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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]

Burning Down the House
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Directed byPhilippe Mora
Produced by
Written byMichael Cole Dinelli
Based onHigh Tension in the Tropics
by Michael Cole Dinelli
StarringJohn Savage
Music byJeff Marsh
CinematographyDan Gillham
Edited byRobyn T. Luers
Release date
  • February 7, 2001 (2001-02-07)
Running time
88 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States



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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