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June 15, 1986|Craig Modderno

Sly Stallone and Prince, appealing to the same target audience?

That's what Warner Bros. thinks. The studio has attached trailers for Prince's upcoming "Under the Cherry Moon" to the 2,000-plus prints of "Cobra," and it's reportedly drawing hoots and raunchy comments from rowdy "Cobra" audiences.

Said a Warners rep: " 'Cobra' had the biggest opening of the year. So that's a lot of people who are now aware of Prince's film. 'Cobra' plays to young males and females, the same group Prince appeals to. It couldn't be a better pairing."

A California film exhibitor, asking anonymity, disagrees: "We've had people shout obscenities and laugh," he said. "You've got macho , beer-drinking Sly fans who see Prince wearing his flamenco-dancer outfit and they want to tear down the screen."

Even Prince fans may be unprepared for "Cherry Moon": It's filmed in black and white--except for the last 10 minutes, when Prince is in Heaven and does a couple of songs.

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