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.
2. Neowolf (2010)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Two college lovers face an ancient evil when a strange rock band comes to town.
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 »
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.
Really directed by Phillip Spink
5. In the Wrong Hands (2002)
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 »
7. Woman Wanted (1999)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Really directed by Ric Roman Waugh
14. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
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
Really directed by Mike Kirton
17. Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.
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?
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Really directed by Ramzi Thomas
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.
Really directed by Don Siegel & Robert Totten