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King Cobra (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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Veteran gay pornography producer Stephen battles two rival producers over the rights to his underage porn star creation, Brent Corrigan, with deadly results.

Director:

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly (story by), D. Madison Savage (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Clayton ... Sean Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan
Christian Slater ... Stephen
Molly Ringwald ... Amy
James Kelley ... Joey, Cobra Performer
Keegan Allen ... Harlow
James Franco ... Joe
Robby Johnson ... Shane, Escort Client
Rosemary Howard ... Nosey Neighbor
Spencer Rocco Lofranco ... Mikey (as Spencer Lofranco)
Angel Montes Angel Montes ... Angelo, Viper Performer (as Angel Montes)
Paul Michael Polsinelli Paul Michael Polsinelli ... Davey, Viper Assistant
Joseph Baird ... Blake Savage, Viper Performer
Joe James Joe James ... Tow Truck Driver
Alicia Silverstone ... Janette
Ron Simons ... Hardy, Producer
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This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart (a.k.a. Brent Corrigan) before his falling out with the producer who made him famous. When Sean decides he'd be better off as a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.

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Sex is not a game, it's a business. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The real-life murder of Bryan Kocis occurred in Dallas Twp. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in January 2007. Kocis' attorney, in his use of underage teen boys for Cobra Video, was Luzerne County defense attorney Al Flora, Jr. Al Flora, Jr. also represented Jeff Dennis, a Dallas Twp. cop who, in October 2007, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 killing of his wife, Carli, for having an affair. The murder of Carli Dennis by the Dallas Twp. cop was featured on a 2017 episode of Fatal Vows on the Investigative Discovery Channel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stephen: Oh, why don't you come on in and have a seat?
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References The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »

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Code Switch (Club Mix)
Written by Philip Gamble
Performed by Hysterics
Courtesy of Night Slugs/Warp UK
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Compelling tale of what happens in the porn business
24 February 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

The strange but true story of Porn legend Brent Corrigan is told in this well made drama from director Justin Kelly ('I am Michael'). Sean Paul Lockhart took on the name of Brent Corrigan as a 'porn name' when he dipped his toe in the world of smut. He was taken under the, very keen, wing of Stephen played by Christian Slater in a well executed performance. He was a talented man who had a liking for young lads and the moment he saw Sean he was smitten. He also had a canny head for business and stood by the rule of not mixing the two together.

We also have the back stories and the story of a rival firm where the star was not making the kind of money that Stephen was and how the envy turned into, what some would cal 'affirmative action'. Those that know the story will not be surprised, I did not and must say this was compelling and gripping in equal measure.

The acting is all first rate with some well observed period detail but this is the very 'near past' so not too much effort really needed. The action – if one can call it that - is all simulated and mostly not seen so nothing to put one off ones dinner. The real strength is the story and the performances and they are all more than up to the task. This is a film with gay interest but it is predominantly a thriller and on that scale it scores both highly and readily – hence easy to recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,624, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$81,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,757
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