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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

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Critic Consensus: A witless Hollywood satire whose hammy, obvious jokes are neither funny nor insightful of the movie business.

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After his egotistical producer hacks up director Alan Smithee's $22-millon actioner Trio, and the Director's Guild refuses to let him use a pseudonym (the only acceptable one is "Alan Smithee"), he steals the negative. Joe Eszterhas' Hollywood send-up features many star cameos.more
Rating: R (For strong language and some sexual humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Joe Eszterhas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Runtime:
Hollywood Pictures

Cast

Ryan O'Neal
as James Edmunds
Eric Idle
as Alan Smithee
Chuck D.
as Leon Brothers
Richard Jeni
as Jerry Glover
Coolio
as Dion Brothers
Jackie Chan
as Himself
Leslie Stefanson
as Michelle Rafferty
Sandra Bernhard
as Ann Glover
Gavin Polone
as Gary Samuels
MC Lyte
as Sister Lumumba
Cherie Lunghi
as Myrna Smithee
Gavin Palone
as Gary Samuels
MC Lite
as Sister Il Lumumba
Marcello Thedford
as Stagger Lee
Nicole Nagel
as Aloe Vera
Erik King
as Wayne Jackson
Jim Piddock
as Attendant No. 1
Naomi Campbell
as Attendant No. 2
Dina Spybey
as Allessandra
Robert Littman
as Cousin Andrew
Doug Walker
as Photographer
Leslie Segar
as Big Lez
Duane Davis
as Black Policeman
Hideo Kimura
as Japanese Businessman
Earl Kim Shiroma
as Japanese Businessman
Jesse Rambis
as Lakers Fan
Christopher Kelley
as British Bartender
Robert Evans
as Himself
Shane Black
as Himself
Jeremy Baka
as Himself
Lisa Canning
as Herself
Larry King
as Himself
Peter Bart
as Himself
Billy Barty
as Himself
Victor Drai
as Himself
Alan Smith
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (10)

The level of humor could be called sophomoric, but that would insult most sophomores.

Full Review… | March 25, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A comedy without laughs, an expose without point.

Full Review… | March 25, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

What turns the witlessness rancid is the way the movie is saturated in the very corruption it thinks it's ridiculing.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A caustic but under-funny "expose" of the venality of the motion picture business.

Full Review… | July 20, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

If you harbor an interest in watching so-called "industry smarts" autodestruct, this carries a certain morbid appeal, but that's about the extent of it.

Full Review… | July 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Burning is too good for such a wretched fiasco; only a surgical nuclear strike could suitably destroy what has to be one of the most enervating comedies ever made.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

Unfunny mockumentary.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Fairly funny faux-doc about a fake movie. Also contains an insane amount of cameos.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Could have been so much had it been filmed as a mockumentary rather than a comedy-pretending-to-be-a-documentary.

nuheart
Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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