An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 116
“That is not good. That’s bad.”
Daniel and Corky get released from the Keith Moon Psychiatric Facility long enough to review the impossibly unfunny comedy An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. Joe Eszterhas’ lame, career-killing non-movie is 85 minutes of an over-validated, out-of-touch, inexplicably bitter screenwriter grinding an ax and making O.J. jokes.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss pasta guys, truck drivers with Tourette’s, bad Casey Kasam impressions and head-scratching Cliff Robertson references.
BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical release: Feb. 27, 1998
Domestic box office: $45,000 (production budget: $10 million)
Critics scores: 8 on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDB synopsis: “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 movie he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.”
This week’s referenced movies: Showgirls; F.I.S.T.; Basic Instinct; Jade; The Jagged Edge; Flashdance; Love Story; The Hospital; Silver Streak; Catchfire/Backtrack; Rabbit Test; the Rocky movies; This Is Spinal Tap; The Crow: Wicked Prayer; Wolf of Wall Street; The Third Man; Let There Be Light; Moment by Moment; My Dinner with Andre; Mission: Impossible; Barton Fink
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare