Yoram Globus

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Yoram Globus
יורם גלובוס
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Born (1943-07-07) 7 July 1943 (age 72)
Tiberias (then Mandate Palestine)
Nationality Israeli
Other names Go-Go Boys
Occupation Film producer
Known for Founder of Golan-Globus

Yoram Globus (Hebrew: יורם גלובוס‎; born 7 October 1943), is an Israeli film producer, cinema owner and distributor who is most famous for his association with Cannon Films Inc., a company he ran with his cousin Menahem Golan.[1]

In 1978, Globus and his cousin Menahem Golan moved to Hollywood and purchased the film production company "Cannon" ("The Cannon Group") for $500,000. By the mid-80s Cannon had produced an average of 40 films a year and had become the largest independent production company in the world with a net worth of over 1 billion dollars. Because of their fast, low-budget style of filmmaking, they earned the nickname "the Go-Go Boys." For years the name Golan-Globus symbolized Hollywood's last moguls and an inspiration corner stone to a new generation of film makers. In addition Golan and Globus opened the foreign market of the world film industry to the United States. Among the films produced by them are "Blood Sports" with Jean-Claude Van Damme, "Superman 4" with Christopher Reeve, "King Lear” directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Runaway Train (1985), "Over The Top" with Sylvester Stallone and "Street Smart" with Morgan Freeman. In addition, they acquired the rights to movies like “Spiderman”, “Captain America” and more.

With Canon's success Yoram Globus expanded the group's operations and entered into additional areas. Canon acquired approximately 1,600 cinemas in Europe and the United States (some of which were acquired in later years by Silvio Berlusconi, who later became prime minister of Italy) Studios, a, film library and additional acquisitions expanded the activities of the Cannon and established it as a leading conglomerate in the world film industry. During these years, Cannon sold their movies by a new strategy invented by Globus, the pre-sale strategy. Substantial pre-sales of the next years' films were made based on the strong salesmanship skills of Globus, and the advertising created by Design Projects. The deposits made from these sales financed production of the first film in the production line-up, which—when completed and delivered to theatre owners around the world—generated enough money to make the next film in the line-up. For this purposes Cannon used to create posters of movies, before they even had a script, and large billboards prominently displayed at the Cannes Film Festival each year.

In 1986, Cannon Films bought Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment (see EMI Films) and the film library for 175,000,000£, and Canon sold its British Film Library "Thorn-EMI Screen Entertainment Library" which consisted of some 2,000 British films to "Weintraub Entertainment Group" in for approximately $85,000,000.

In 1989, 39.4% of the shares were acquired by the group "Pathé Communications", a holding company controlled by Italian businessman Giancarlo Parretti in the amount of about $250 million. At the same year, Golan, citing differences with both Parretti and Globus, resigned from his position and left Cannon to start 21st Century Film Corporation, while Globus remained with Pathé. Globus and Paretti took over in 1990 through Pathé Communications for the American film company "MGM" and Yoram Globus became president of "MGM".

In 1993, after he produced over 300 films, Globus returned to Israel and has since focused on Israeli film and television production. His company GG Studios owns a large film and television studio in Neve Ilan, Israel where various Israeli broadcast stations, such as the Israeli News Company. Among its holdings of Israel Yoram Globus, of the “Globus Group" that includes a private arm "Globus" who owns the largest TV and film studio (Neveh Ilan) and is responsible for a significant part of film distribution industry ("Noah CPP"). In addition, Globus holds a public arm "Globus Max" who owns theaters in Israel. In 1999, Yoram Globus won othe Ophir Award fr Lifetime Achievement by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television.

In 2014 there were two documentary films released about the story of Golan & Globus in Cannon Films. Ratpac Entertainment released Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. That same year, the Israeli documentary The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films was launched at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


Combined filmography


  • Rak Klavim Ratzim Hofshi (Only Dogs Run Free) (2006) (filming) [Producer]
  • Melah Ha'arets (Salt of the Land) (2006) [Executive Producer] [Producer]
  • All Is Well by Me (2005) [Executive Producer]
  • Va, vis et deviens (2005) [associate producer]
  • Tipul Nimratz (2002) TV Series [Producer]
  • Lemon Popsicle 9: The Party Goes On (2001) [Producer]


