Menahem Golan (1929–2014)

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Menahem Golan was born Menahem Globus to parents of Polish decent in Tiberias, Israel, in May 1929. In his early years, he was a pilot for the fledgling Israeli Air Force, changing his surname to Golan for patriotic reasons in 1948. A few years later, he took the first step towards his future career by attending the Old Vic Theatre School in ... See full bio »


(age 85) in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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The Apple Producer
Cobra Producer
Lifeforce Producer
Over the Top Producer


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 2008 Marriage Agreement (producer)
 2007 Wild Dogs (producer)
 2007 Children of Wax (producer)
 2007 A Dangerous Dance (producer)
 2005 Days of Love (producer)
 2002 Impossible Love (Video short) (producer)
 2002 Return from India (producer)
 2002 Crime and Punishment (producer)
 2001 Death Game (producer)
 2000 Kumite (producer)
 2000 After Sex (executive producer)
 2000 Escape to Grizzly Mountain (executive producer)
 1999 Days of Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1999 Lima: Breaking the Silence (producer)
 1999 Speedway Junky (co-executive producer)
 1998 Armstrong (producer)
 1994 Stickfighter (executive producer)
 1994 Death Wish: The Face of Death (executive producer)
 1993 Dead Center (producer)
 1993 Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde (executive producer)
 1993 Emmanuelle 7 (executive producer)
 1993/II Rage (executive producer)
 1993 Silent Victim (TV Movie) (producer)
 1993 American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (executive producer)
 1993 Midnight Witness (executive producer)
 1992 Prison Planet (executive producer - uncredited)
 1992 Three Days to a Kill (Video) (executive producer)
 1992 Desert Kickboxer (executive producer)
 1992 Hot Under the Collar (executive producer)
 1992 Hit the Dutchman (producer)
 1992 Dance Macabre (producer - produced by)
 1992 Mad Dog Coll (producer)
 1992 The Finest Hour (producer)
 1991 Killing Streets (producer)
 1991 Virgin High (executive producer)
 1991 Invader (executive producer)
 1990 Captain America (producer)
 1990 Bullseye! (executive producer) / (producer)
 1990 Street Hunter (executive producer - uncredited)
 1990 Night of the Living Dead (executive producer)
 1990 O Quinto Macaco (producer)
 1990 Death Warrant (producer - uncredited)
 1990 The Appointed (executive producer)
 1990 Bad Jim (executive producer)
 1990 The Forbidden Dance (executive producer)
 1990 Caged Fury (executive producer)
 1989 The Black Cat (executive producer)
 1989 The Rose Garden (producer - uncredited)
 1989 The Masque of the Red Death (executive producer)
 1989 The Phantom of the Opera (executive producer) / (producer)
 1989 Mack the Knife (executive producer)
 1989 Cyborg (producer)
 1989 Sinbad of the Seven Seas (producer - uncredited)
 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (executive producer)
 1988-1989 D.C. Follies (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- The Contras Help Out on Ollie North's Telethon (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Dolly Parton Gives Makeup Tips to Barbara Bush (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Nixon Has Romantic Fantasies About Bo Derek (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Red Riding Hood (producer)
 1988 Hansel and Gretel (producer)
 1988 A Cry in the Dark (executive producer)
 1988 Stray Days (producer)
 1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth (producer)
 1988 Messenger of Death (executive producer)
 1988 Haunted Summer (executive producer)
 1988 Hero and the Terror (executive producer)
 1988 Puss in Boots (producer - produced by)
 1988 Manifesto (producer)
 1988 Salsa (producer)
 1988 Business as Usual (executive producer)
 1988 Appointment with Death (executive producer)
 1988 Hanna's War (producer)
 1988 Mercenary Fighters (producer)
 1988 Alien from L.A. (producer - produced by)
 1988 Bloodsport (producer)
 1988 Powaqqatsi (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1987 Under Cover (producer)
 1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (executive producer)
 1987 Dancers (producer)
 1987/I Surrender (executive producer)
 1987 The Kitchen Toto (executive producer)
 1987 Masters of the Universe (producer)
 1987 Going Bananas (producer)
 1987 Snow White (producer)
 1987 Too Much (producer)
 1987 Sleeping Beauty (producer)
 1987 Barfly (executive producer)
 1987 King Lear (producer)
 1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance (producer - produced by)
 1987 The Emperor's New Clothes (producer)
 1987 Shy People (producer)
 1987 Diary of a Mad Old Man (executive producer)
 1987 Mascara (executive producer)
 1987 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (producer - produced by)
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (producer)
 1987 Rumpelstiltskin (producer)
 1987 Down Twisted (producer)
 1987 The Hanoi Hilton (producer)
 1987 Street Smart (producer)
 1987 The Barbarians (producer)
 1987 Number One with a Bullet (producer)
 1987 Over the Top (producer - produced by)
 1987 Dutch Treat (producer)
 1987 Assassination (executive producer)
 1986 Million Dollar Madness (producer)
