"Crime is a disease. Meet the cure." Lt. Marion Cobretti, nicknamed Cobra, is a sunglass wearing, tooth pick chewing cop who is all about getting the criminal and breaking
the rules. He has the entire department on his back all the time about his very violent
and forceful way of getting the bad guys, normally making the punks end up in a body
bag loaded with lead issued from his trusty pearl handled Colt .45.
But Cobra is set a real challenge when a killer cult is spreading
rapidly in the city. The cult kills innocent people, seeming to pick random victims and
slaying them with jagged knifes and getting off on the hunted's fear. But they make a huge mistake when they kill a woman at an bus stop and a young model sees them. She
doesn't exactly know that they've killed someone, but is extremely scared when one
of the killers, a muscle bound and rather deformed looking man, gives her a spine chilling
look. Soon the killers are after her! And they kill her photographer, a security guard
and very nearly make her meet their sadistic style of murder. Cobra is soon on the
seen, with his partner the junk food loving, Sergeant Gonzales. They ask the young model,
whose name turns out to be Ingrid, if she saw the killers. She says she only saw some
people at the bus stop acting very odd and a man who scared her badly.
But Cobra's progress into solving the case is halted by the pencil pushing, fat headed Detective Monte,
who is always on his case about too much force. He tells Cobra that he's on the Zombie
squad for a reason, he's too violent and doesn't please the press.
Much too Monte's disgust, the Chief and Captain Sears decided to let Cobra use his street wise talk to fight the
killer. Cobra goes through the entire population of the nocturnal seediness of
downtown, where all the prostitutes, pimps, bar flies and cons of the city hang out. But
he doesn't find any kind of help from these people, they have no idea who the killers are.
Cobra soon connects a supermarket killing, that involved a physco who claimed that he
was part of "the new order" who would wipe out the weak and make the strong survive,
to the mass murders ripping at the soft under belly of the capital. But Detective Monte's
smart mouth antics and somewhat spineless Captain Sears try to stop him from using
agressive force, not caring that Ingrid almost got killed by one of the cult followers, Night
Slasher and that numerous other people where slayed in the hospital at night. The Captain
agrees to let Cobra take Ingrid to the countryside with Gonzales and a female cop
named Nancy Stalk. Little does he know that the heat is going to be turned up instead
of cooled off when they leave the city. Nancy is infact a cult member and leading the
Night Slasher and his cronies right to where Cobra is taking Ingrid.
While in a motel that's off the beaten track, Ingrid and Cobra realise their attraction to one another. The
romantic mood is short lived however, and the cult is back on Cobra's trail. They burn
down the motel and almost kill Gonzales. Cobra and Ingrid ride off in a pick up truck
and almost meet their end by crashing into a burning car that's blocking the road. Cobra
still manages to take some punks down though, with a very nice piece of weaponary called the laser mount submachine gun.
They end up in a chemical factory and finally Night Slasher and Cobra come face to face. In a very phycotic speech Night Slasher
says that Cobra's law is weak and that their cult will always survive. This sends Cobra off
the deep end and Slasher onto a huge metal hook, that rips through his back and sends
him off into a molten vat of metal. Nancy however is still alive and tries to kill Cobra,
but she is also killed.
After all the bloodshed, Cobra and Ingrid emerged slightly bruised
and dirty, from the factory. The Captain congratulates Cobra, but Monte is too proud to
actually admit that Cobra one the fight. He picks up his bit about too much excessive
force, but earns himself a good punch from Cobra, sending him to the ground stone cold.
Ingrid and Cobra ride off on a motorbike into the sunset to Kiss singing "Can you get
enough me baby, I can't get enough of you." In true Stallone/ Cobra style, the day
is saved and the conveniantly pretty chic is too!