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Menahem Golan, 1929-2014


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Israeli director-turned producer dies at 85

 

You may not recognize the names of Menahem Golan and his cousin Yoram Globus, but you might recognize the names of their movies. In the late 1970s they acquired the Cannon Group and proceeed to put out a string of movies more remembered for their misfiring than anything else, such as Bo Derek in Bolero or Sylvester Stallone's arm-wrestling masterpiece Over the Top; there were also Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. And then they tried to get serious by doing things like hiring Jean-Luc Godard to do a version of King Lear (I'll admit to not having seen this version before). The free spending eventually led to Cannon's bankruptcy.

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