The Director: Kevin Reynolds
The Studio: Universal
The Fight: Ah, "Kevin's Gate." Or "Fishtar", if you prefer.
One of the most troubled productions in film history, what was supposed to be a reunion of the talent who brought us Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves turned into a wet nightmare.
The studio authorised a hefty (for 1994, by Hollywood standards) $100 million budget, which ballooned to $175 million with weather problems, accidents and major differences about the vision for the movie between the director, the executives and his star, soon to be former BFF Costner.
Yes, Universal wasn't even Reynolds' biggest problem on the film - according to rumour its lead actor ended up firing Reynolds (though other stories have him so pissed off he just ditched the job) and finishing the film himself.
The Victor: Despite some awful reviews, it managed to scrape back most of its money thanks to healthy overseas business and video/DVD sales.
But the real winner here was Hawaii, which saw $35 million plunged into its economy as the film struggled long over schedule.
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