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Cobra (1986)

 -  Action | 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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City cop is on the trail of a serial killer. Loaded with action and violence. Stallone fans will love this Rambo-like movie with Stallone on the chase instead of the run. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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

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Action | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kobra  »

Box Office

Gross:

$49,042,224 (USA)
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| (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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Director Nicolas Winding Refn is a huge fan of Cobra. In Refn's cult movie Drive (2011) main character has toothpick in his mouth in some scenes; this is Refn's homage to the opening scene of Cobra where Stallone has matchstick in his mouth. See more »

Goofs

After returning from the shoot out at the supermarket, Cobra places his gun on the kitchen table to reload. After taking out new bullets he removes the gun from his pants instead of taking it off the table. See more »

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Marion Cobretti: You know that's bad for your health?
Punk smoking cigarette: What?
[looking threatening]
Marion Cobretti: [grabs cigarette away from punk's mouth] Me.
[pause]
Marion Cobretti: You need a new image.
[Cobra looks at punk's shirt, pulls it till it rips and then walks away with a smirk on his face]
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Feel the Heat
Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed by Jean Beauvoir
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Virgin Records
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Revenge of the 80's: Sylvester Stallone's hey days!
26 September 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Cobra (1986) was one of the many star vehicles that showcased Sly Stallone. This happens to be one of his better ones. The cheese and sleaze factor hits the roof in this one as Stallone stars as maverick cop Cobratti (his first name is pretty silly and has to be heard). A group of underground psychos are brewing and have formed a cult of killing machines. Meanwhile a model (Brigitte Nielsen) has been marked for death after escapes from one of their minions clutches. It's up to Cobratti and his cop buddy (Reni Santori) to topple this blood thirsty cult. But can they do it?

I happen to enjoy this movie, it's so cheesy and sleazy and impossible not to like! Stallone mumbles and grunts his way through the film whilst Ms. Nielsen is nothing more than eye candy. Reni Santori mugs for the camera and does his best to deliver his goofy and inane dialog as the movie's designated comic relief. He also has bad timing in these movies because something always happens to him. The villains are pretty straight forward sweaty and delusional psychos who need to learn some basic manners.

If you like cheesy action movies with heavy doses of sleaze, this one's a sure winner. But if you're looking for something serious or poignant, look elsewhere because you ain't going to find it here!

Highly recommended!


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