A documentary about Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus - two movie-obsessed cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed - and the tale of how this passion ultimately led to the demise of the company they built together.
At Cannon Films, 52 movies a year just wasn't enough...
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, violence including rape, language and some drug use
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Did You Know?
Amongst the films that Cannon had advertised during their Cannes Film Festival visit in 1985 were films that either were made eventually with different stars and directors or never made at all. Which include the following:
Investigation starring Al Pacino With Paul Schraeder directing, Duet For One starring Julie Andrews and Alan Bates (this was produced and released in 1986), La Brava starring Dustin Hoffman, Crack (An Untitled Project) starring John Travolta, Housekeeping starring Diane Keaton (which was later made by Columbia starring Christine Lahti in 1986), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace starring Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman (which was produced and released in 1987), Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella (which was produced and released in 1987), Over the Top starring Sylvester Stallone and directed by Menahem Golan (which was produced and released in 1987), Invaders From Mars directed by Tobe Hooper (which was produced and released in 1986), Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 starring Dennis Hopper and directed by Tobe Hooper (which was produced and released in 1986), Barfly starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway and directed by Barbet Schroeder (which was produced and released in 1987), Spider-Man starring Scott Terra and Bob Hoskins or Michael Dudikoff directed by Joseph Zito, Gunga Din starring Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley, Pirates! starring Walter Matthau directed by Roman Polanski (which was produced and released in 1986), Number One With A Bullet starring Robert Carradine and Billy Dee Williams (which was produced and released in 1986), and I, Zorba starring Anthony Quinn See more
[Referring to the 1987 Cannon film "Masters of the Universe" in which he portrayed He-Man
I felt a little stupid doing it.
Written by Andy Scott
(as Andrea Scott), Steve Priest
(as Stephen Priest), Brian Connolly
, and Mick Tucker
(as Michael Tucker)
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