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




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Complete credited cast:
Eva Grimaldi ...
Elys Trumbo
Bandit Leader (as Karl Landgren)
Maurice Poli ...
Chief Max Walker
Vassili Karis ...
Malone's Partner
Sabrina Siani ...
Walker's Daughter
Aldo Mengolini ...
Sabina Gaddi ...
Laura Lancia ...
Gaetano Russo ...
Alan (as Ronald Russo)
Rita Bartolini ...
Luciana Cirenei ...


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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18 December 1987 (Italy)  »

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[first lines]
Detective Robert Malone: [on the police radio] Yeah, what is it?
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A Good Film with strong central characters but really poor writing.
1 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

12-01-2005 I just finished watching "Black Cobra" for the second time. The first time I watched it was four years ago when a friend had taped it off the air on a blank video cassette. I only saw the last half of the movie then...but I really liked it.

While it is clearly not in the genre of Eastwood's "Magnum Force" or "Dirty Harry" and probably is not as good as either Willis' "Die Hard" or Gibson's "Lethal Weapon", the film is still pretty good. The writing is not great but the "street action" carries the film well. Marian Cobretti and Martin Riggs could have learned some useful things. Mr. Williamson is good. Like Cobretti and Riggs, our Fred has "style".

I happen to like Fred Williamson, the actor. I liked him in "Joshua" and paid fulI price for the video cassette. In my mind, you don't get a lot better than " The Snake scene" in "Joshua" or the final "You're yella" scene with Karl Malden, in "Nevada Smith". Both are great movies. Williamson is good. I'd like to see more of his work...in conjunction with good screen play writing.

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