An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 86 min
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood, Burn (the onscreen title is simply Burn Hollywood Burn) is a 1998 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller (using the Alan Smithee pseudonym), written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Eric Idle as... read more
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood, Burn (the onscreen title is simply Burn Hollywood Burn) is a 1998 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller (using the Alan Smithee pseudonym), written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Eric Idle as the protagonist, a director unfortunately named Alan Smithee. The film follows Smithee as he steals the negatives to his latest film and goes on the run. Critically panned, the film "won" five awards (including Worst Picture) at the 1998 Golden Raspberry Awards. The film had an estimated budget of $10 million and grossed at least $52,850, as it was only released in 19 theaters. The film's creation set off a chain of events, which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit in 2000. Its plot (about a director attempting to disown a film) eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production; director Hiller requested that his name be removed after witnessing the final cut of the film by the studio.

Original Release

02/20/1998

Cast

Tony Devon Tony Devon
Norman Jewison Norman Jewison
Jennifer Leigh Edwards Jennifer Leigh Edwards
Ryan O'Neal James Edmunds
Coolio Dion Brothers
Chuck D. Leon Brothers
Eric Idle Alan Smithee
Richard Jeni Jerry Glover
Leslie Stefanson Michelle Rafferty
Sandra Bernhard Ann Glover
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Arthur Hiller, Alan Smithee

Writers

Joe Eszterhas

Cast

Tony Devon Tony Devon
Norman Jewison Norman Jewison
Jennifer Leigh Edwards Jennifer Leigh Edwards
Ryan O'Neal James Edmunds
Coolio Dion Brothers
Chuck D. Leon Brothers
Eric Idle Alan Smithee
Richard Jeni Jerry Glover
Leslie Stefanson Michelle Rafferty
Sandra Bernhard Ann Glover
Cherie Lunghi Myrna Smithee
Harvey Weinstein Sam Rizzo
Gavin Polone Gary Samuels
MC Lyte Sista Tu Lumumba
Marcello Thedford Stagger Lee
Nicole Nagel Aloe Vera
Stephen Tobolowsky Bill Bardo
Erik King Wayne Jackson
Jim Piddock Attendant #1
Naomi Campbell Attendant #2

Producers

Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Fred C. Caruso Executive Producer
Ben Myron Executive Producer
Michael R. Sloan Executive Producer
Joe Eszterhas Executive Producer
Fred C. Caruso Producer
Joe Eszterhas Producer
Ben Myron Producer
Michael R. Sloan Producer

Editors

L. James Langlois

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