  • Speedway Junky (1999) [Co-executive Producer]
  • Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol (1999) [Producer]
  • Hellbound (1994) [Executive Producer]
  • Street Knight (1993) [Executive Producer]
  • American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993) [Executive Producer]
  • The Mummy Lives (1993) [Executive Producer]
  • Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors (1993) [Executive Producer]
  • Lelakek Tatut (Licking the Raspberry) (1992) [Producer]
  • Tipat Mazal (A Bit of Luck) (1992) [Producer]
  • Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990) [Producer]
  • Lambada (1990/I) [Producer]
  • Mack the Knife (1990) [Executive Producer]
  • A Man Called Sarge (1990) [Executive Producer]


  • The Rose Garden (1989) [Producer]
  • Cyborg (1989) [Producer]
  • Red Riding Hood (1989) [Producer]
  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) [Executive Producer]
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1989) [Producer]
  • The Secret of the Ice Cave (1989) [Executive Producer]
  • Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) [Producer]
  • Haunted Summer (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Hanna's War (1988) [Co-producer]
  • A Cry in the Dark aka Evil Angels[3] (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Messenger of Death (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Manifesto (1988) [Producer]
  • Hero and the Terror (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Puss in Boots (1988) [Producer]
  • Salsa (1988) [Producer]
  • Powaqqatsi (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Appointment with Death (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Going Bananas (1988) [Producer]
  • Gor (1988) [Executive Producer]
  • Mercenary Fighters (1988) [Producer]
  • Alien from L.A. (1988) [Producer]
  • Bloodsport (1988) [Producer]
  • Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) [Producer]
  • Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988) [Producer]
  • Giorni randagi, I (Stray Days) (1988) [Producer]
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [Executive Producer]
  • Dancers aka Giselle (1987) [Producer]
  • Surrender (1987) [Executive Producer]
  • King Lear (1987) [Producer]
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987) [Producer]
  • Cannon Movie Tales: Hansel and Gretel (1987) [Producer]
  • Barfly (1987) [Executive Producer]
  • Masters of the Universe (1987) [Producer]
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) [Producer]
  • Shy People (1987) [Producer]
  • Under Cover (1987) [Producer]
  • Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987) [Producer]
  • Mascara (Make-up for Murder) (1987) [Executive Producer]
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) [Producer]
  • Beauty and the Beast (1987) [Producer]
  • The Barbarians (1987) [Producer]
  • Down Twisted (1987) [Producer]
  • The Hanoi Hilton (1987) [Producer]
  • Street Smart (1987) [Producer]
  • Number One with a Bullet (1987) [Producer]
  • Over the Top (1987) [Producer]
  • Assassination (1987) [Executive Producer]
  • Business as Usual (1987) [Executive Producer]
  • Cannon Movie Tales: The Emperor's New Clothes (1987) [Producer]
  • Snow White (1987) [Producer]
  • Duet for One (1986) [Producer]
  • Firewalker (1986) [Producer]
  • 52 Pick-Up (1986) [Producer]
  • Avenging Force (1986) [Producer]
  • Otello (1986) [Producer]
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) [Producer]
  • Detective School Dropouts (1986) [Producer]
  • Invaders from Mars (1986) [Producer]
  • Cobra (1986) [Producer]
  • Dangerously Close (1986) [Executive Producer]
  • America 3000 (1986) [Producer]
  • P.O.W. The Escape a.k.a. Behind the Enemy Lines (1986) [Executive Producer]
  • Murphy's Law (1986) [Executive Producer]
  • The Naked Cage (1986) [Executive Producer] (uncredited)
  • Field of Honor (1986) [Producer]
  • The Delta Force (1986) [Producer]
  • Complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti, Un (A Complex Plot About Women, Alleys and Crimes) (1986) [Producer]
  • Malkat Hakitah (Prom Queen) (1986) [Producer]
  • Salome (1986) [Executive Producer]
  • Superfantagenio (1986) [Producer]
  • Fool for Love (1985) [Producer]
  • Runaway Train (1985) [Producer]
  • King Solomon's Mines (1985) [Producer]
  • Death Wish 3 (1985) [Producer]
  • Avventure dell'incredibile Ercole, Le (The Adventures of Hercules) (1985) [Producer]
  • The Berlin Affair (1985) [Producer]
  • Thunder Alley (1985) [Executive Producer]
  • Invasion U.S.A. (1985) [Producer]
  • Hot Chili (1985) [Producer]
  • American Ninja (1985/I) [Producer]
  • Lifeforce (1985) [Producer]
  • Déjà Vu (1985) [Producer]
  • Rappin' (1985) [Producer]
  • The Assisi Underground (1985) [Producer]
  • Mata Hari (1985) [Executive Producer]
  • Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) [Producer]
  • Harimu Ogen aka Up Your Anchor: Lemon Popsicle 6 (1985) [Producer]
  • Hot Resort (1985) [Producer]
  • Me'ahev, Ha- The Lover (1985) [Producer]
  • Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) [Producer]
  • Missing in Action (1984) [Producer]
  • Maria's Lovers (1984) [Executive Producer]
  • Exterminator 2 (1984) [Executive Producer]
  • Ninja III: The Domination (1984) [Producer]
  • Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy (1984) [Executive Producer]
  • Roman Za'ir aka Baby Love aka Lemon Popsicle V (1984) [Producer]
  • I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes - the Man and His Work (1984) [Producer]
  • The Naked Face (1984) [Producer]
  • Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984) [Producer]
  • The Ambassador (1984) [Producer]
  • Breakin' (1984) [Executive Producer]
  • Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984) [Producer]
  • Love Streams (1984) [Producer]
  • Edut Me'ones (Forced Testimony) (1984) [Producer]
  • Grace Quigley (1984) [Producer]
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1984) [Executive Producer]
  • Sahara (1983) [Producer]
  • Revenge of the Ninja (1983) [Producer]
  • Hercules (1983) [Producer]
  • The Wicked Lady (1983) [Producer]
  • House of the Long Shadows (1983) [Producer]
  • 10 to Midnight (1983) [Executive Producer]
  • Tesoro de las cuatro coronas, El (Treasure of the Four Crowns) (1983) [Producer]
  • Sababa (1983) [Producer]
  • Sette magnifici gladiatori, I (The Seven Magnificent Gladiators) (1983) [Executive Producer]
  • That Championship Season (1982) [Executive Producer]
  • The Last American Virgin (1982) [Producer]
  • Hospital Massacre aka Be My Valentine, or Else...(1982) [Producer]
  • Death Wish II (1982) [Producer] [Presenter]
  • Ahava Ilemeth aka Mute Love (1982) [Producer]
  • Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1982) [Producer]
  • Sapiches aka Lemon Popsicle IV (1982) [Producer]
  • Body and Soul (1981) [Producer]
  • Enter the Ninja (1981) [Producer]
  • Shifshuf Naim aka Lemon Popsicle III (1981) [Producer]
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) [Executive Producer]
  • New Year's Evil (1980) [Producer]
  • The Apple aka Star Rock (1980) [Producer]
  • Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980) [Producer]
  • Seed of Innocence aka Teen Mothers (1980) [Producer]
  • Schizoid aka Murder by Mail (1980) [Producer]
  • The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) [Producer]
  • The Godsend (1980) [Executive Producer]


