Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
For better or worse, Yoran Globus and Menahem Golan bought up the Cannon company and set their sights on taking over Hollywood. Their plan was to keep an unimaginable amount of films constantly in production and turning out cheap movies that featured recognizable stars like ... Brook Shields. The next plan was making stars out of the likes of Chuck Norris before putting all their chips and money into the table and attempting to do big-budget movies with Sylvester Stallone.
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films is yet another very good and highly entertaining documentary from Mark Hartley whose previous docs included NOT QUITE Hollywood: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF OZPLOITATION and MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED. This film here follows the template of those two by having actors, directors, assistants and film experts talk about what made Cannon so miserably bad while at the same time showing why the films they made continue to live and be popular today.
It's a shame someone like Chuck Norris isn't interviewed but there are plenty of great stories being told as we learn about how these two men pretty much forced their way into Hollywood and ended up working with some pretty big stars before their assembly line just finally went nuts. If you're a fan of Cannon films then there are all sorts of wonderful stories being told here including some pretty brutal stuff about Sharon Stone. There are some great stories about production meetings and we even hear from some screenwriters who were heartbroken to see their stories told in a way that they didn't write them. (IMDB Michael_Elliott)