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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.

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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 »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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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1.78 : 1
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Fictional interpretation of real events. See more »

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[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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Exudes a sense of fun and hedonism, but doesn't lose track of suspense
5 August 2017 | by stroggosSee all my reviews

KING COBRA is a fast-paced movie tracing the real-life events in the life of Brent Corrigan, a gay porn actor who was illegally performing under age, and who got all tied up in a murder mystery story. I got into this movie naïvely, not actually knowing anything about the history of the true events, not even knowing that James Franco and Christian Slater were involved!— and I was pleasantly surprised.

As to be expected given the premise, there is a lot of male nudity... All throughout the movie exudes a sense of hedonism—one gets the impression that the whole cast had a lot of fun making this little movie. The acting is really good throughout and the main actor, Garrett Clayton, does a good job as appearing "twinky" while also being believably serious when it is called for. James Franco's character is quite reminiscent of his role in SPRING KILLERS.

The real life story of what actually happened surrounding Brent Corrigan is truly compelling, which makes for a good plot. The progression of the story is well executed, but perhaps the ending was a little abrupt. All in all a fun movie. So, go and watch KING COBRA—it's not a masterpiece, but certainly a great little diversion, with a few genuine suspense moments.


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