In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two hit movies, one that proved far more stressful to make than the other.

It was the failure of Warner Bros’ 1997 blockbusters that led to it gambling on Three Kings. The film’s Gulf War subject matter already caused unease: and then came a very, very trouble production.

Dodgeball meanwhile was a film virtually every studio passed on, as its writer was insistent he got to direct it too. Even when Ben Stiller got interested, it’d mean a hefty pay cut to get the film off the ground.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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