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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marion Cobretti
... Ingrid
... Gonzales
... Detective Monte
... Night Slasher
... Cho
... Nancy Stalk
... Captain Sears (as Art La Fleur)
... Supermarket Killer (as Marco Rodriguez)
Ross St. Phillip ... Security Guard
... Chief Halliwell
... Dan
John Hauk ... Low Rider
Nick Angotti ... Prodski
... 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

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The strong arm of the law. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kobra  »

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Much of Nightslasher's attack on Ingrid in the hospital scene was cut for pacing and content. The deaths of the janitor and nurse were originally shown onscreen, and Nightslasher was also meant to kill the police officer guarding Ingrid. Two later scenes - Cobretti and Gonzales taking Ingrid out of the hospital, and Cobretti talking with Monte - originally included mentions of the officer's death. These were cut to avoid continuity errors, but as a result the editing in both scenes is choppy. See more »

Goofs

During the grocery store robbery, a SWAT team member sets up on the roof of a nearby store with an HK94 submachinegun. The relatively short 100 meter effective range of its 9mm round would make his position completely useless in that situation. See more »

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[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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Soundtracks

Voice of America's Sons
(Theme from Cobra)
Performed by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Written by John Cafferty
Produced by Kenny Vance
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records
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SYNOPSIS: It made me want to kick my own *ss.
7 January 2005 | by 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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