For the latest Everything Action Commentary, Zach and Chris are joined by special guest Austin Trunick, the author of The Cannon Film Guide Vol. 1, to watch a quintessential movie from the Cannon Films catalog, Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo.
The Cannon Group is one of our most beloved purveyors of wonderfully over the top action from the likes of Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris (and later Stallone and Van Damme) but the house that Golan and Globus built had a much more diverse catalog and the truly excellent book The Cannon Film Guide Vol. […]
One of the many ninja actionfests that Cannon Films put out in the 80s, American Ninja stars Michael Dudikoff as Pvt. Joe Armstrong, an Army soldier and secret ninja who discovers a black-market arms dealer and his army of evil ninjas are operating in the Philippines near where he’s stationed and he becomes determined to stop them.
Since the focus of both Breakin and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo was on break dancing, the soundtracks were key parts of the movies and featured hip&hop duo Ollie & Jerry contributing both title songs along with tracks by Chaka Khan and the first ever appearance by Ice-T.
The story behind the studio that brought us schlock gems in the 80’s like Robot Jox, Ghoulies, Troll, Trancers and Re-Animator is the subject of an upcoming documentary.