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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films pays tribute to the titular studio with an affectionate look back that's arguably more entertaining than much of Cannon's own B-movie product.

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From acclaimed cult film documentarian Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED), ELECTRIC BOOGALOO centres on the story of two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the "American dream" founded an indie studio (Cannon) that would produce over 120 exploitation films from 1979-1989, launching the careers of numerous action stars including Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Wildly eclectic, Golan and Globus also produced work by such luminaries as Franco Zeffirelli, John Cassavetes and Barbet Schroeder. With relentless energy and sheer nerve, the cousins turned a renegade outfit into a major Hollywood powerhouse.(C) Drafthosue

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Critic Reviews for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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This promising doc fails to capture the Cannon spirit

June 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Hartley's film is consistently entertaining, if somewhat one-note.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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"Electric Boogaloo" doesn't tell its story from A to Z, but rather in a digressive, choral fashion that privileges outrageous personal anecdotes over dry historical chronologies.

September 8, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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It is, as per usual for Hartley, a giddy, lightning-paced celebration of cheerfully terrible movies.

May 28, 2016 | Full Review…
Flavorwire

Directed with tremendous energy for much of its first half, as Cannon starts to wear out is welcome, so does this documentary.

March 2, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
The Film Stage

Clip shows like this are always fun for die-hard movie buffs (including critics), especially in a case like this, when the clips are much more potent than the completed films.

February 24, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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