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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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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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Laser See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Decent
6 October 2002 | by curraxSee all my reviews

"I don't give a damn, I am the Cobra." That is a terrific theme song. Too bad the rest of the movie doesn't come close to High Crime or Street Law. But Day of the Cobra has its moments. Most of these moments are courtesy of Franco Nero. This guy is fun to watch even if he's just endlessly running or descending stairs. I was pretty entertained for about the first third of the film. After that, the plot started to lose some of its sparkle. The whole father/son subplot where we cut to scenes of Nero and his son playing baseball or discussing how they'll "be together forever" just didn't seem to fit. Overall, a good film but not the best Nero/Castellari collaboration.


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