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Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection (1990)

The Black Cobra 3 (original title)
A shipment of American weapons is stolen in the Philippines. An American named Hawkins tries to find the weapons. Hawkins ends up dead. Chicago policeman Bob Malone is called in to ... See full summary »

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Forry Smith ...
Lt. Greg Duncan
Debra Ward ...
Tracy Rogers
David Light ...
Jackson
Kelly Wicker
Ned Hourani ...
Charlie Hopkins
Buddy Norton ...
Lawrence Brennan
Mike Monty ...
Capt. Phillips
Edward Santana ...
Capt. Marton
Maria Isabel Lopez ...
Sioni
Joe Edwards
Joy Amora
Chris Castillejo
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Milton Rodríguez ...
(as Milton Morris)
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A shipment of American weapons is stolen in the Philippines. An American named Hawkins tries to find the weapons. Hawkins ends up dead. Chicago policeman Bob Malone is called in to investigate. Along with Interpol agent Greg Duncan, Malone travels the streets of Manila, tracking down leads. Criminals always seem to know where Duncan and Malone will be, which leads them to suspect a traitor in their midst. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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On this mission, he's not a cop... he's a one man Delta Force!

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30 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection  »

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When Malone is at the reception at the hotel boom mic is clearly visible for a few seconds, slowly descending from the top of the screen. See more »

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[first lines]
Soldier: You! Don't move! Don't move!
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Smoothed out compared to the first two, but still quite rough
15 December 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Black Cobra III finds Karl Malone (Fred Williamson) called to the Phillipines to help the son of a friend of his father who is also an Interpol Agent. Although the word 'Interpol' itself should be enough to explain what exactly this movie is about, I'll explain the plot a bit further. Interpol is a fictitious multinational intelligence agency which sometimes works with but also supersedes the CIA, FBI, etc. In this case, a shipment of missiles has been stolen and a trio consisting of two huge guys (Williamson and Forry Smith) and a tough young female CIA agent (Debra Ward) have two weeks to find the weapons and make the problem go away. The plot is also decorated with a few predictable twists and turns very typical of the B thriller genre.

Well shot, adequately directed by journeyman Dan Edwards, and decently scripted, Black Cobra III is probably the best of the Black Cobra Trilogy. However, the acting was just as poor as the previous efforts. Debra Ward was probably the best actor in this film and she never bothered to appear in another. Even the fight choreography is poorly acted - surprising given Williamson's background. Thankfully, the film does not take itself too seriously.

For Williamson and B thriller fans only. Others beware.


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