Favorite Alan Smithee Film (Theatrical, Feature Length)

by jalapenoman | created - 05 Feb 2015 | updated - 11 Feb 2015 | Public

Alan Smithee is not a real person and he has never directed a movie! When a director feels that creative control of a film has been taken away from him, he places the name "Alan Smithee" on the film as a pseudonym (with approval of the Director's Guild).

Which of these films that the director was ashamed to claim do you think was the best? If you haven't seen any, which film actually sounds interesting enough for you to give it a watch?

Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/239908037

Note: This list only contains feature length theatrical and straight to video movies. Documentaries, short films, and television movies/series will appear on other polls.

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1. Another Night of the Living Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

Director Alan Smithee takes us on an irreverent (and unauthorized) romp through George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead, the film that spawned the modern zombie craze and a thousand "of the living dead" remakes and rip-offs.

Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: Stu Dodge, Samantha Falk, Karl Hardman, Stephanie Hovers

Votes: 68

2. Neowolf (2010)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

Two college lovers face an ancient evil when a strange rock band comes to town.

Director: Yvan Gauthier | Stars: Michael Frascino, Heidi Johanningmeier, Agim Kaba, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 426

Really directed by Yvan Gauthier

3. Winesburg, Ohio (2008)


'Winesburg, Ohio' is a film freely adapted from the classic novel by Sherwood Anderson, mentor to Faulkner and Hemingway, and inspired by 'the hunger to see below the surface of lives'. A ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: Thomas Britt, Ron Luce, Dane McCarthy, Justin Garman

Votes: 6

4. Fugitives Run (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

Two men are on the run from a nasty sheriff and some bikers after they get accused of robbing locals who got together to play Bingo.

Director: Philip Spink | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Gordon Tootoosis, Vincent Gale, Kim Hawthorne

Votes: 107

Really directed by Phillip Spink

Really directed by Chris Johnston & James A. Seale

6. The Coroner (1999)

R | 74 min | Horror

Emma is just trying to be a good lawyer but she has the distinct feeling she's being watched. Soon after this feeling hits her, someone actually kidnaps her. Stuck in a basement she is ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Mas, Alan Smithee | Stars: Jane Longenecker, Dean St. Louis, Christine Burke, Rebecca Gray

Votes: 422

7. Woman Wanted (1999)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland | Stars: Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Preston

Votes: 694

Really directed by Kiefer Sutherland

8. Soul's Ark (1999 Video)

78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After disappearances during an archelogical dig, Stella Grant (Carole Ann Ford) sends in her two top agents, played by Colin Baker and Wendy Padbury, to investigate.

Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: Colin Baker, Wendy Padbury, Carole Ann Ford, Marc Danbury

Votes: 12

9. Dilemma (1997)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama

A little girl is in a hospital dying of cancer. Death Row inmate Rudy Salazar has the bone marrow to save her life. His sentence is changed to life without parole in exchange for donating ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Larsen, Eric Louzil | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Sofia Shinas, Danny Trejo, Courtney Gains

Votes: 154

10. River Made to Drown In (1997)

98 min | Drama

Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an... See full summary »

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Imperioli, Ute Lemper, James Duval

Votes: 298

Really directed by James Merendino

11. Le zombi de Cap-Rouge (1997)

R | 81 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

In a little town of Texas, USA., a powerful storm causes the return among the livings of a dangerous serial killer, Jason V., assassinated by a Vietnar War veteran during an ambush. A furious, bloody and deadly carnage follows.

Director: Simon Robidoux | Stars: John T. Carter, Pamela Bellwood, Floyd Levine, Michael Deak

Votes: 19

Really directed by Simon Robideaux

12. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Eric Idle

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $0.05M

Really directed by Arthur Hiller

13. Exit (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An attempted burglary of a strip club goes awry when one of the three burglars kills a man who draws a gun. This results in the trio taking the dancers and the customers hostage. Why the ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Shannon Whirry, David Bradley, Joseph Michael Bucci, Larry Manetti

Votes: 146

Really directed by Ric Roman Waugh

14. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

21 Metascore

In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

Director: Kevin Yagher | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Doug Bradley, Charlotte Chatton

Votes: 18,143 | Gross: $16.68M

Really directed by Kevin Yagher

15. Smoke n Lightnin (1995)

PG | 82 min | Action

Two Miami car mechanics borrow a luxury car for a night, unaware that it contains classified documents

Stars: Christopher Atkins, Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Sabryn Genet, Catherine Healy

Votes: 114

Really directed by Mike Kirton

16. Raging Angels (1995)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Two musicians are unknowingly drawn into a supernatural scheme.

Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Diane Ladd, Monet Mazur, Michael Paré

Votes: 250

17. Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.

Director: Dean Tschetter | Stars: Jake Dengel, Joe Sharkey, Susann Fletcher, Beverly Penberthy

Votes: 547

Really directed by Dean Tschetter

18. Fatal Charm (1990 Video)

R | 90 min | Thriller

He may have been convicted of raping and murdering six young women, but to a smitten teenage girl who's initiated a relationship-by-mail, he's just a cute guy who couldn't possibly be guilty. Did he...or didn't he?

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Christopher Atkins, Amanda Peterson, Mary Frann, James Remar

Votes: 237

Really directed by Fritz Kiersch

19. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Cheech Marin, Emma Samms, Vernon Wells, Bruce Spence

Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $0.46M

Really directed by Michael Gottlieb

20. Solar Crisis (1990)

PG-13 | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A huge Solar flare is predicted to fry Earth. Astronauts must fly to the sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp C.E.O. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston, Peter Boyle, Annabel Schofield

Votes: 1,608

Really directed by Richard C. Sarafian

21. Catchfire (1990)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price

Votes: 3,087

Really directed by Dennis Hopper

22. Gunhed (1989)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Brenda Bakke, James Brewster Thompson, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 791

US version, really directed by Masato Harada

23. I Love N.Y. (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Photographer Mario Cotone is hired to cover a big N.Y. actor. When his pretty daughter Nicole Yeats (N.Y.) and Mario fall in love, this angers her father and hurts Mario's work which further infuriates his boss. Will love prevail?

Stars: Scott Baio, Christopher Plummer, Kelly Van der Velden, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 108

Really directed by Gianni Bozzacchi

24. Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

Directors: Paul Aaron, Terry Winsor, Alan Smithee | Stars: Jon Cryer, Lynn Redgrave, JD Cullum, Robert Sedgwick

Votes: 851 | Gross: $2.14M

Really directed by Paul Aaron and Terry Windsor

25. Ghost Fever (1986)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

Two policeman are sent on a routine assignment to serve an eviction notice. It becomes anything but run-of-the-mill when they become involved in the ghostly happenings.

Director: Lee Madden | Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Luis Avalos, Jennifer Rhodes, Deborah Benson

Votes: 316

Really directed by Lee Madden

26. Let's Get Harry (1986)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure

When Colombian revolutionaries kidnap an American engineer, his brother and friends, faced with official inaction, hire a mercenary and mount the rescue operation themselves.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Michael Schoeffling, Thomas F. Wilson, Fidel Abrego, Jere Burns

Votes: 1,083 | Gross: $0.14M

Really directed by Stuart Rosenberg

27. Stitches (1985)

R | 89 min | Comedy

The misadventures of three students in medical school.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Tochi, Robin Dearden

Votes: 284

Really directed by Rod Holcomb

28. Appointment with Fear (1985)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

A man under the influence of an ancient Egyptian curse uses astral projection to kill those who protect his baby son from him. A woman and a shady cop try to stop him before he can get to the child and transfer the curse.

Director: Ramsey Thomas | Stars: Michele Little, Michael Wyle, Kerry Remsen, Douglas Rowe

Votes: 265

Really directed by Ramzi Thomas

29. Gypsy Angels (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama

Vanna White is a stripper who falls for a stunt pilot who develops amnesia after a crash.

Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: Gene Bicknell, Vanna White, Tige Andrews, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 42

31. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

M/PG | 94 min | Western

A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, David Opatoshu

Votes: 1,003

Really directed by Don Siegel & Robert Totten

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