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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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Myrna Smithee
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Stagger Lee
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Aloe Vera
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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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Box Office

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

Arthur Hiller removed his name from the credits after the film's production company, Cinergi Pictures, preferred the cut made by producer/writer Joe Eszterhas over Arthur Hiller's cut. See more »

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Sylvester Stallone: Comedy is my life, that's why I'm star-ving!
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Various extra scenes and outtakes during the end credits. See more »

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References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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19 April 2000 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I thought that this film was utterly hilarious. What a concept! Watching it late at night on Starz!, I woke my entire family up laughing. The actors are great, the documentary style footage is wonderful, but when it flashed "Linguist" under Jackie Chan's name, I lost it. 7 out of 10. Funny stuff, in the same ballpark as MST3K: The Movie.


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