Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus are
Golan and Globus can't breakdance,
rap, salsa, or lambada, either.
These two graying Israelis did, however, have enough expertise on
the topics to create and produce seven ninja movies, as well as Breakiní,
Forbidden Dance, all in a remarkably productive period between 1980
If bad movies were a religion, Golan and Globus would be its contemporary
gods. These two producers arenít quite household names, but for a brief
moment in the mid-eighties, it seemed like their entertainment empire would
be a major market player for many years to come.
The Cannon Group, the conglomerate that Golan and Globus ran for a decade,
is responsible for some of the most beloved B-films of all time. The films
ranged from Charles Bronson cleaning up the streets of Los Angeles in Death
Wish 2 to kids doing head spins on cardboard in Breakin'. If
there was a cheap buck to be made on an exploitation movie, Golan and Globus
The Cannon story is filled with dealmaking, colorful personalities,
and through it all, Golanís legendary charisma and charm. And the story
continues to this day; both are still involved in low-budget movies.
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