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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 »


Edoardo Margheriti (as Dan Edwards)


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Credited cast:
Fred Williamson ... Lt. Robert Malone
Forry Smith Forry Smith ... Lt. Greg Duncan
Debra Ward Debra Ward ... Tracy Rogers
David Light David Light ... Jackson
Kelly Wicker Kelly Wicker
Ned Hourani Ned Hourani ... Charlie Hopkins
Buddy Norton Buddy Norton ... Lawrence Brennan
Mike Monty Mike Monty ... Capt. Phillips
Edward Santana Edward Santana ... Capt. Marton
Maria Isabel Lopez ... Sioni
Joe Edwards Joe Edwards
Joy Amora Joy Amora
Chris Castillejo Chris Castillejo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milton Rodríguez Milton Rodríguez ... (as Milton Morris)


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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Release Date:

30 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Filman International See more »
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1.66 : 1
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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 »


[first lines]
Soldier: You! Don't move! Don't move!
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Followed by Detective Malone (1991) See more »

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Third Cobra time is a venomous charm.
7 March 2010 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

I guess Fred Williamson's paycheck for appearing in the "Black Cobra" films got a lot bigger every time, because his performance and enthusiasm vastly improves with each installment! Robert Malone no longer resembles to the character that was introduced in the first film. He used to be silent, gruff and indifferent, but now he makes little jokes and smiles the entire time. Perhaps it also has something to do with the fact that the quality of the films slightly improves every time as well. Part three has a lousy and inexistent plot, but there's quite a lot of straightforward and undemanding action footage. Robert Malone is called back to Manila – choice of location is purely coincidental, apparently, because none of the people of his previous adventure in The Philippines reappear – to help locate a stolen shipment of American weapons. Another special agent already tried to infiltrate in the bad guys' military camp but failed. The guy kicked a lot of butt and had some very inventive methods to conquer electric fences, but ultimately died when he jumped down a waterfall. This is why local Interpol agent Greg Duncan calls in the help of his father's reliable Vietnam buddy Malone. The film is totally senseless and there are still quite a number of dull sequences, but the delightfully cheesy B-movie action footage truly compensates for everything. The army of ugly Philippine bad guys is inexhaustible (the body count must be hundreds!) and there are plenty of cool firearm toys like machine guns (the type Rambo uses as well) and crossbows. This is the second entry in the series that is set in Manila, but this one makes much better use of the jungle filming locations. Solid and surefooted directing by Edoardo Margheriti, who actually is the son of the legendary Italian filmmaker (and personal idol of mine) Antonio Margheriti!

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