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Electric Boogaloo

Released 2015
Distributor Warner Bros.

Subtitled The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films, director Mark Hartley’s 2014 documentary is a treasure trove for 80’s movie nostalgists. Hartley puts together a remarkable band of over 80 Cannon vets (including Bo Derek,  Elliott Gould and Dolph Lundgren) to tell their own stories while further embellishing the already outrageous legends of Cannon founders Menahem Golan and his cousin Yoram Globus. Guru Mark Helfrich even chimes in with his own experiences working at Cannon. Though given a very limited theatrical release, the film was well received and can be found on dvd and streaming services.

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About Mark Helfrich

Mark Helfrich is a feature film editor, director, and Beatlemaniac. Among his editing credits are all the Rush Hour films, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, Scary Movie, Action Jackson, and Predator. He directed Good Luck Chuck, episodes of Bones and Prison Break, and numerous music videos. His favorite movie is Performance, yet he’s seen The Sound of Music 100 times.

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