Burn, Hollywood, Burn


1h 26m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A pseudo-documentary about a fictional British, first-time director named Alan Smithee who is hired to direct an action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. He hates the film, the budget has ballooned to a whopping $315 million, and he wants to have his name removed, bu

Film Details

Also Known As
Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn, An
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

A pseudo-documentary about a fictional British, first-time director named Alan Smithee who is hired to direct an action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. He hates the film, the budget has ballooned to a whopping $315 million, and he wants to have his name removed, but the Directors Guild mandates that the pseudonym in such a situation must be "Alan Smithee."

Crew

Mark Albertson

Driver

Daril Alder

Set Decorator

Kate Amer

Production Coordinator

Kim Andrew

Song

Albert Aquino

Boom Operator

Newton Arnold

Assistant Director

Sam Arroyo

Craft Service

Jeremy Baka

Song

Jeremy Baka

Song Performer

Jeremy Baka

Other

Jeremy Baka

Special Thanks To

Melanie J Baker

Art Director

Sandy M Balek

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Bart

Other

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Billy Barty

Other

Mychael Bates

Property Master

Laura Cunningham Bauer

Costume Designer

Caroline Beecham

Special Thanks To

Michael Belpedio

Driver

Shane Black

Other

Diana Blake

Sound Effects

Adam Bliebtreu

Special Thanks To

Gary Blufer

Sound Effects

Robert Bonar

Driver

Felipe Borrero

Sound Mixer

Rocky Bradbury

Driver

Gary Bradford

Security

Bob Bradshaw

Sound Editor

John Bramley

Photography

Eric Bretter

Rerecording

Luis Brito

Caterer

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Special Thanks To

Richard Buoen

Visual Effects

Paula Burnett

Props

T-bone Burnett

Song Performer

Jeanie Buss

Special Thanks To

Steven Butcher

Driver

Jeanne Byrd

Script Supervisor

Kelly Cabral

Visual Effects

Lisa Canning

Other

Kevin E Carpenter

Rerecording

Fred Caruso

Coproducer

Fred Caruso

Unit Production Manager

John Casino

Stunt Player

Carlos Chairen

Electrician

Kevin Chambers

On-Set Dresser

Jackie Chan

Other

Richard Cheung

Electrician

Robert Cheung

Electrician

Richard Chirco

On-Set Dresser

Robin Chivers

Song

Gary Clark

Accountant

Gardner Cole

Song

Bill Condit

Driver

Jay Conner

Song

Jay Conner

Song Performer

Pam Connor

Key Grip

John Corcoran

Other

Cristin Cornett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Corwin

Sound Editor

Jeanne Cowan

Driver

Mark Cuddy

Special Thanks To

Stone Dash

Song

Gray Davis

Special Thanks To

Mark Deallessandro

Other

James L Depue

Driver

Marc Deschaine

Adr

Laverne Dewberry

Adr

Claudette Didul

Set Decorator

Joe Divitale

Sound Editor

Swamp Dogg

Song

Victor Drai

Other

Robin Dugger

Song

Dominick Dunne

Other

Jerry Edemann

Assistant Sound Editor

Darren Edwards

Song

Stephen Edwards

Song Performer

Stephen Edwards

Song

Donna Ekins

Artistic Advisor

Joe Eszterhas

Song

Joe Eszterhas

Other

Joe Eszterhas

Screenplay

Naomi Eszterhas

Other

Naomi Eszterhas

Special Thanks To

Robert Evans

Other

John Michael Fanaris

Sound Effects

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

K D Firth

Song

Ann Foley

Costumes

Jeffrey Foskett

Song Performer

K Foskett

Song

Nancy Foy

Casting

Gary Franklin

Other

Robert Friedman

Foley Artist

Frank A Fuller

Sound Editor

Gary G-wiz

Music

Gary G-wiz

Song

Joel Diamond Galaxy

Song

Harry Garvin

Steadicam Operator

Harry Garvin

Camera Operator

Craig Gentry

Other

Patricia Glaser

Special Thanks To

Julie Glick

Costume Supervisor

Shawn Glyde

Song

Whoopi Goldberg

Other

John P. Goldsmith

Set Designer

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Rick Gowing

