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

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The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films
ISCF film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byHilla Medalia
Produced byYariv Horowitz
Roy Lev
Hilla Medalia
Neta Zwebner-Zaibert
Written byHilla Medalia
Daniel Sivan
Music byJonathan Bar Giora
CinematographyOded Kirma
Guy Mossman
Edited byDaniel Sivan
kNow Productions
Distributed byOther Angle Pictures
Release date
  • May 16, 2014 (2014-05-16) (Cannes)
Running time
86 minutes

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films is a 2014 documentary film, produced and directed by Hilla Medalia and written by Medalia and Daniel Sivan.[1]

The film explores the effect of two Israeli cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, on Hollywood by producing films and starting one of the most successful independent production companies, Cannon Films. Apart from Golan and Globus, other Hollywood personalities appearing in the film include Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris, Michael Dudikoff, Billy Drago, Andrey Konchalovskiy and Franco Zeffirelli.[2]

The film had its world premiere at 2014 Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes Classics section.[3]


In the 1980s, two Israeli cousins (Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus) influenced Hollywood by producing over 300 films and starting one of the most successful independent production companies, Cannon Films. Their complex and differing personalities made them successful and eventually led to their downfall.


The film received mixed to positive reviews from the critics upon its premier at Cannes. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter criticized the film, writing "It rather disingenuously ignores two major issues. First, Cannon had very bad taste in movies. Second, there’s precious little discussion, except in the most general terms, of the company’s suspected financial shenanigans." Ultimately concluded that "(it shows) A little love for Golan and Globus."[4]

Tom Christie gave the film a negative review for Indiewire, writing "There's nothing particularly special about Hilla Medalia's documentary, The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, other than its subjects, Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus."[5]

However, Alissa Simon of Variety gave the film a positive review, calling it "both an affectionate tribute and a cautionary tale" and "a solid celebration of Menachem Golan, Yoram Globus and their famous filmmaking empire."[6]

Craig Skinner wrote in his review for Film Divider that "The Go-Go Boys presents a fascinating portrait that goes beyond the films and tells an enthralling story of two men who grasped the American Dream in all four hands. They may not have always been working towards something that was really worth the effort, but whatever they did, they did it with passion."[7]

See also


  1. ^ "The Go-Go Boys: The Delta Force producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus's contribution to cinema". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "OVERVIEW". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "THE GO-GO BOYS: THE INSIDE STORY OF CANNON FILMS". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "'The Go-Go Boys': Cannes Review". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Review: Hilla Medalia's Documentary 'The Go-Go Boys' Remembers 1980s Hollywood". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Cannes Film Review: 'The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films'". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Cannes: The Go-Go Boys – The Inside Story of Cannon Films review". Retrieved October 20, 2014.

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