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Menahem Golan dies at 85; producer of '80s action films
Menahem Golan dies at 85; producer of '80s action films

Producer/director Menahem Golan, whose prolific output of schlock action movies and occasional prestige projects made him a force to be dealt with in 1980s Hollywood, died Friday in Tel Aviv, according to Israeli and other news sources. He was 85. Details concerning his death were not available. He built a short-lived U.S. film empire with his cousin Yoram Globus, with whom he had a relationship that varied from close-knit to non-speaking. In Hollywood, before their film production company imploded in the late 1980s, the enterprising pair was known as "the Go-Go Boys." In their heyday, they turned out more than 30 films a year, including action flicks such as...

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