Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Release date:TBD

Studio:Drafthouse Films

Director:Mark Hartley

MPAA Rating:N/A




Plot Summary:

From cult film documentarian Mark Hartley ("Not Quit Hollywood," "Machete Maidens Unleashed"), the film centers on the story of two Israeli-born, movie-obsessed cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus , who in pursuit of the "American Dream" launched an indie studio that would produce over 120 exploitation films from 1979-1989 turning a renegade outfit into the proclaimed "seventh Hollywood major." While best known for their explosive '80s action fare ("Missing in Action," "Death Wish" sequels, Academy Award-nominated "Runaway" films), Cannon Films' diverse and ambitious production output also included body-count slashers ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2"), musicals and comedies ("The Apple," "Breakin'"), science fiction and fantasy epics ("Masters of the Universe," "Lifeforce"), martial arts classics ("American Ninja" series, "Kickboxer"), neo-noir crime thrillers ("52 Pick-Up," "10 to Midnight"), art-house dramas ("Barfly," John Cassavetes' "Love Streams," Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear"), in addition to launching the careers of many future genre superstars like Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme.