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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
David Paulsen David Paulsen ... Himself
Luigi Cozzi ... Himself
Menahem Golan ... Himself (archive footage)
Alain Jakubowicz ... Himself
Itzik Kol Itzik Kol ... Himself
Michael Hartman Michael Hartman ... Himself
Quentin Falk Quentin Falk ... Himself
Boaz Davidson ... Himself
William Stout William Stout ... Himself
David Womark ... Himself
Sybil Danning ... Herself
Roni Ya'ackov Roni Ya'ackov ... Himself (as Rony Yakov)
Yftach Katzur ... Himself (as Yiftach Katzur)
Dan Wolman ... Himself
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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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5 June 2015 (UK) See more »

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The films that were covered in the documentary are: Inga (1968), Joe (1970). The Happy Hooker (1975). Operation Thunderbolt (1978). Lemon Popsicle (1978). The Apple (1980). Schizoid (1980). The Happy Hooker Goes To Hollywood (1980), Enter The Ninja (1981), Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), Death Wish 2 (1982). X-Ray aka. Hospital Massacre (1982), The Last American Virgin (1982), 10 To Midnight (1983) (the segment was deleted), Revenge Of The Ninja (1983). The Wicked Lady (1983). Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983) (this segment was deleted), Sahara (1983), The House Of The Long Shadows (1983), Hercules (1983), Breakin' (1984), Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (from which this documentary gets it's name from) (1984), Over The Brooklyn Bridge aka. My Darling Shiksa (1984), Ninja 3: The Domination (1984), Love Streams (1984), Missing In Action (1984) (released as part 1 instead of Missing In Action 2), Bolero (1984), Runaway Train (1985), Missing In Action 2: The Beginning (1985) (which was released as the prequel rather than being the first one), Lifeforce (1985), Invasion USA (1985), Death Wish 3 (1985), Mata Hari (1985) King Solomon's Mines (1985), American Ninja (1985), America 3000 (1986), Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Invaders From Mars (1986), Spider-Man (1986) (the aborted version), The Delta Force (1986), 52 Pick-Up (1986). Othello (1986), King Lear (1987), Masters of the Universe (1987), Allan Quartermain And The Lost City of Gold (1987), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Over The Top (1987), Barfly (1987), Bloodsport (1988) (segment deleted for time), Going Bananas (1988), Journey To The Center of the Earth (1988), Cyborg (1989), Lambada (1990), The Forbidden Dance (1990), and Captain America (1990) See more »

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Dolph Lundgren: [Referring to the 1987 Cannon film "Masters of the Universe" in which he portrayed He-Man] I felt a little stupid doing it.
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Written by Andy Scott (as Andrea Scott), Steve Priest (as Stephen Priest), Brian Connolly, and Mick Tucker (as Michael Tucker)
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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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