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Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002)

TV Movie | 45 min | Documentary

This documentary on the elusive director 'Alan Smithee' was first shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of America (DGA) first allowed his name to be used on ...See moreThis documentary on the elusive director 'Alan Smithee' was first shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of America (DGA) first allowed his name to be used on Richard Widmark's western Death of a Gunfighter. The film follows the numerous problems that director Tony Kaye had during the production and post-production of the film American History X and why the DGA refused to allow Alan Smithee to be credited for that film. Written by David Glagovsky See less
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Feb 5, 2002 (United States)

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Dan Bucatinsky
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6.3 / 10 | 288 votes