I saw Rudy starting up on regular TV today, and I was shocked to see direction credited to "Alan Smithee." A look at the IMDb shows that it is only the TV version that carries said credit, since David Anspaugh disowned the TV cut. Does anyone have any insight into this? Is this a common practice? While we're at it, have there been any award-winning/popular films with the Alan Smithee credit on all versions of the film (not just the TV cut), and is it true that the name is no longer allowed? What happens when a director wants to disavow a film now if it is true?