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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  20 February 1998 (USA)
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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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Leon 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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 52,998 (Germany) (12 June 1998)

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DEM 52,998 (Germany) (12 June 1998)
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Trivia

'Alan Smithee' exclaims that the film is "worse than Showgirls (1995)", also written by Joe Eszterhas. See more »

Quotes

Dion Brothers: Use that name everyone be using!
Alan Smithee: I can't! I *am* Alan Smithee!
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Various extra scenes and outtakes during the end credits. See more »

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References One False Move (1992) See more »

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Are you a masochist? An Alan Smithee Film is for you!
19 August 1998 | by (Seattle, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film, An Alan Smithee Film, and it is absolutely the most excruciating film I've ever seen. It's no wonder Arthur Hiller took his name off this film. I wasn't sure what was supposed to be funny and what was supposed to be straight. Even the outtakes during the credits were so not funny that it was painful to watch. In summary, avoid this movie at all costs. The world will be a better place for you if you do.


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