Cobra (1986)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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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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  • Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen in Cobra (1986)
  • Sylvester Stallone in Cobra (1986)
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2 August 2003 | vandammekick
Very Underrated
This film deserves much more credit than it has received. Stallone is looking great with tight jeans and stubble chewing on a matchstick which comes in handy in the final bloodshed showdown. Stallone plays Marion Cobretti in a superb action packed thriller filled with one liners in a funny relationship with his partner played by Reni Santoni, sexual tension with his female witness in protective custody played by his then wife Brigitte Nielsen and a raging fury from Stallone intent on eliminating the ruthless killers headed by Brian Thompson (Arnold Schwarzenegger rips his heart out in The Terminator and Jean-Claude Van Damme knocks him out with one kick in Lionheart). These people mean business and Andrew Robinson (Scorpio in Dirty Harry) thinks that a subtle solution can easily be thought of to take them out but it is only Stallone's violent tactics that can ultimately save the day. Essentially Rambo with a badge with the heart of Rocky. Stallone fans will be very pleased in a film that combines all areas of cinema, not just action. Comedy, romance and a great cast complement this already excellent film that Stallone has written which incorporates material from Beverly Hills Cop when he was meant to play Axel Foley. Better that Eddie Murphy Played it because Stallone has a chance to make this two years on. Trivia: Eddie Murphy looks at the Cobra poster in Judge Reinhold's bedroom in Beverly Hills Cop II that Brigitte Nielsen is also in. If you like the Dirty Harry films, Steven Seagal cop films and a Stallone fan in general this is a great film with an excellent soundtrack. Talking of Steven Seagal and soundtrcks, on the trailer for Seagal's Marked For Death it features "Chase", a Sylvester LeVay track from Cobra.

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Trivia

When Sylvester Stallone was on set, he was in fact literally directing the film with George P. Cosmatos acting as the on set Director. Stallone literally mapped out and planned alot of the shots including the speech where Brian Thompson calls Cobra "a pig". Stallone said to him "For your close up, I want you to drink as much water as you can so we can see your spit on camera". Cosmatos would just agree with Stallone with everything he wanted to do and stay out of his way.


Quotes

Marion Cobretti: 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.


Goofs

The supermarket shooter at the beginning pulls his shotgun out from under his coat and racks it, ejecting a shell. There was no need to rack the shotgun if there was already a shell chambered.


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.


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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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Genres

Action | Crime | Thriller

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,653,032 25 May 1986

Gross USA:

$49,042,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,042,224

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