The Industry is a podcast that takes a closer look at some of the lesser known (and perhaps intentionally) forgotten stories of movie history. Insane productions, scandalous lawsuits, victories from the jaws of defeat, and the occasional crime are the order of the day in this Industry. Each story is explored with experts who know or with the people who were there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When Menahem Golan left Cannon Films for 21st Century Pictures, he brought with him a grudge that would propel both companies into direct competition to make a movie about the Brazilian dance craze, the lambada. Really.
After earning massive success with The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin could call his own shots. For his next movie he decided to head into the jungle with a couple of trucks. It nearly killed him.
Director William Richert had a dream set up for his first feature. It was based on a new popular novel, he had leading man Jeff Bridges, and he had an all-star supporting cast. And then it all went wrong.
In 1977 actor Cliff Robertson received a notice in the mail saying he owed taxes a $10,000 payment he received from Columbia Pictures. The only problem was he hadn't worked for Columbia Pictures in the previous year.
TV flops don't come much bigger than Supertrain. The big budget series for last place NBC became a punchline and a throwaway reference for years after it was cancelled. So what exactly was Supertrain how did it go off the rails?
Aliens, mountain men, and Jesus were the stars of the day for Sunn Classic Pictures. Throughout the 1970s, Sunn Classic proved to be a highly successful independent movie studio, cranking out pseudo-documentaries and G rated nature themed movies like it ...