Two movie-obsessed cousins from Israel. Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus
arrived in America and set about creating an independent studio that
would be able to compete with the majors. and no one could have
anticipated just how close these two outsiders would get in nearly
taking over both Hollywood and the UK film industry.
From 1979 to 1989 Golan and Globus produced more than 120 films
through their American based production entity. CANNON FILMS. They
ruthlessly and enthusiastically pursued their American Dream of
turning a renegade independent outfit into the seventh Hollywood major
with an aggressive pre-sales policy and an insanely prolific schedule
for cheap mass production. centering on genre fare. Thanks to a
revolutionary financing plan Cannon found itself in the position of
having to keep making films to keep their ever expanding company alive
– always hoping the next production would be that elusive $100 million
Their filmography literally explodes with high-concept titles such as:
Breakin’ 1 & 2 . The Delta Force. Invasion U.S.A.. Missing In Action.
American Ninja. Deathwish 2.3.4 & 5. Cobra. Over The Top. Bloodsport
and Masters of the Universe. The successful partnership championed
macho action movie stars such as Chuck Norris. Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Charles Bronson. Michael Dudikoff. Sho Kosugi and even Sylvester
Featuring illuminating interviews and electrifying movie excerpts.
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD. UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS is not just
a story about a unique filmmaking legacy. but of two cousins whose
passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed. and
how ultimately this passion would come between them and the company
they built together. This is a one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind
men who changed film forever.
Blu-Ray Region B
Deleted & Extended Sequences
Roy & John read from their favorite criticism
Cannon Films Trailer collectio
Easter Egg: ‘American Film Market’ VHS Promo Reel 1986 (14:43 min.)