“Burn Hollywood Burn” Movie Review

Eric Idle in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

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.


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: ShowgirlsF.I.S.T.Basic Instinct; JadeThe Jagged EdgeFlashdanceLove StoryThe HospitalSilver StreakCatchfire/BacktrackRabbit Test; the Rocky movies; This Is Spinal TapThe Crow: Wicked PrayerWolf of Wall StreetThe Third ManLet There Be LightMoment by MomentMy Dinner with AndreMission: ImpossibleBarton Fink

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Theatrical trailer for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

The first three minutes of this turd

Siskel & Ebert’s review

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