An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director:Alan Smithee
Writer:Joe Eszterhas
Director of Photography:Reynaldo Villalobos
Editors:Marcus Manton and Jim Langlois
Music:Chuck D and Gary G-Wiz
Production Designer:David L. Snyder
Producer:Ben Myron
Hollywood Pictures; R; 86 minutes
Cast:Ryan O'Neal, Eric Idle, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Chan, Sandra Bernhard and Robert Evans

A satirical comedy about a filmmaker, ironically named Alan Smithee (Eric Idle) who pulls the plug on his own ailing big-budget movie production. Writer Joe Eszterhas takes a lot of potshots at Hollywood in this cameo-fest, but just ends up shooting himself in the foot. No wonder the actual director, Arthur Hiller, really did pull an Alan Smithee when they wrapped this megaflop.

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