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Cobra Filming Locations

AKA:
Cobra Picture
1986
"Hey, dirtbag..."


Featured Movie Location: The "King" Supermarket used in the movie
Wanna see the real life filming location used for The "King" Supermarket used in the movie in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at Drug Emporium Store, located in Redondo Beach, S. California. [Google Map]


Locations Manager(s): Robert H. Lemer, Laura Sode-Matteson

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John Cheatham wrote in to say that the "King" store used for the opening sequences was actually a just-closed "Boy's" market. The store stock shown on screen was real.

Cobra's apartment is in a building on Venice Beach. The Scene where he pushes the gang-bangers car out of the way is funny, since cars are not allowed on the beachfront street.

The chase scene where the cars are flying over bridges were filmed on Dell Avenue (at Sherman, Howland, Linnie, and Carroll Canals) in Venice over the last remaining Venice canals. They had to show it from several different angles, since the canal area is only four short blocks long. [Thanks to Tom]

I believe freeway 41 in Fresno (ends up in Yosemite national park) was used at least in part for freeway scenes in Cobra. At the time a few mile stretch north of shaw or bullard was under construction and almost open to the public. I cant be more specific, but I remember hearing about on the news when I was young. [Thanks to solidc]

The famous rock store was used. It's well known by all motorcycle riders in southern calif. There are a few stretches of road you see in all sorts of movies out between fillmore and the 5 freeway then telephone road between ventura and santa paula again used over and over in many movies. [Thanks to Debora]

Can you help? Do you know any of the S. California (or any other) filming locations used for Cobra? [Please send them in]


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