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Cobra nero (1987)

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A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers.

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Aldo Mengolini ...
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Alan (as Ronald Russo)
Rita Bartolini ...
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Early in "Black Cobra," Detective Robert Malone establishes himself as a maverick, uncompromising policeman when he guns down several criminals during a hostage standoff. Next, he finds himself protecting a female photographer who has witnessed a murder. She is sought by a moronic gang of motorcyclists who have been murdering and raping at will. Malone finds them, confronts them, and takes care of (police) business. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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My cat's name is "Pervis"...
15 October 2007 | by (Satan's Colon) – See all my reviews

Meet Detective Robert Malone (Fred Williamson). Within the first ten minutes of BLACK COBRA, Detective Malone walks into a hostage situation that is, for some reason, taking place at a municipal pool. Instead of negotiating or trying to protect or comfort the hostages, Malone shoots all three terrorists dead without saying a word. When Malone's boss runs up to him and chews him out for reckless conduct, his response is: "They were scumbags!"

Like many cop movies in the 1980's, BLACK COBRA features a lone wolf cop with a direct (and excessively violent) approach to crime and complete disregard for the legal system or the protection of the innocent. Still, Detective Malone does have a soft side: he has a cat named Pervis who only eats food from the red-labeled cat food cans. Detective Malone also has a strange habit of returning his opened, empty cat food cans to the cupboard with the lids still attached.

The antagonists in this movie, given absolutely no background, no motive, and, in some cases, no dialogue, are a group of biker-types wearing sunglasses and leather outfits. Enter fashion photographer Elys Trumbo (Eva Grimaldi), who witnesses the gang's assault on her neighbors and, thinking quickly, takes several photographs of the gang's square-jawed and nameless leader (Bruno Bilotta). Now the gang wants her dead, and Malone is sent in to protect her.

This is, in many respects, very much an Italian counterpart to an American formula, complete with stolen lines and music. As is the case with low-budget movies of this type, there is plenty of gore and bad dubbing to go around, although surprisingly little nudity.

I found this movie on a two-movie disk along with BLACK COBRA 2 at a local department store in the dollar bargain bin. I thought it was every bit as entertaining as something this cheap can be. For those who like corny action flicks and are not very picky about the quality of the picture, sound or acting, this movie is well worth the price.


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