CANNON MONTH: Up Your Anchor (1985)

Up Your Anchor may be the sixth Lemon Popsicle film, but it truly feels like the sixtieth I’ve watched. Benji (Yftach Katzur) and Huey (Zachi Noy) are back and this time, they’re on a cruise ship.

Not returning would be Jonathan Sagall, who played Bobby in all of the films up until Baby Love. He clashed with Golan and Globus, as well as director Dan Wolman, which is why there’s a scene in the beginning where the remaining boys watch a home movie that replays scenes from the original movie instead of, you know, paying the actor. Boaz Davidson wasn’t involved either. That said series writers Sam Waynberg and Eli Tavor are on board, as is Bea Fielder, who was a frequent sex object in these movies.

There’s even less music, but at least Little Richard’s “Bama Lama Bama Loo” and the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love” are on the soundtrack. As for the rest of the film, it recycles what you’ve seen before, but as mentioned before, this is the sixth time this movie has been made and while the first was shocking for showing the sex lives of Israeli boys, by 1985 audiences had seen this all before.

One good thing: Yehuda Efroni is in it and he’s like the utility Cannon actor, showing up in The Happy Hooker Goes HollywoodDr. Heckyl and Mr. HypeNanaHerculesNight SoldierSeven Magnificent GladiatorsThe Delta ForceMillion Dollar MadnessRumpelstiltskinThe Emperor’s New ClothesSleeping BeautyBraddock: Missing In Action IIIAmerican Ninja 3: Blood HuntSinbad, Hanna’s War and Ten Little Indians.

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