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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

R | | Comedy | 8 May 1998 (Thailand)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Edmunds
... Dion Brothers
... Leon Brothers
... Alan Smithee
... Jerry Glover
... Michelle Rafferty
... Ann Glover
... Myrna Smithee
... Sam Rizzo
... Gary Samuels
... Sista Tu Lumumba
... Stagger Lee
... Aloe Vera
... Bill Bardo
... 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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Comedy

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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8 May 1998 (Thailand)  »

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An Alan Smithee Film  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,992, 1 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,779
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Idle himself said in various interviews meant to promote the film that "this is rather dreadful". See more »

Quotes

Jackie Chan: I don't die. Even if I die, I come back with Reincarnation, so I don't die!
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Various extra scenes and outtakes during the end credits. See more »

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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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GOIN' TO MALIBU
Written by Chris Murray and John Zambetti
Performed by The Malibooz
Courtesy of Malibooz Music
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Highly underrated
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is actually a rather intelligent, if cynical, satire of the shallow and idiotic nature of Hollywood. More cameos than you can shake a stick at. Ryan O'Neal is great as an amoral producer. Eric Idle is even better as an unfortunate director named Alan Smithee whose movie is corrupted by the studio. He wants to remove his name from the movie, but since Alan Smithee is the pseudonym used for directors who want to remove their name from a picture, he is out of luck and becomes... unbalanced. Very dry, but very amusing. If you liked Last Action Hero and Purple Rose of Cairo, you'll probably like this.


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