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King Cobra (1999)

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A mutated snake escapes from a laboratory and terrorizes the residents of a small California brewery town.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Morita ... Nick Hashimoto
Scott Hillenbrand Scott Hillenbrand ... Dr. Brad Kagen (as Scott Brandon)
Casey Fallo Casey Fallo ... Jo Biddle (as Kasey Fallo)
Hoyt Axton ... Mayor Ed Biddle
Joseph Ruskin ... Dr. Irwin Burns
Courtney Gains ... Dr. Joseph McConnell
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ... Sheriff Ben Lowry
Arell Blanton Arell Blanton ... Jesse
Jerry Kernion ... Conrad
Michael Leopard Michael Leopard ... Buck
Erik Estrada ... Bernie Alvarez
Nick Jameson ... Jurgen Werner
Cedric Duplechain ... Deputy Bud Fuller
Paul Morgan Fredrix Paul Morgan Fredrix ... Dr. Pat Kagen
Gary Bristow Gary Bristow ... Billy
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When a team of scientists led by Dr. Irwin Burns test an experimental drug that increases aggression in animals and humans, their biochemical lab explodes and a mutated nightmare escapes. Half African King Cobra and half Eastern Diamondback, Seth is pure evil. He's 30 feet long with a giant appetite for terror. Written by Mike

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Don't mess with mother nature! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for monster violence and terror, and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The snake's name could be a reference to the Egyptian God, Seth, who was associated with the Serpent. His primary color that he was known for was the color Red, like the cobra in this film. See more »

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Nick Hashimoto calls the snake Seth even though he was never told that was its name. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Irwin Burns: How is this supposed to work again?
Nick Hashimoto: The vibrations from the thumper box will attract Seth to the area.
Dr. Irwin Burns: Hopefully.
Nick Hashimoto: Oh, he'll come. I designed that box myself. It always works. And when he sees the gourmet meal that we have catered for him, lunch time begins. And then while he's digesting and becomes a little sluggish, the show begins. I'll wrangle him into the tube. You guys will seal the tube, after he's cleared of course, and you lock him in. I'll turn on the gas and our overgrown elapid will go ...
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Dandelion
Written by Rick Hromadka
Performed by Double Naught Spies
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Frightening indeed.
5 February 2001 | by mbulthausSee all my reviews

Even taking into account what obviously was a miniscule budget, one of the worst efforts I've been exposed to. In a nutshell, this is a tale of a small town under the attack of a genetically engineered, grossly oversized mutant snake (half King Cobra-half rattlesnake) that has escaped from the local laboratory. To remedy this awful situation, they hire expert snake wrangler Mr. Miyagi to corral the ferocious reptile. Honestly, Pat Morita would have won more of my respect by signing on for another Karate Kid movie. And despite the fact that both the plot and the realism are miserable, every cloud has a silver lining - this movie is so bad that laughter is all but guaranteed. That's the only reason you'll make it to the end. And if you do, there's gold at the end of the rainbow. In one of the most outstanding moments in bad movie history, the movie's final scene features one of our heroes delivering a breathtaking drop kick to the snake that is guaranteed to have you doubled over in laughter while frantically reaching for the rewind button. You've got to see it to believe it.


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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Seth See more »

Filming Locations:

Fillmore, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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