Favorite Alan Smithee Film (Television Movie or Series Episode)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/episodes 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/239908125
Note: This list only contains television episodes, specials, and made-for-tv movies. Documentaries, short films, and feature length theatrical and straight to video movies will appear on other polls.
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1. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man: Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes, in 1950's New York.
Episodes "Motherhunt (Part One and Part Two)
2. The O.J. Simpson Story (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama
Dramatizes some of the more tawdry events in the relationship between O.J. Simpson and his wife, Nicole Brown, up to and including his arrest for Brown's murder.
4. Call of the Wild (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama
A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
5. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.
Episode: "You Can't Stop the Music"
6. Red Shoe Diaries (1992–1999)
TV-MA | 30 min | Drama, Romance
Jake yearns to understand the secret life of his late fiancee. To find the answer, he solicits the most heartfelt, passionate, and intimate entries in other women's diaries. These are their stories...
Episode "Accident's Happen"
7. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
The wacky adventures of the new young hip generation of Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters, most of them descendants of the original classic toon cast.
Episode "Strange Tales of Weird Science"
8. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.
Episode: "Paladin of the Lost Hour"
9. MacGyver (1985–1992)
TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.
Episodes: "Pilot" and "The Heist"
11. Living Better with Steve Spitz (2005– )
12. Ginban Kaleidoscope (2005– )
24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Sakurano,who is a figure skater gets kicked out of a big skating competition. Simultaneously, a Pete a Canadian guy dies while trying an air stunt. Sakurano discovers that he has been ... See full summary »
2005 episode "Shinderera"
14. Firehouse (1996 TV Movie)
A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.
15. While Justice Sleeps (1994 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama
Jodie and Winn are best friends, but when Winn is suspected of abusing Jodie's young daughter, an all-out war in court begins that leaves Jodie fighting for justice.
16. Bay City Story (1992 TV Movie)
97 min | Crime
Unsold series pilot about a TV reporter and his assistant who try to find a connection between the murder of a fellow news reporter and a prostitute.
18. Karen's Song (1987– )
30 min | Comedy
Karen Matthew's life is great with a good job as an editor and her daughter Laura starting college. Then she meets a much younger man, caterer Lewis. Some disapprove including Laura but her best friend Claire is very supportive.
Episode "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
20. Code of Vengeance (1985– )
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Episode: "Code Of Vengeance II"
21. Dalton: Code of Vengeance II (1986 TV Movie)
120 min | Action, Adventure
Sequel to Code of Vengeance in which Vietnam vet-turned-loner David Dalton goes off this time in pursuit of his crazy former commanding officer and his trigger-happy paramilitary group, the... See full summary »
23. Paper Dolls (1984)
60 min | Drama
This series which was initially a television movie about modelling. The character of Racine, the modelling agent, is there. As are the two young models, Taryn Blake, who has been modelling ... See full summary »
Episodes 2 and 4
25. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
60 min | Crime, Drama
Jim McClain was a cop and after being injured and deemed unfit for duty he was retired and for the past fifteen years was working on a fishing boat. One day he and his partner sell their ... See full summary »
Episode: "Requiem for a Narc"
26. Fun and Games (1980 TV Movie)
98 min | Drama
Carol Hefferman is an ambitious factory worker looking for promotion to an office job, but when she turns down her boss's lecherous advances he stands in her way. Could a chance meeting with a company lawyer help her out?
27. City in Fear (1980 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama
A psycho-on-the-loose story, about a burned-out newspaper columnist and his circulation-hungry publisher who wants him to turn the killer into Page One news.
28. Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.
Episode: "Love, On Instant Replay"
29. The Challenge (1970 TV Movie)
74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Gallery, a U.S. commando, and Yuro, an enemy commando, are sent to a no man's Pacific jungle island to capture a crashed U.S. space satellite. Whoever survives, wins. Their nations have agreed to this to avoid war, but they cheat.