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Burning Down the House (2001)

A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of ... See full summary »

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Philippe Mora
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Jake Seiling
James Wilder ... Arnie Green
Joanne Baron ... Brenda Goodman
Ceasar Cavaricci Ceasar Cavaricci ... Ray
William Atherton ... Arthur Kranston
Mick Fleetwood ... Bartender
C. Thomas Howell ... Concierge
Rene Auberjonois ... Pierre
David Keith ... Carolina
Arye Gross ... Bob Washington
John Ales ... Francois
Orson Bean ... Sy
Luca Bercovici ... Repo Man
China Kantner ... Casting Office Assistant
Darnell Dalton Darnell Dalton ... Man at Bar
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A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie. Written by Anonymous

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7 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Tension in the Tropics See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Valerie Ann Nemeth See more »
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The screenplay was written by Michael Cole Dinelli, who adapted it from his play High Tension in the Tropics. See more »

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From the Pan to the Fire
Composed by Jeff Marsh and Russell Fetherolf
Vocals by Kim Principal
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Madcap black comedy
26 March 2003 | by filmlover-2See all my reviews

Very offbeat black comedy like a low budget version of The Player with the great John Savage starring as a former big time director who literally has his house burnt down to finance a movie. The beginning of the film is a bit slow but then it turns into a manic rush of madcap highjinx watching Savage with his B Producer 'uh nut ball friend (James Wilder) trying to get their movie made. Great cast with even a cameo by Mick Fleetwood.


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