This oral history documents the inexplicable rise, and inevitable fall of Golan and Globus; the pioneers of schlockbusters, whose fierce passion for filmmaking (whatever the cost) led to exploitation on and off screen.
Quickly paced through the smooth melding of archive clips and talking heads, all is told with either a laugh or sigh of reminiscence. The presentation is engaging and interesting, yet somewhat overlong and sometimes overworked.
That the “Go-Go Boys” chose not to appear alongside their stars and colleagues, instead making their own competing documentary, is telling of their production methods. If anything, this film gains credibility without their involvement.
This is a thorough and respectful documentary – Cannon Films undeniably taught Hollywood a lesson through bad example, but whether they were ahead of their time or shysters is left open.
DIRECTOR: Mark Hartley
WRITER: Mark Hartley
SYNOPSIS: A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.