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Il giorno del Cobra (1980)

An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses... See full summary »

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Aldo Lado (story and screenplay), Fabio Carpi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Larry Stanziani
Sybil Danning ... Brenda
Mario Maranzana Mario Maranzana ... Davide
Licinia Lentini ... Lola Alberti
Ennio Girolami ... Martino (as Enio Girolami)
Mickey Knox ... Raul Papasian
Massimo Vanni ... Beltrame
Sasha D'Arc Sasha D'Arc ... Blonde Assassin
Romano Puppo ... Silvestri
Angelo Ragusa ... Kandinsky's Hitman
Carlo Gabriel Nero ... Tim (as Carlo Gabriel Sparanero)
William Berger ... Jack Goldsmith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro ... Smith
Franco Ukmar Franco Ukmar ... Hitman
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An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses the opportunity to get even with an old enemy, but soon he finds out he's facing a relentless organization. Written by Kurt Aerden

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1981 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of the Cobra See more »

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Production Co:

Laser See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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"Don't give a damn, I am the Cobra!"
4 May 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Like other Enzo Castellari - Franco Nero teamings, this is a case of a routine script directed with flair. Castellari stages plenty of energetic fistfights and chases, and Franco Nero brings some of the qualities that made him a cult favorite - his humor, his athleticism, and of course his accent (IMDB lists the language as Italian, but I think it was filmed, not dubbed, in English). The script, however, is strictly formula stuff; some of the twists I guessed (seriously, is there anyone who has watched even one Italian film before who couldn't guess the fate of Nero's innocent son?), some I did not (Sybil Danning's role turns out to be more important than it appears at first), but generally there is nothing here that you have not seen before. Except maybe for the scene where Nero fights a karate-chopping transvestite, but even something similar to this has happened at least once before - in the beginning of "Thunderball". (**)


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