In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, one film that overperformed its box office expectations, and one that didn’t.

Kevin Costner had won an Oscar for his first directorial outing, but his second – The Postman – had been widely criticised. His third, Open Range, would be a very tricky film to get off the ground.

Off the back of Airplane!, comedy team Zucker/Abrahams/Zuckler had less of a struggle to get the glorious Top Secret! made. But the problems came a little further down the road…

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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