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King Cobra -- A mutated snake escapes from a laboratory and terrorizes the residents of a small California brewery town.


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Release Date:
29 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »
Don't mess with mother nature! See more »
A mutated snake escapes from a laboratory and terrorizes the residents of a small California brewery town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Pat Morita ... Nick Hashimoto
Scott Hillenbrand ... Dr. Brad Kagen (as Scott Brandon)
Casey Fallo ... Jo Biddle (as Kasey Fallo)

Hoyt Axton ... Mayor Ed Biddle

Joseph Ruskin ... Dr. Irwin Burns

Courtney Gains ... Dr. Joseph McConnell
Eric Lawson ... Sheriff Ben Lowry
Arell Blanton ... Jesse

Jerry Kernion ... Conrad
Michael Leopard ... Buck

Erik Estrada ... Bernie Alvarez

Nick Jameson ... Jurgen Werner

Cedric Duplechain ... Deputy Bud Fuller
Paul Morgan Fredrix ... Dr. Pat Kagen
Gary Bristow ... Billy
Lang Yun ... Dr. Toshi Ling
Catalina Larranaga ... Kathryn Burns (as Catalina Larrañaga)

Megan Blake ... Grace Stills
Michael Elton ... Michael Stills
Hailey Russo ... Susie Stills
Scot Boland ... Simpson (as Scott Boland)

Efren Ramirez ... Teen Boy

Iyari Limon ... Teen Girl
Judith Montgomery ... Woman #1
Concetta D'Agnese ... Woman #2 (as Connie Danese)
Chadwick Palmatier ... City Guy
Eric Anderson ... Reporter
Ben Madden ... Brewmaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Henderson ... First victim (scenes deleted)

Directed by
David Hillenbrand 
Scott Hillenbrand 
Writing credits
David Hillenbrand (written by) &
Scott Hillenbrand (written by)

Produced by
Mark Amin .... executive producer
Jim Emerick .... co-producer
David Hillenbrand .... producer
Scott Hillenbrand .... producer
Albert Miniaci .... executive producer
Lance Matthew Olsen .... executive producer
Guy Stodel .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Hillenbrand  (as David Berrel)
Cinematography by
Philip D. Schwartz 
Film Editing by
Guy W. Cearley 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
Production Design by
Jack Cloud 
Set Decoration by
Laura Evans 
Costume Design by
Hana Rausalova 
Makeup Department
Lori Rozman .... hair department head
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup department head (as Leslie Sebert)
Production Management
Jim Emerick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Almond .... first assistant director
Mark Demarais .... second assistant director
Art Department
Terin Baragan .... carpenter
Thomas Bodmer .... property master
Michael C. Stone .... lead man (as Michael Stone)
Travis Flora .... carpenter
Angel Granada .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Mark .... storyboard artist
Kevin Marks .... painter
Rick Staves .... lead man
Laura Evans .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Guy W. Cearley .... dialogue editor
Matthew Dettmann .... foley artist (as Matt Dettmann)
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Kathy Ferrara .... boom operator
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Anne Britt Makebakken .... adr recordist
Scott Page-Pagter .... adr supervisor
Eric Reuveni .... sound assistant
Ron Salaises .... sound effects editor
Ron Scelza .... sound mixer
Ken Skoglund .... re-recording mixer
Ken Skoglund .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Brian S. Tracy .... utility sound
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby
Ben Zarai .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Thomas D. Bacho Jr. .... fabricator (as Tom Bacho)
Charles Chiodo .... creature effects
Edward Chiodo .... creature effects
Stephen Chiodo .... creature effects
Michael Del Rossa .... special effects technician
Todd Farrand .... animatronics technician
Ian Hubbard .... creature crew
Paul Kemp .... general manager: creature fabrication
Sandro Moro .... special effects
David Patykewich .... special effects technician
Dwight Roberts .... animatronics supervisor
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Reid Burns .... visual effects supervisor
Jeff Matakovich .... visual effects supervisor
A.J. Nay .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven A. Adelson .... steadicam operator
Hans Baumgartner .... second assistant camera
Dan Brady .... grip
Bruce Comtois .... grip
Jeff Davidson .... camera loader
Jeff Davidson .... video assist
Allan Goodnoff .... key grip (as Alan 'Snake' Goodnoff)
Robert Heine .... camera operator (as Bob Heine)
Robert Heine .... first assistant camera (as Bob Heine)
Jarrod Hettler .... lamp operator
Matt Horochowski .... dolly grip
Ian Jordan .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ted LeHane .... best boy
Doug Rhymes .... lamp operator
John Schiviello .... first assistant camera
Philip D. Schwartz .... camera operator
Walter Stewart .... chief lighting technician
Sandor Temlock .... second assistant camera
Joshua D. Thatcher .... lamp operator
Eric West .... lamp operator
Damon Wierbilis .... grip
Mario Zavala .... second assistant camera
Mario Zavala .... video assist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgia Alemanni .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Rick Downey .... negative cutter
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Location Management
Henry Cortez .... location manager
Leon Magellan .... location manager
Music Department
Michael Blakey .... music producer
Ross DeRoche .... music preparation
Benoit Grey .... copyist
Brian Hill .... music editor
David Hillenbrand .... conductor (as David Berrel)
David Hillenbrand .... orchestrator (as David Berrel)
James McIlvery .... music recordist
Richard McIlvery .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Bruce Comtois .... transportation coordinator
J. Gregory Primm .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Larry Arpin .... opticals
Larry Arpin .... titles
Norman Feazell Jr. .... production assistant
Jodi Paige .... production controller
Penny Patrick .... script supervisor
John Portela .... production assistant
Michael Stebbins .... production assistant
Christopher Van Dyne .... production assistant

