The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films

There are insights and amusement aplenty here

Taglined, “The Inside Story of Cannon Films,” this amusing and informative doc chronicles how Israeli cousins Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus’s Cannon Films became, for a while, the biggest independent studio in Hollywood, producing more than 300 films, mostly tacky, before collapsing under its own ambition. “This is not a volume business,” wryly observes one former studio head. “It’s a hits business.”

There are insights and amusement aplenty here if you can get past the half of it that’s in Hebrew and subtitled only in Japanese. Recommend trying to glom a DVD with subs in your own language. Japanese title: Cannon Films Bakusou Fuunroku. (88 min)