In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, how a spoof movie eerily echoed newspapers headlines, and a drama that fell a little through the cracks.

Hot Shots! was written months before real life conflict echoed some of its plot – and production had a few challenges too.

As for the Kevin Costner-headlined Thirteen Days, it’s a film whose reputation has grown, but several studios and even more directors came and went before it finally got off the ground.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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