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Cobra (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  23 May 1986 (USA)
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A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

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Storyline

A gang of neo-fascist thugs, led by the self-proclaimed 'Night Slasher', are breaking into people's homes & cars, then killing them at random. When of of these thugs holds up a food store & takes hostages, Lt. Marian Cobretti - an intense, take-no-prisoners cop, is brought onto the scene to end the hostage-taking. Ranting bizarrely about a 'New World', the man levels a sawed-off shotgun at Cobretti, who hits him with a knife, then guns him down when the man refuses to put down his weapon. Later that night, another murder occurs, attributed to the Night Slasher - and the next day, another one. This one is witnessed by a young woman, Ingrid Knutsen. She drives away before the thugs can kill her, but it isn't long before some creepy-looking people start making attempts on her life - and Cobretti's. Cobretti plans to move the only witness to the blood spree upstate, but with inside information, the thugs follow them. And a battle for survival rages between Cobretti and the thugs... Written by Derek O'Cain

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The strong arm of the law. See more »


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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kobra  »

Box Office

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$49,042,224 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints) (as Eagle Stereo)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original rough cut of the movie the car chase scene between Cobra and Nightslasher was longer and ended differently. While in the theatrical version Nightslasher shoots at Cobra's car and causes him to crash into the boat, in the original version Nightslasher and his driver are the ones who crash into the boat first and then Cobra fails to stop his car and crashes into them. The shot of Nightslasher's car and him sighing in relief after Cobra crashes his car was edited from an earlier part of the chase (which for same reason was not included in final cut) and the shot of Cobra seeing the boat before he crashes into it was actually taken from Nightslasher's car crash. However if you watch the theatrical version of this scene closely you can still see Nightslasher's crashed car right when Cobra's car crashes into the boat. See more »

Goofs

During the grocery store robbery, a SWAT team member sets up on the roof of a nearby store with an HK94 submachinegun. The relatively short 100 meter effective range of its 9mm round would make his position completely useless in that situation. See more »

Quotes

Marion Cobretti: You're the disease, and I'm the cure.
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Connections

Referenced in Final Cut (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold on to Your Vision
Performed by Gary Wright
Written by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and Patrick Leonard
Produced by Hawk Wolinski
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Very Underrated
2 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film deserves much more credit than it has received. Stallone is looking great with tight jeans and stubble chewing on a matchstick which comes in handy in the final bloodshed showdown. Stallone plays Marion Cobretti in a superb action packed thriller filled with one liners in a funny relationship with his partner played by Reni Santoni, sexual tension with his female witness in protective custody played by his then wife Brigitte Nielsen and a raging fury from Stallone intent on eliminating the ruthless killers headed by Brian Thompson (Arnold Schwarzenegger rips his heart out in The Terminator and Jean-Claude Van Damme knocks him out with one kick in Lionheart). These people mean business and Andrew Robinson (Scorpio in Dirty Harry) thinks that a subtle solution can easily be thought of to take them out but it is only Stallone's violent tactics that can ultimately save the day. Essentially Rambo with a badge with the heart of Rocky. Stallone fans will be very pleased in a film that combines all areas of cinema, not just action. Comedy, romance and a great cast complement this already excellent film that Stallone has written which incorporates material from Beverly Hills Cop when he was meant to play Axel Foley. Better that Eddie Murphy Played it because Stallone has a chance to make this two years on. Trivia: Eddie Murphy looks at the Cobra poster in Judge Reinhold's bedroom in Beverly Hills Cop II that Brigitte Nielsen is also in. If you like the Dirty Harry films, Steven Seagal cop films and a Stallone fan in general this is a great film with an excellent soundtrack. Talking of Steven Seagal and soundtrcks, on the trailer for Seagal's Marked For Death it features "Chase", a Sylvester LeVay track from Cobra.


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