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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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This is where the law stops... and I start. 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  »

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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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(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

The movie was based on a novel "Fair Game" by Paula Gosling. In 1995, William Baldwin and Cindy Crawford made Fair Game, which was based on the same novel by Gosling. Just like Cobra, Fair Game was re-edited by Warner Bros. in post production, but in Fair Game's case it was due to the test audience disliking the original cut. See more »

Goofs

In the long chase scene in the 50, Cobretti spins the car around and drives backward, shooting at the pickup truck. As the pickup truck explodes you can clearly see Cobretti's car facing forward in the bottom right hand of the screen, but in the next shot Cobretti spins his car back around to face forward once again. 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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Connections

Referenced in Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold on to Your Vision
Performed by Gary Wright
Written by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and Patrick Leonard
Produced by Hawk Wolinski
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User Reviews

beautiful script!
20 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I'm very bad in english, i'm from Russia. But I'm fun of Stallone and don't keep silently. This film - classics! It don't have spare! All in it working for result. It's action in last type. In Russia, we have saying: all genius - simply. It's about this film. "Cobra" - as your picture at the wall - nice for your eyes. Sorry for my bad english! Now I'm go to gim - i want to be strong as Cobretti. Arnold and Van Damm, and Sigal - stupid before Stallone! They never made such beautiful script!


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