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  • Actors: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Eric Idle, Chuck D., Richard Jeni
  • Directors: Arthur Hiller
  • Writers: Joe Eszterhas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008L3T0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,103 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews

With hilarious humor and an all-star cast -- get ready for the ultimate comedy about the movie business! It's the wild story of a Hollywood director, Alan Smithee (Eric Idle -- MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL), who steals his own film from the studio. Soon everyone, including his power-hungry studio boss (Ryan O'Neal), is after him to get it back! With crowd-pleasing performances from sizzling mega-stars such as Jackie Chan, plus appearances by rappers Coolio and Chuck D, AN ALAN SMITHEE FILM: BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN is a wickedly witty behind-the-scenes look at the world of making movies!

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Most of the characters are talking heads that are all meant to satirize various people/archetypes in Hollywood.
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I cannot think of too many stinkers that even come close to this film of such unbearable awfulness it is an abomination that it exists.
K. John
The main culprit for the movies downfall is the terrible script, though the over the top performances from all really help sink it.
D. Colley

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Alex on January 15, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN makes Ed Wood look like a misunderstood auteur.
Sly is actually hilarious and likable, so is Jackie Chan.
Seeing the late, talented, Richard Jeni here is a reminder how much we miss his standup routine.
Ryan O'Neal, as always, is painfully, awfully inept as an actor and should have stayed out of showbusiness altogether.
R. Evans looks like a walking train wreck and nearly makes one vomit to have to see that heavily-tanned cowhide skin of his.

And Naomi Baca? Hands down--the best thing about this dreck of a flick. She appears at the end, and briefly at that, sitting next to her husband Eszterhas--but what a lovely, ever-so-gorgeous woman! Wow!
She should have played the role of Evan's bimbo, instead of the real bimbo they used. We get it: Evans was out attempting to dip that tired wick of his and gave the chick the part.
Bottom line: BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN is one of the worst ever made--and they had the money; they even had some decent actors. What a waste.
Joe, I want my money back. Your memoir HOLLYWOOD ANIMAL is far superior to this excreta. Just to show you we can be fair and that we (some of us) actually read books--unlike the Tinsel Town retards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rivers VINE VOICE on December 16, 2010
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Plenty of talent gets ignited in this failed satire based on the "Alan Smithee" pseudonym. Justly recognized as one of the all-time disasters, "Burn Hollywood Burn" (1998) lies on the screen like cinematic roadkill. Writer Joe Eszterhas takes perverse pride in surpassing the awfulness of "Showgirls," but offers no camp value whatsoever. The "in-joke" is dubious and painfully unfunny.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Colley on January 13, 2008
Format: DVD
Not much to say, considering that the majority of the reviews here have already warned people off this turkey.

The main culprit for the movies downfall is the terrible script, though the over the top performances from all really help sink it. You have to feel sorry for some of the stars who signed on, especially Whoopi Goldberg, who as an OSCAR winning actress, really deserves better. Eric Idle comes off unfunny, even irritating, which, as a Python star I'd never thought would be possible. Sly Stallone seems fed up, but maybe thankful for the work after his career was beginning to dry up (though his career seems to be revived at the moment).

It says a lot when the parody (this film) seems worse than the movie genre it is taking a shot at. Some movies are so bad that they have a 'secondary audience' who watch to laugh at it. This is just bad, and, very embarrassing. Avoid. Full stop.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mushroom on September 5, 2009
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First of all, this movie is not for everybody. It is a satire, in the vein of Simon with Alan Arkin.

The casting was good, and the cameos were well done. But the movie is full of inside jokes. Anybody that has not worked in or around the entertainment industry will probably not get them.

And the irony is that the director of this movie himself (Arthur Hiller)had his credit replaced with Alan Smithiee.

In fact, this is the last official "Alan Smithee" movie. The Directors Guild of America retired the name, and will now use names made for each movie.

If you like satire movies, or are a Hollywood Insider, give this a look. And you will see a lot of truth in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. John on January 22, 2007
Format: DVD
I cannot think of too many stinkers that even come close to this film of such unbearable awfulness it is an abomination that it exists. Smarmy, lame, and unfunny in turns and undeserving of the moniker mockumentary. It is actually a self-congratulatory piece of trash that grates on the viewer with its winking in-jokeness.
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