Assistant Camera Operator

Ron Grafton

Foley Recordist

Mark Green

Music Editor

Richard Green

Song

Denis Griesmer

Assistant Production Coordinator

Peter Griffith

Assistant Property Master

Jay Guerra

Assistant Director

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Rerecording

Josh Hakian

Special Effects Coordinator

Keith Hanes

Props

Joe Hanna

Other

Tabby Hanson

Stunt Player

Paul Harding

Props

Brian Hargrove

Song

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Steven Hawley

Set Costumer

Justin Henderson

Makeup

John Lee Hooker

Song

John Lee Hooker

Song Performer

Laura Hoover

Wardrobe

Frank Howson

Song Performer

Frank Howson

Song

Walter Huse

Key Grip

Ramey Idriss

Song

Scott Inbody

Assistant Editor

Tito Jackson

Song

Kyle Jason

Song

Kathleen Jensen

Stand-In

Norman Jewison

Other

Arik Johnson

Office Assistant

Meng Johnson

Set Production Assistant

Bobby L Jones

Driver

Woody Kane

Location Assistant

Ann Karlin

Music Supervisor

Aaron Katz

Video Assist/Playback

David Katz

Stand-In

Chris Kelley

Other

Ken Kells

Stand-In

Larry King

Other

Dawn Kratofil

Sound Effects

Michelle Kuznetsky

Music Supervisor

Bonnie Kyle

Special Thanks To

Steve Lambert

Stunt Player

Dave Lang

Driver

Canny Langer

Hair Stylist

L James Langlois

Editor

John Lee

Driver

Scott Leftridge

Dolly Grip

Greg Lipari

Assistant Location Manager

Helen Lothian

Special Thanks To

Greg Lynch

On-Set Dresser

Mario Machado

Other

Stash Maleski

Art Director

Milcho Manchevski

Special Thanks To

Eleni Mandell

Song Performer

Dean G Manly

Foley Editor

Marcus Manton

Editor

Dan March

On-Set Dresser

Blake Marion

Sound Effects

Denver Mattson

Stunt Player

John Maxwell

Song

Tamika Mccleuland

Song

Lisa Mccullough

Stunt Player

Sean Mcdermott

Assistant

Randy Mellison

Driver

Chad Merrick

Transportation Co-Captain

Gordie Merrick

Transportation Coordinator

Michael Merrick

Transportation Captain

Charlie Messenger

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Trish Messenger

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nancy Montgomery

Song Performer

Nancy Montgomery

Song

Ronnie Morgan

Sound Effects

Marilyn Munro

Assistant

Chris Murray

Other

Deon Murray

Other

Ben Myron

Producer

Rupert Nadeau

Apprentice

Steven Nelson

Song Performer

Steven Nelson

Song

Steven F. Nelson

Sound Editor

Margo Newman

Other

Bach Nguyen

Office Assistant

M O'rourke

Song

Julie Oborne

Props Assistant

Robin Oliver

Assistant Director

Dave Orgin

Song

Mike Osorio

Driver

Deborah J Page

Assistant Location Manager

James H Pair

Grip

Anthony D. Parillo

Art Assistant

Ashlee Petersen

Makeup Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn, An
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 27, 1998

Released in United States on Video August 18, 1998

Released in United States October 1997

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Opening Night) October 2-12, 1997.

Milcho Manchevski was previously attached to direct.

Released in USA on video under the title "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn."

Completed shooting January 21, 1997.

Began shooting November 13, 1996.

Arthur Hiller has removed his name from the film and directing credited will be attributed to the pseudonym Alan Smithee.

The entire film is comprised of staged interviews filmed in a documentary style.

Alan Smithee is the pseudonym traditionally used by directors who want their real name removed from the credits.

The first two films to use the pseudonym Alan Smithee were "Fade-In" (1968) directed by Jud Taylor and "Death of a Gunfighter" (1969) directed by Robert Totten and finished by Don Siegel.

Released in United States Winter February 27, 1998

Released in United States on Video August 18, 1998

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Opening Night) October 2-12, 1997.)