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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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The movie Hollywood doesn't want you to see 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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Box Office

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

This movie was a box office bomb, grossing just 52,850 dollars against a budget of ten million dollars. It was only released in 19 theaters. See more »

Quotes

Alan Smithee: I saw myself on the telly! I was in a bar off Sunset, drinking a pink gin, and I saw myself on the bloody telly!
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Alan Smithee: And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again...
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Crazy Credits

Various extra scenes and outtakes during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

DANCE, C'MON, DANCE
Arrangement adaptation by Joel Diamond for Silver Blue Music, Ltd.
Performed by Joel Diamond Galaxy
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Very funny poke at Hollywood
29 July 2002 | by (Indianapolis, Indiana) – See all my reviews

I can't believe the negative quotes for this movie. Sure, it isn't the fastest paced movie in the world, but for sheer parody of Hollywood it works quite well. Especially the Whoopie, Stallone and Jackie Chan parts.


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