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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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An Outrageous Look At Making Movies! See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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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 and Writer Joe Eszterhas, over Arthur Hiller's cut. See more »

Quotes

Alan Smithee: It's worse than "Showgirls"!
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Various extra scenes and outtakes during the end credits. See more »

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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

I'D RATHER BE A PORN STAR
Written by Kim Andrew and Darren Edwards
Performed by Brilliant Sins
Courtesy of Noisy Bleeder Records
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Engagingingly funny, but for a limited audience
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are in the feature film industry, what makes this picture so funny is the close parody... some of the characters appear to be modeled on real people. It would not be too far a stretch of the imagination to believe that two of the characters are parodies of Peter Guber and John Peters of Sony Pictures. Read the true story of these two guys' careers, documented in the book, Hit and Run, then watch Burn Hollywood Burn again. You will probably find the film twice as entertaining as the first time you watched it. After having last watched the film 7 years ago, I bought the DVD this week because I wanted to see if I could grab the title track that I liked, and I also clearly remembered (and liked) the graffiti art that was drawn for the movie title. Once I got the DVD in my hands, though, I watched the film all the way through again, and enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time I saw it.


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