 1986 Prom Queen (producer)
 1986 Duet for One (producer)
 1986 Aladdin (producer)
 1986 Firewalker (producer)
 1986 52 Pick-Up (producer - produced by)
 1986/I The Frog Prince (producer)
 1986 Avenging Force (producer - produced by)
 1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (producer)
 1986 Detective School Dropouts (producer)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (producer)
 1986 Cobra (producer - produced by)
 1986 Otello (producer)
 1986 Dangerously Close (executive producer)
 1986 Salomé (producer)
 1986 America 3000 (producer)
 1986 Murphy's Law (executive producer)
 1986 P.O.W. the Escape (producer)
 1986 Field of Honor (producer)
 1986 The Naked Cage (executive producer - uncredited)
 1986 The Delta Force (producer)
 1986 The Assault (executive producer)
 1985 Irit, Irit (executive producer)
 1985 Koko Is 19 (executive producer)
 1985 The Lover (producer)
 1985 Fool for Love (producer)
 1985 King Solomon's Mines (producer - produced by)
 1985 Runaway Train (producer - produced by)
 1985 Death Wish 3 (producer)
 1985 The Berlin Affair (producer)
 1985 Invasion U.S.A. (producer)
 1985 War and Love (executive producer)
 1985 Hot Chili (producer)
 1985 American Ninja (producer - produced by)
 1985 Thunder Alley (executive producer)
 1985 Lifeforce (producer - produced by)
 1985 Déjà Vu (producer)
 1985 The Satin Slipper (executive producer)
 1985 Rappin' (producer)
 1985 Up Your Anchor (producer)
 1985 The Assisi Underground (producer)
 1985 The Adventures of Hercules (producer - uncredited)
 1985 Nine Deaths of the Ninja (executive producer)
 1985 Mata Hari (executive producer)
 1985 Hot Resort (producer)
 1984 The Ambassador (producer)
 1984 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (producer)
 1984 Missing in Action (producer)
 1984 Forced Testimony (producer)
 1984 Grace Quigley (producer)
 1984 Ninja III: The Domination (producer - produced by)
 1984 Maria's Lovers (executive producer)
 1984 Exterminator 2 (executive producer)
 1984 Bolero (executive producer)
 1984 Ollie & Jerry: Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us (Music Video) (producer)
 1984 The Naked Face (producer)
 1984 Ordeal by Innocence (executive producer)
 1984 Sword of the Valiant (producer)
 1984 Making the Grade (executive producer)
 1984 Breakin' (executive producer)
 1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge (producer)
 1984 Love Streams (producer)
 1983 Baby Love (producer)
 1983 I sette magnifici gladiatori (executive producer)
 1983 Sahara (producer)
 1983 Revenge of the Ninja (producer - produced by)
 1983 Private Manoeuvres (producer)
 1983 Hercules (producer)
 1983 Nana (producer)
 1983 The Wicked Lady (producer)
 1983 10 to Midnight (executive producer)
 1983 House of the Long Shadows (producer)
 1983 Treasure of the Four Crowns (executive producer)
 1982 Private Popsicle (producer)
 1982 The Secret of Yolanda (producer)
 1982 That Championship Season (executive producer)
 1982 The Last American Virgin (producer)
 1982 Death Wish II (producer)
 1981 One More Chance (executive producer)
 1981 X-Ray (producer)
 1981/I Body and Soul (producer)
 1981 Enter the Ninja (producer - uncredited)
 1981 Lady Chatterley's Lover (executive producer)
 1981 Hot Bubblegum (producer)
 1980 New Year's Evil (producer)
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (producer)
 1980 Seed of Innocence (producer)
 1980 The Apple (producer)
 1980 Schizoid (producer - produced by)
 1980 The Godsend (executive producer)
 1979 Marriage Tel Aviv Style (producer)
 1979 The Magician of Lublin (producer)
 1979 My Mother the General (producer)
 1979 Going Steady (producer)
 1979 The Swap (producer - uncredited)
 1978 It's a Funny, Funny World (producer)
 1978 The Uranium Conspiracy (producer)
 1978 Lemon Popsicle (producer)
 1977 Vengeance (producer)
 1977 Operation Thunderbolt (producer)
 1976 God's Gun (producer)
 1976 Lupo Goes to New York (producer)
 1976 Tzanani Family (producer)
 1976 The Passover Plot (executive producer)
 1975 Diamonds (producer)
 1975 The Four Deuces (executive producer)
 1973 Daughters, Daughters (producer)
 1973 Kazablan (producer)
 1973 The House on Chelouche Street (producer)
 1972 Escape to the Sun (producer)
 1972 I Love You Rosa (producer)
 1971 The Highway Queen (producer)
 1970 Attack at Dawn (producer)
 1970 Lupo! (producer)
 1969 My Margo (producer)
 1968 Topele (producer)
 1968 Tevye and His Seven Daughters (producer)
 1967 999 Aliza: The Policeman (producer)
 1966 Seduced in Sodom (producer)
 1965 Trunk to Cairo (producer)
 1964 Eight in the Footstep of One (producer)
 1964 Sallah (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Menachem Golam | Menachem Golan | Joseph Goldman


Rachel  (his death)  (3 children)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I make films, love them, sometimes I also do an excellent job. I don't consider myself an Ingmar Bergman, I don't make "message" films. I make them for the audience in the theater who doesn't get bored, laughs at a comedy, cries at a tragedy, with a lot of emotion. I'm hoping that there's still a future. See more »


Growing up, he often went to the cinema at least three or four times in a week and learned as much as he could about cinema. See more »


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