The independent film company Cannon films will not go down in history for its nuanced and fine-tuned films with well-written character portraits. They are all about the strait forward storytelling with cheap special effects and lots and lots of karate kicks! The two Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus turned Hollywood up-side-down with their low-budget films during the golden age of video, and with action stars such as Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude van Damme and Dolph Lundgren the money was rolling in. However, delusions of grandeur made the two men do some bad investments, and soon the gold mine ran dry. But the B-movies they created live on in the minds and on the shelves of many movie enthusiasts still.