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Old 09-21-08, 05:19 PM
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What "Alan Smithee" movies are actually quite good?

any? discuss.
Old 09-21-08, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
any? discuss.
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While I don't remember it being very good, it always got a kick out of the fact that the movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn actually lists the director as... Alan Smithee, after director Arthur Hill took his name off the project. Classic.

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Backtrack, directed by Dennis Hopper, is supposed to be an okay film. Here's the IMDB list.
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Definitely not Solar Crisis.
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I think Hellraiser: Bloodline used Alan Smithee. It sucked, though, so don't discuss it...
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Backtrack, directed by Dennis Hopper, is supposed to be an okay film.

Too bad "supposed to be" and "is" aren't the same. Backtrack, from what I remember, was a mess of a movie, and I doubt even the alleged 180 minute version could fix it.

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Originally Posted by Cornelius1047 View Post
Too bad "supposed to be" and "is" aren't the same. Backtrack, from what I remember, was a mess of a movie, and I doubt even the alleged 180 minute version could fix it.
I guess I meant "okay" in comparison with the other films on that list. At least it stars someone I've actually heard of.
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DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER, the very first one. Interesting story about how it became the first Smithee film, and a decent flick with an excellent lead performance.
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DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER, the very first one. Interesting story about how it became the first Smithee film, and a decent flick with an excellent lead performance.
Whoa, almost missed that one down at the bottom. Don Siegel and Richard Widmark? Sounds like a good combination to me. Is there no DVD release for this?
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The extended television cut of Dune isn't on the list.
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i like Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987) and also Let's Get Harry (1986)
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American History X would have been the best "Alan Smithee" film if Tony Kay had gotten his way.
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Scent of a Woman is probably one of the best Alan Smithee movies ever (but that's just the TV version) (even though it did start the whole cheesy trend of clapping after a grand speech).

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American History X would have been the best "Alan Smithee" film if Tony Kay had gotten his way.
Actually, Kaye wanted the director's name to be "Humpty Dumpty".
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Even though it's not a great film, or even a good film, Hellraiser: Bloodline is not too bad compared to the rest of the sequels after it.
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The extended television cut of Dune isn't on the list.
It's on my list, and it's a personal favorite in our household.
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Even though it's not a great film, or even a good film, Hellraiser: Bloodline is not too bad compared to the rest of the sequels after it.
I would love to see the director's cut of Bloodline. Some very cool stuff, like a gang of 17th century cenobites (in period clothes, powdered wigs, etc) ended up on the cutting room floor.
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There he is! Get him!!

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