Spontaneous Combustion  (1990)
Nomination Year: 2006
SYNOPSIS: Sam (Brad Dourif) has really bad headaches. His ex-wife's grandfather really likes him. A new nuclear plant is going online at midnight. And he's about to discover that his life up to this point has been a lie.

Sam's real parents were part of a secret government experiment to test a radiation vaccine. They both died of spontaneous human combustion (or SHC) right after he was born.

Sam's life starts to spiral out of control when his latent flame powers (!!) start to come out, and he even manages to fry somebody through the phone.

The closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the closer Sam himself comes to combusting.
Kevin Hogan
Smithee Award Nominations
Smithee Award Winner!MegaMetaSmithee Award Winner! Oblivious
Dr. Persons, Keen Observer
Dr Persons is leaving the studio. His technician (John Landis) is on fire on the other side of a big glass window. Does Dr Persons turn and look? Even though the orange glow is clearly visible reflected off the opposite wall? Of course not!
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"WHAT?!"
Wait a Minute--Where Are Your Eyes?
Sam stares into the fire, and has flashbacks ... to things that happened when he was in the womb.
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Directors
Director Claim to Fame
Tobe Hooper director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and numberous other films in that vein (and gristle) 
Cast
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Brad Dourif <Not Yet in Database> "Wormtongue" in The Lord of the Rings movies and "Suder" on Star Trek: Voyager, also appeared in Blue Velvet, Dune, Alien 4, and all of the Child's Play movies 
Cynthia Bain <Not Yet in Database>  
Jon Cypher <Not Yet in Database> Police chief on Hill Street Blues 
William Prince <Not Yet in Database>  
Melinda Dillon <Not Yet in Database>  
Dick Butkus <Not Yet in Database> ex-Chicago Bears linebacker 
Dick Warlock <Not Yet in Database> primarily a stuntman 
John Landis <Not Yet in Database> best known as director of such films as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Amazon Women on the Moon, Innocent Blood, and on, and on.... 
George Flower <Not Yet in Database> Nicknamed "Buck." From bums to bartenders, guards to background patients, he's a contender for appearing in more Smithee films than anyone else, ever... Also wrote The Bikini Carwash Company
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