8. Love will conquer all - Brazil (1984)
The squabble over the final cut of Terry Gilliam’s comic dystopic nightmare got so nasty that the cheeky director infamously called out Universal boss Sid Sheinberg in trade rag Variety (‘Dear Sid,’ his one-page ad ran, ‘when are you going to release my film, Brazil?’)
Among many edits and changes demanded by the studio, Sheinberg’s preferred ending saw hero Sam Lowry miraculously escape the clutches of Michael Palin’s government bastard and live happily ever after in the country. What?