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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

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 ... Angel, Viper Performer (as Angel Montes Ayala)
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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Королевская кобра See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,624, 23 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,505, 30 October 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The news footage and interviews in the film are real footage and clips from WNEP-TV 16, the ABC affiliate that serves northeastern and central Pennsylvania. 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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Composed by Erik Satie
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1 December 2018 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

It's a shame that this well-acted indie ends up often playing like a television movie, since at its heart it's a gritty, violent tale of exploitation and greed in the gay pornography industry, which is an interesting, unique setting for a crime thriller. Unfortunately the screenplay is often riddled with cliches and the editing leaves much to be desired, but lead Garrett Clayton is entirely believable as porn star Brent Corrigan, while James Franco and (especially) Christian Slater provide robust support.


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