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Cobra (1986)

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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.

Director:

George P. Cosmatos

Writers:

Paula Gosling (novel), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Marion Cobretti
Brigitte Nielsen ... Ingrid
Reni Santoni ... Gonzales
Andrew Robinson ... Detective Monte
Brian Thompson ... Night Slasher
John Herzfeld ... Cho
Lee Garlington ... Nancy Stalk
Art LaFleur ... Captain Sears (as Art La Fleur)
Marco Rodríguez ... Supermarket Killer (as Marco Rodriguez)
Ross St. Phillip Ross St. Phillip ... Security Guard
Val Avery ... Chief Halliwell
David Rasche ... Dan
John Hauk John Hauk ... Low Rider
Nick Angotti Nick Angotti ... Prodski
Nina Axelrod ... Waitress
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Storyline

As crime runs rampant in the United States, the hard-as-nails LAPD Lieutenant, Marion "Cobra" Cobretti, is the only cure for the crime-infested urban jungle of Los Angeles. In the meantime, a string of seemingly unconnected and unmotivated random assaults on civilians will soon drag the hardened officer into a violent war against the psychopaths of the secret organisation named "The New World". With the criminal society's sole purpose to weed out the weak, Cobra will escort an important witness--the young model, Ingrid--out of town to protect her; however, the movement's delusional killers will stop at nothing to track her down. Now, the only one who stands in their way is the one-man-army Lieutenant. Are they prepared for Cobra's nasty bite? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Society is breeding a new kind of Criminal. It's also breeding a new kind of cop. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kobra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,042,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Ultra Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Eagle Stereo)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Top Gun (1986) became a massive box-office hit, Stallone, Warner Brothers, and The Cannon Group were afraid that Cobra wouldn't be successful, so they cut it down heavily in order to have more theatrical screenings per day. A similar thing happened with Another 48 Hrs. (1990) which was heavily re-edited to compete with Total Recall (1990), but as with Cobra, it created many plot holes. See more »

Goofs

In the motorcycle gang fight prior the truck chase, Cobra throw some grenades, one against a Harley-Davidson style cycle; when the grenade explodes and the bike flies into the air, the bike is a totally different model, looking like a small trail one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marion Cobretti: [narrating] In America, there's a burglary every 11 seconds, an armed robbery every 65 seconds, a violent crime every 25 seconds, a murder every 24 minutes and 250 rapes a day.
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Alternate Versions

There is uncut,about 2 hour long work print of Cobra. This work print contains many scenes not shown in any other versions. Almost all deaths scenes are longer and much more gorier,some characters have more dialogue or character development scenes(Ingrid's photographer friend,Cobra's partner Gonzalez,detective Monte and some others),action scenes are much longer with more violence and deaths (hospital attack and attack on Cobra's place,car chase,pick-up truck chase and final shootout) some parts of the movie have different music than the one heard in DVD versions. See more »

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Angel of the City
Performed by Robert Tepper
Written by Robert Tepper
Produced by Joe Chicarelli
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records
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Stallone vehicle in which Cobra decides to deal out justice in his own hands against maniacal killers
24 December 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This entry in ¨Vigilante genre¨ contains amount of action and excessive violence. It concerns about Cobra(Silvester Stallone) a Rambo-alike , a rebel and violent cop. Various people are killed by furious band led by a punk (Brian Thomson). Furthermore, a beautiful cover-up(Brigitte Nielsen) is witness a mugging by the heinous criminals. The nasties stalk the gorgeous youngster who is submitted to a brutal hot pursuit and the cop protects her . Then Cobra with sun-glasses and his classic car takes the law into his own hands, searching vengeance on crooks, hoodlums, muggers, making the neighborhood safer. Cobra is determined to bring in psychotic serial killer , even if he has to break some rules. Finally, happens an exciting, edge-of-your-seat climax .

This new outing in this thrilling genre contains suspense, thrills,chills, noisy action-packed, gun-play and lots of violence. Stallone with his usual stoic acting displays amount of weapons arsenal killing nasties. Appears as secondary casting, Brian Thomson as a heinous murderous and Andy Robinson and Art Le Fleur as superior officers who are constantly arguing with Cobra . Furthermore secondaries as Val Avery,Nina Axelrod, David Rasche and the director John Herzfeld, among others. Colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Ric Waite. Outdated musical score is composed by means of synthesizer and full of songs of the 80s. The motion picture is middling directed by George Pan Cosmatos. He's a mediocre director who got a great success with ¨Tombstone¨and ¨Cassandra crossing¨ and flops as ¨Shadow conspiracy¨, ¨Leviatahan¨, ¨Escape to Athena¨ and ¨Massacre in Rome¨. This typical low grade story will appeal to Silvester Stallone fans.


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