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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films - Documentary

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via The Playlist:

The doc is an always involving and entertaining look behind the curtain of the studio, and at the men who ran it: filmmaker/producer Menahem Golan and producer/businessman Yoram Globus. Simply put, they loved making movies, and while the quality varied wildly, as long as they had a movie in cinemas, they were happy. Working with guys like Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris allowed Cannon to stay afloat even if they released a string of stinkers, but the studio even flirted with with legitimate filmmakers, providing a home for folks like Jean-Luc Godard (“King Lear”), John Cassavetes (“Love Streams”), Franco Zeffirelli (“Othello”) and Barbet Schroder ("Barfly" with Mickey Rourke).

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This is hilarious…in true Cannon style, the subjects of the above documentary made their own movie about themselves to compete and beat Electric Boogaloo to theaters. Their take is called The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films