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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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Society is breeding a new kind of Criminal. It's also breeding a new kind of cop. 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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Trivia

The movie was based on a novel "Fair Game" by Paula Gosling. In 1995 William Baldwin and Cindy Crawford made Fair Game (1995), which was also based on the same novel by Gosling. Just like Cobra, Fair Game was also re-edited by Warner Bros. in post production, but in Fair Game case it was due to the test audience disliking original cut. See more »

Goofs

When Cobra is chasing Slasher down the alley way, as they approach the end we can very clearly see the rear of Slasher's car. Specifically, the bumper bar is dragging along the pavement. In the next scene, and for the remainder of the car chase for that matter, the bumper bar is attached. At the same time, the car (a 1979 Plymouth Volaré) is seen with a front grille during the alley scene although the passenger side fender was bashed in one scene (in subsequent scenes, the fender is undamaged). The overall condition of the Volaré changes frequently (in some scenes, the car has all of its front lighting missing to one headlight and one park lens). See more »

Quotes

Cobretti: As long as we play by these bullshit rules and the killer doesn't, we're gonna lose!
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Connections

Version of Fair Game (1995) 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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SYNOPSIS: It made me want to kick my own *ss.
7 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

YOU CAN'T TELL ME the first time you saw Stallone do a complete 180 in that pimped out ride, hang that sweet lookin' gun out of the window, and knock off a few caps at the bad guy as he drove in REVERSE (!!) that you didn't get a little tingly in your gut in a good way.

People... I think we need to have a Come-To-Jesus about this movie. I can't believe I actually saw such low approval stats from all age brackets. Lemme just holler and the children of the '80s: what the hell are you thinking? Stallone and Schwartzenegger were bigger than life back then, and there's no love.... Now there's nothing but CGI, bigger explosions, crazier guns, fake boobies, more authentic-looking aliens, all the things I like in movies -- wait a second.

You know, I realize Stallone will never win Best Actor... I realize Stallone will never die, probably, he's always in such damn good shape... and I also realize that his face will never straighten up so he can talk correctly, but there's one thing I do know... I give this movie a 10, and I hope it feels like the giant peanut butter sandwich you just ate without a glass of milk anywhere in sight!

I need a glass of rootbeer... BARTENDER!


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