Podcast: Cop Land (1997) and Junior (1994)

Cop Land
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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger take centre stage in the latest Film Stories podcast: but neither, in this case, was first choice.

After an attempt to get John Travolta to star in the film failed, and incredible cast – led by Sylvester Stallone – started to come together. But had Pulp Fiction unfairly changed the expectation of what Cop Land was to be? And that’s before Mangold and Harvey Weinstein clashed over the film’s edit.

1994’s Junior was much calmer – and much quicker. Filming began just months before the movie’s release, with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s box office fortunes dampened following the previous year’s Last Action Hero. But others had turned the film down before Arnie got to it – in one case, for religious reasons…

Stories of both films are told in this episode…

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