Making the Hollywood Blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Episode #4

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. If you’d like to learn more about John and his work, check out his profile on and take a watch of some of his movies and tv shows. And if you’d like some assistance with your own tough calls, we’ve compiled a collection of free tools just for you. Go to to check them out. If you’re not yet a subscriber to Toughest Call, please add us wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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