Burning Down the House (film)

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Burning Down the House
Burning Down the House.jpg
Directed by Philippe Mora
Produced by
Written by Michael Cole Dinelli
Based on High Tension in the Tropics
by Michael Cole Dinelli
Starring John Savage
Music by Jeff Marsh
Cinematography Dan Gillham
Edited by Robyn T. Luers
Release date
  • February 7, 2001 (2001-02-07)
Running time
88 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Burning Down the House is a 2001 film directed by Philippe Mora. It was written by Michael Cole Dinelli, who adapted it from his play High Tension in the Tropics. It was shot in 1998 and released direct-to-video in the United States.[1]


Unable to find funding for his next film, a Hollywood director burns down his house for the insurance money.[1]



Robert Koehler of Variety wrote that Mora and the cast "appear clueless from first frame to last".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Koehler, Robert (2003-04-29). "Review: 'Burning Down the House'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-08.

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