In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of movies that left their respective directors working 16 hours a day – sometimes more – to get them finished.
Team America: World Police was made by Trey Parker and Matt Stone in the six month gap between seasons of their TV show South Park. Which still included time for a battle with the MPAA.
Pearl Harbor had the biggest starting budget ever when it was greenlit by Disney – yet director Michael Bay would quit the film at least twice, and the studio reportedly tried to shut it down too.
Stories of both are told in this episode.
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