CANNON MONTH: Boy Takes Girl (1982)

When two doctors from Tel Aviv join Doctors Without Borders, they end up going to Thailand and leaving their ten-year-old daughter Aya behind in a kibbutz (a communal settlement where all wealth is held in common and profits are reinvested) where the kids live together by age, not gender, meaning that she must go from being an only child to suddenly being surrounded by boys who even shower with her.

Made in Israel by director and writer Michal Bat-Adam, this is an early Cannon release by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus as they started to figure out what their new American studio was going to be.

Honestly, if you told me that I’d be watching a movie that has a fight between kids over a stamp collection, I would tell you that you were crazy. But if you said, well, it’s a Cannon movie, then I’d say, “Well, put it on.” I’m a completist. Movies are drugs. This one didn’t get me high, but I smoked it down to the filter and burned my finger to find out if it would.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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