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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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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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20 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,447 (USA) (27 February 1998)
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After Arthur Hiller had his credit changed to Alan Smithee, the Director's Guild of America unregistered the name Alan Smithee. This is the last film to ever bear that pseudonym. 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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Spoofs A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

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I AIN'T TAKING NO SHORTS
Written by Silkk the Shocker
Performed by Silkk the Shocker
Courtesy of No Limit Records
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Amazing how unentertainingly bad this is!
13 July 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This confounds in its badness. And I know "badness" is not a word, but "Burn Hollywood Burn" is not a movie, and that didn't stop them.

All the actors in it should be ashamed... except Ryan O'Neil, whose performance actually stood out and was pretty good. But, that's all there was in this picture that was good. The music, the directing, the editing, and especially, the writing. Joe Eszterhas can chalk yet another bomb to his over-paid resume.


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