An OK Eurocrime crime action from B-action maestro Enzo G. Castellari,
and usually the action scenes are the moments to enjoy
when watching his films. He had a knack of creating great action scenes
with almost no budget and of using great miniatyres
when needed as special effects, a bridge, a house blowing up etc. A
forgotten art today though with all the tiresome CGI used.
Cult actor Franco Nero plays an italian PD an ex-cop
working in San Fransisco, USA, and one day an old colleague, Goldsmith
(William Berger) phones him with an offer. An important man in Genua,
Italy, wants discreet help finding a man named Kandinsky.
Franco Nero plays the role of Lorenzo "Larry" Stanziani AKA
The Cobra with Genua as his native city, and he accepts the offer.
Larry the Cobra and Lola
Kandinsky is an old adversary of Larry and his mission
is to find the man in Genua and then to notify Goldsmith.
He meets his old friend Davide (Mario Maranzana) and his 10 year old
son, and the clues leads him to the nightclub Astoria
owned by Kandinskys girlfriend Lola Alberto (Licinia Lentini) and where
Brenda (Sybil Danning) works as a DJ,
Best: A surprise Kung Fu fight and a nice chase scene
in the intro of the film
Worst: The sugary scenes with Lorenzo meeting his son (played by his
real son) Nero looking idiotic chewing that damn gum
And, i actually liked the Theme song "I don't give
a damn i'm the Cobra, no-one can tell me what to do ...". The singer
nice gravelly voice and it had a funky groovy beat to it. The script
to this film was poorly written by the great Aldo Lado
The film is presented in widescreen 1.66:1 with an english
audio LPCM mono 2.0, trailer, gallery, region B