, just like "Burn"), and not give this movie, and at least average review. If you can find it, watch it and decide for yourself, don't take the word of these flakers and perpetrators.


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