  • The Magician of Lublin (1979) [Producer]
  • Imi Hageneralit (My Mother the General) (1979) [Producer]
  • Nisuin Nusah Tel Aviv (Marriage Tel Aviv Style) (1979) [Producer]
  • Yotzim Kavua aka Lemon Popsicle II (1979) [Producer]
  • Agenten kennen keine Tränen (de) aka The Uranium Conspiracy (1978) [Executive Producer]
  • Eskimo Limon (Lemon Popsicle) (1978) [Producer]
  • Yisraelim Matzhikim (It's a Funny, Funny World) (1978) [Producer]
  • Mivtsa Yonatan (Entebbe: Operation Thunderbolt) (1977) [Producer]
  • Kid Vengeance (it) aka Take Another Hard Ride (1977) [Producer]
  • Diamante Lobo aka A Bullet from God (1976) [Associate Producer]
  • The Four Deuces (1976) [Producer]
  • Diamonds (1975) [Producer]
  • Lepke (1975) [Producer]
  • Kazablan (1974) [Executive Producer]
  • Abu el Banat aka Daughters, Daughters (1973) [Executive Producer]
  • Ani Ohev Otach Rosa (I Love You, Rosa) (1972) [Executive Producer]
  • Shod Hatelephonim Hagadol (The Great Telephone Robbery) (1972) [Producer]
  • Jump (1971) [Executive Producer]
  • Katz V'Carasso aka The Contract (1971) [Producer]
  • Malkat Hakvish (The Highway Queen) (1971) [Producer]
  • Joe (1970) [Executive Producer]
  • Lupo! (1970) [Producer]
  • Pritza Hagdola, Ha- aka Eagles Attack at Dawn aka From Hell to Victory (1970) [Producer]



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