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Cobra (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  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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Captain Sears (as Art La Fleur)
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Supermarket Killer (as Marco Rodriguez)
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Prodski
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Waitress
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Crime is the disease. Meet the Cure. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kobra  »

Box Office

Gross:

$49,042,224 (USA)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (cut)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints) (as Eagle Stereo)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the cuts made to avoid an X rating include: the first murder victim having her hands severed; an extended autopsy scene, including lingering shots of naked and mutilated bodies; a longer death for Ingrid's photographer Dan, including a shot of him slipping on his own blood while trying to escape; more deaths of the townspeople during the climax, including a person getting hit in the face with an ax. See more »

Goofs

When they chase Nielsen in the garage, the guy steps out of the van and we see the boot touch the garage tarmac. The supposed tarmac (possibly carpet) lifts. See more »

Quotes

Supermarket Killer: Get back! I got a bomb here! I'll blow this whole place up!
Marion Cobretti: Go ahead. I don't shop here.
Marion Cobretti: All right, just relax, Amigo. You wanna talk - we'll talk. I'm a sucker for great conversation.
Supermarket Killer: [shouting] I don't wanna talk to you! Now you bring in the television cameras in here now! C'mon, bring 'em in!
Marion Cobretti: Can't do that.
Supermarket Killer: Why?
Marion Cobretti: I don't deal with psychos. I put them away.
Supermarket Killer: I ain't no psycho, man! I'm a HERO! You're looking at a fuckin' hunter! I'm a hero of the New World!
Marion Cobretti: [shakes his head] You're a disease - ...
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Referenced in The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (2008) See more »

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Two Into One
Performed by Bill Medley and Carmen Twillie
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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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