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for monster violence and terror, and for some sensuality
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Continuity: Nick Hashimoto calls the snake Seth even though he was never told that was its name.See more »
Nick Hashimoto:Snakes kill more people in one year than sharks do in one hundred years.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »
Love Just YouSee more »


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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
King Cobblers!, 3 January 2004
Author: Rob_Taylor

I know, it's crap! But even so, I derived a HUGE amount of enjoyment from this stupid, stupid movie.

It starts off almost like its aiming to be a serious horror flick. But as the movie progresses, it just gets sillier and sillier and sillier. What's more, the cast all seem to realise it's getting increasingly ludicrous and camp it up ever more enthusiastically.

That's not to excuse the terrible acting, especially before the "camp" factor sets in. There's one scene with the doctor (Hildebrand) and the cop lady (Fallo) where she gives him a gift, they kiss and cuddle a bit, then he throws her off and launches into THE WORST monologue about how he can't get involved because he has his future to think about, and how he can never amount to anything in the small town and must go to the big city etc. etc. Truly vomit inducing stuff and all delivered so woodenly that I was rolling about with laughter.

It was after this scene (quite early on) that I realised what a treat this film was going to be (in terms of bad movie-ness). It has some stumbles, but its really a riot if you treat it as a big joke, as the cast seem to later on.

Pat Morita also gets one of the most protracted death scenes I've ever witnessed on film. Regardless of his immunity to poison, just how many six-inch fang bites can one man survive before he dies of blood loss, if nothing else? You'll find out in this film!

Things to watch out for:

1. The aforementioned awful monologue.

2. A cameo by Erik Estrada (of CHiPs fame) as a gay guy.

3. The sheriff, who spits tobacco into a cup constantly and has some of the best one-liners in the movie.

4. The snake, which is just ridiculously funny whenever you see it.

5. The "local hunters", who are just fun to watch whenever they are on screen.

6. Pat Morita, who looks constantly embarrassed to be in this film.

All in all, a silly movie for lovers of bad movies! It has all the horror cliches you'd expect, along with clumsy exposition, bad acting and poor effects. But it is fun, if you treat it as pure crap. Try and see it as a serious film, and you are doomed to disappointment.

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