A crude, vulgar satire of Hollywood shallowness, insincerity and moral bankruptcy, done in faux-documentary style and masterminded by the auteur of SHOWGIRLS. "Alan Smithee" is the official pseudonym available to filmmakers who feel
their work has been so compromised -- usually by studio interference -- that they don't want their names sullied by association. It's also the real
name of the film's editor turned director protagonist (Eric Idle), who's hired to direct the obscenely expensive cop movie "Trio," starring
Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone, primarily because bloated, egomaniacal producer James Edmunds (Ryan O'Neal) and toadying stu...