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Black Cobra -- One man travels across the country, smuggling illegal black diamonds to sell in order to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa. When he arrives in the United States to finalize what appeared to be a simple transaction, he is soon double-crossed and becomes caught up in a contraband operation forcing him to overcome an opponent far more lethal than any he has ever met.
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22 May 2012 (USA) See more »
One man travels across country, smuggling illegal black diamonds to sell in order to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Better then most recent martial arts movies, but still nothing amazing. The type of movie you forget as you watch. I say B- See more (3 total) »



Directed by
Scott Donovan 
Lilly Melgar (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Donovan 
Sebati Edward Mafate 

Produced by
Kami Asgar .... producer
Ricardo Barerra .... executive producer
Jana Barroga .... co-executive producer
Ricardo Cabrera .... co-executive producer
Stephanie Cheeva .... producer
Scott Donovan .... producer
Rosemary Gavidia .... co-executive producer
Mark Jacoby .... executive producer
Sebati Edward Mafate .... producer
Sean McCormack .... producer
Lilly Melgar .... producer
Tim Tuchrello .... producer
Maria Vaughn .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Ara Dabandjian 
Saro Koujakian 
Seto Tuncboyaciyan 
Aaron Wall 
Cinematography by
Ian Campbell 
Film Editing by
Yvan Gauthier 
James Kilton 
Tim Tuchrello 
Production Design by
Gladys Rodriguez 
Costume Design by
Ricky Lyle 
Makeup Department
Michelle Dallas .... assistant makeup artist: assistant hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Michael Hill .... second assistant director
Ken Ohara .... action sequence director
Ken Ohara .... second unit director
Susie Talebi .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Brian Armstrong .... sound re-recording mixer
Lateef Crowder .... stunt double
Zoli Dora .... stunts
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom .... stunts
Chris Torres .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Timothy Patrick .... assistant camera (as Tim Barney)
Other crew
Rob Holmes .... technical consultant
Stephanie Lytle .... production assistant
Melody Djavadi .... special thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"When the Cobra Strikes" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for language, violence and brief drug use
89 min
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Better then most recent martial arts movies, but still nothing amazing. The type of movie you forget as you watch. I say B-, 20 May 2012
Author: Tony Heck ( from United States

"You don't understand, there's nothing you can do to save your father." When Sizwie (Storm) finds out that his father is in prison he wants to get him out. He finds a way by selling black market diamonds in America. What starts as a simple transaction turns dangerous when he is double crossed and becomes a party to contraband. He must now fight to save not only his father but also himself. While I was expecting much worse from this it was still a very forgettable movie. The fighting is exciting and very well done and the plot is a good idea. The problem is that when the fighting isn't happening it tends to drag a little and becomes forgettable. I again think this isn't a bad movie at all and is entertaining to a point but it seemed to be flat the whole way through and was really nothing original. There are a ton of martial arts movies out there and this is a little better then most but still very OK. Overall, another type of movie that is entertaining but you forget as you are watching it. I give it a B-.

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