When Israeli filmmaker Menahem Golan wanted to break into Hollywood, he went all in on an over the top disco musical. Unfortunately by 1980, when his movie was released, disco was dead, and the reaction to his flashy new film didn’t go according to plan.
In this bonus episode we take a look at how in the 1980s Cannon Films signed a major star to the biggest deal in entertainment history and still didn’t get the movie made. LaBrava was to be an adaptation of the Elmore Leonard (Justified, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) novel and a signal that Cannon had moved into the big leagues. Instead Cannon’s own excitement over the project became its biggest problem.