Black Cougar

Theatrical Release: January 9, 2003
DVD Release: January 9, 2003
Black Cougar


James DeSall (Tom Delaney), a fantastic toymaker, and his teenage son Silvio (Lenny DiSalvatore) are leading a peaceful life when a string of kidnappings make the residents of Madison County scared and suspicious of strangers. Silvio, being new to the area, has quickly made friends with the children in his neighborhood, but scared parents start asking him questions that he can’t answer, but should know. The kidnappings continue with the abduction of Lenny Saxon (Lil Silvio DiSalvatore), one of Silvio’s new best friends. Lenny’s sister witnesses the kidnapping and goes into shock. When Silvio goes to visit her in the hospital, she screams at something she sees on the television, but Mrs. Saxon (Joann Burrows) thinks she is screaming because Silvio is the kidnapper. Silvio quickly becomes wanted by the law and finds himself on the run in an attempt to avoid capture. In an effort to clear his son’s name and make the community safe, James the toymaker takes matters into his own hands.

Dove Review

Madison County is experiencing a rash of kidnappings when we are introduced to the story’s main character, Silvio. He seems like a nice young man who likes to play with the neighborhood kids, but does he have anything to do with all the kidnappings? Mrs. Saxon thinks he does. Her son Lenny has been kidnapped and she is sure Silvio did it. Silvio’s “father” is a superb toymaker and now finds himself facing one of the toughest assignments he’s had in awhile. He needs to clear his son’s name and find out who is behind the string of kidnappings. This film is an interesting twist to the entire super hero theme. Adults may find much of the story far-fetched, but kids should be entertained by all the action and the concept of the story. The intended audience for this independently made film is kids between the ages of 5 and 12, although Dove approves the movie for ages 12 and older.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Some mildly crude language; OMG-1; kid gives man the finger.
Violence: Several scenes where men are fighting; people thrown against walls; robots slashed with swords.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking shown a few times.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Silvio DiSalvatore
Genre: Children
Runtime: 106 min.
Reviewer: Dave Lukens