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Toughest Call with Chaz Thorne

Making the Hollywood blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

  • S1E4
  • 24:02
  • June 20th 2021

In this episode, I’m talking with John Watson about a tough call he faced in the making of his movie, Robin Hood, starring Kevin Costner.

John is a Hollywood producer and writer with credits including Backdraft, Blown Away, Moll Flanders, The Outer Limits, Harriet, and The Last Full Measure.

John talks about a particularly tough call with a tight timeline he and his partners had to make in the early days of their movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. This decision had significant ripple effects both good and bad that would be felt for decades to come.

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