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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | | Documentary | 5 June 2015 (UK)
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The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

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Mark Hartley

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Firstenberg ... Himself - Filmmaker
David Paulsen David Paulsen ... Himself - Filmmaker
Luigi Cozzi ... Himself - Filmmaker
Menahem Golan ... Himself - Cannon Chairman (archive footage)
Alain Jakubowicz ... Himself - Editor
Itzik Kol Itzik Kol ... Himself - Production Executive (archive footage)
Michael Hartman Michael Hartman ... Himself - Associate Producer
Quentin Falk Quentin Falk ... Himself - Journalist, Screen International
Boaz Davidson ... Himself - Filmmaker
William Stout William Stout ... Himself - Production Designer
David Womark ... Himself - Associate Producer
Sybil Danning ... Herself - Actress
Roni Ya'ackov Roni Ya'ackov ... Himself - Production Executive (as Rony Yakov)
Yftach Katzur ... Himself - Actor (as Yiftach Katzur)
Dan Wolman ... Himself - Filmmaker
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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. Written by Anonymous

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At Cannon Films, 52 movies a year just wasn't enough...

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, violence including rape, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Frank Yablans was the head of MGM/UA for a brief time after they made a deal to distribute Cannon films. During his tenure, MGM/UA released Sahara (1983), Bolero (1984), Ninja III: The Domination (1984), Hercules (1983), Revenge of the Ninja (1983), and Breakin' (1984). Breakin' was the biggest commercial hit, and Hercules and Revenge of the Ninja (1983) had mild success. Yablans terminated the deal in 1984 because the films were so bad. See more »

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Roni Ya'ackov: She said, "Menahem, I can't do it. I'm dying." He said, "Do it... then die!"
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References Rappin' (1985) See more »

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Written by Andy Scott (as Andrea Scott), Steve Priest (as Stephen Priest), Brian Connolly, and Mick Tucker (as Michael Tucker)
Sweet Publishing Ltd.
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A celebration of '80s excess
29 February 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS is a documentary that does exactly what it says on the tin. That is, to celebrate the wild heydays of Cannon Films, a 1980s production house who put out some of the biggest, silliest, cheesiest, and most effects-fuelled films of that decade.

It's a rise-and-fall tale, brought to live via copious clips and lots of interview footage with various stars, directors, and producers who were involved with the films themselves. Thus for a cinema fan - especially somebody who's seen a lot of the films, like myself - it's a real visual treat. The film is a celebration of the Golan and Globus approach - which is to churn out film after film, hoping one or two of them will be a success - and the eventual hubris which saw the company's downfall. It's constantly funny as well, which really helps.


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