In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a notorious film of the 1990s, and an early hit of the 1980s.

Last Action Hero was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s eagerly-awaited first action movie following Terminator 2. It was billed as the big ticket for summer 1993. Things did not go to plan.

Burt Reynolds meanwhile vowed to never go faster than 35mph in a movie again following a string of car films. But a cheque making him the most expensive movie star in the world for The Cannonball Run helped change his mind…

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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