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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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
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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