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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
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Ryan O Ryan O'Neal
James Edmunds
Coolio Coolio
Dion Brothers
Chuck D. Chuck D.
Leon Brothers
Eric Idle Eric Idle
Alan Smithee
Richard Jeni Richard Jeni
Jerry Glover
Leslie Stefanson Leslie Stefanson
Michelle Rafferty
Sandra Bernhard Sandra Bernhard
Ann Glover
Cherie Lunghi Cherie Lunghi
Myrna Smithee


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Description: Subtitled An Alan Smithee Film (referring to a long-standing pseudonym for a director who disowns a film), this 1998 satire is notable chiefly for having the same thing happen in real life, as director Arthur Hiller (Love Story) took his name off the picture after clashing with screenwriter and producer Joe Eszterhas (Showgirls, Basic Instinct). The plot of Eszterhas's farce has to do with a filmmaker who really is named Alan Smithee, played by Eric Idle (Monty Python's The Meaning of Life). After signing on to direct a big-budget blockbuster at the behest of a sleazy producer (Ryan O'Neal), Smithee realizes he has lost control ... (more)
Release date: 20 February 1998
UPC: 717951000613
Tags: Comedy (1), 1997 (1), Critically Bashed (1), Box Office Flop (1), 1998 (1), 1990s (1), Big Business (1), Showbiz (1), Hollywood (1), Satire (1)
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