4.7/10
57
1 user 1 critic

Burning Down the House (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 February 2001 (USA)
A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Continuity I (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A spy agency trys to prove that God exists so that Communism can be destroyed absolutely. Agent "Peter Lorre" trains remote viewers for the mission, but has cosmic problems when he tries time-travel himself.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Anni Blackhurst, Victoria Bullock, Paul Clemens
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Barry Otto, William Yang, Imogen Annesley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Pixie is cursed with turning into a Pterodactyl when her husband is caught messing with bones on an ancient burial ground. Her husband, children, friends, and neighbours must come to terms ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Aron Eisenberg, Barry Humphries
Joseph's Gift (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Joseph is the youngest member of a large family that owns a successful garment business in Los Angeles. His father, Jacob, makes no attempt at hiding the fact that Joseph is his favorite ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Freddy Rodríguez, Brion James, Robert Townsend
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dr Cohen works in a mental institution where all patients believe they're historical members of the German Nazi Party, including Hitler. They are allowed to live out their delusions, so "Hitler" tries to consolidate his power.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Remy Auberjonois, Rene Auberjonois, Joseph Bottoms
Musical | Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This story of Modernism, muses and the role of sexuality in art, is told by famed art critic Lord Steinway. When a soccer player, 29, confronts Steinway as his son, the story takes a modernist twist itself.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Sonia Alexandria, John Apicella, Anni Blackhurst
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A look at the myths and realities surrounding aliens and UFOs

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: William J. Birnes, Michael R. Blaha, Ruth Gabriel
Comedy

A wacky family tries to save their house from a pyromaniac brother.

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Jonathan Ball, Douglas Dunning, Sandy Gutman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An East Village performance space fought against the Bowery homeless shelter who threatened to shut them down. Some of the most iconic figures in music have performed here.

Director: Mandy Stein
Stars: Dicky Barrett, Michael Bloomberg, Clem Burke
Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Philippe Mora, Max Fairchild, Sandy Gutman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jake Seiling
...
Arnie Green
...
Brenda Goodman
Ceasar Cavaricci ...
Ray
...
Arthur Kranston
...
Bartender
...
Concierge
...
Pierre
...
Carolina
...
Bob Washington
...
Francois
...
Sy
...
Repo Man
...
Casting Office Assistant
Darnell Dalton ...
Man at Bar
Edit

Storyline

A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High Tension in the Tropics  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is taken from a song by U.S. group "Talking Heads". See more »

Soundtracks

Rattlesnake Shake
(from 1970)
Written by Peter Green
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Madcap black comedy
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Very offbeat black comedy like a low budget version of The Player with the great John Savage starring as a former big time director who literally has his house burnt down to finance a movie. The beginning of the film is a bit slow but then it turns into a manic rush of madcap highjinx watching Savage with his B Producer 'uh nut ball friend (James Wilder) trying to get their movie made. Great cast with even a cameo by Mick Fleetwood.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Burning Down the House (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?