This trailer for ELECTRIC BOOGALOO is just like a bowel movement

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If you were a filmmaker in the 1980s that needed resources fast and didn’t mind scraping the barrel, there was only one place to go to. And that was Canon Films. Run by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, Canon pushed out movie after movie. Some of there were good. Some of them were teriible. And at least one of them featured a scene where a grizzly bear was punched into space. This is the untold story of that wild and crazy studio.

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.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films is not just a hilarious tale of scattergun movie making, 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 (for better or worse) changed film forever.

I’ve got a lot of love for Canon Films. Thanks to a habit of greenlighting just about anything, their movies were insane, and contained an unmatched amount of energy that clearly didn’t give a crap about what other people thought of their work. And you’ve got to admire that attitude.

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Last Updated: October 7, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

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