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Crime is the disease and Sylvester Stallone is the cure in Cobra, a high-octane rehash of the Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry films, burnished to a 1980s action sheen. Stallone is Marion Cobretti, a cop called in when regular police methods have failed. Cobra is sent to get a cult of Charles Manson-like serial killers and to protect Ingrid Brigitte Nielsen, a beautiful, statuesque witness who is set to testify against them. Cobra deposits Ingrid in an out-of-the-way town for safe-keeping, but a mole in the police ...
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Overview

Crime is the disease and Sylvester Stallone is the cure in Cobra, a high-octane rehash of the Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry films, burnished to a 1980s action sheen. Stallone is Marion Cobretti, a cop called in when regular police methods have failed. Cobra is sent to get a cult of Charles Manson-like serial killers and to protect Ingrid Brigitte Nielsen, a beautiful, statuesque witness who is set to testify against them. Cobra deposits Ingrid in an out-of-the-way town for safe-keeping, but a mole in the police department tips off the killers. The gang comes racing into town to get Ingrid, but Cobra is there waiting for them, ready to spring into action.
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Special Features

Commentary by Director George P. Cosmatos; Making-Of Featurette; Theatrical Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Sylvester Stallone's Cobra is the epitome of ultra-violent '80s cop flicks. Made just a year after their collaboration on Rambo, director George P. Cosmatos takes the action star to new cheese levels with the character of Marion Cobretti, a hard-nosed cop that -- surprise, surprise -- does not play by the rules. With his mirrored shades and a match in his teeth, Cobra lives to be the one renegade cop to end all others. Seen in this light, the flick is a glorious example of violent masculinity that could only exist in the Reagan Era -- in fact, Stallone even has a framed picture of the esteemed president in his office! Looking back, the film couldn't be any more stereotypical -- there's the hero's amped-up vehicle that gets trashed before the film is done, never mind the expendable partner, corny one-liners, and constantly pissed superior officers. What Cosmatos brings to the film is his firm grasp on action directing that's highlighted with fine stunt work and superior choreography as evidenced in the pickup truck chase in which Sly is mowing down evil biker cultists. The cult in question puts an interesting spin on the flick, as it gives the film a misogynist horror edge that might have stemmed from the slasher pics of its time. In the villain role, Brian Thompson is perfect as the hulking maniac -- even if he repeated this same performance one too many times afterward most notably in 1988's Alien Nation. In the end, the problem with the film lies in its nature, which will easily not gel with audiences looking for anything other than a slick '80s pic with Stallone spewing one ridiculous line after another as he struts around in tight blue jeans, blowing things up and smooching his then model wife-turned-horrible actress, Brigitte Nielsen -- but then again, if they're not watching Cobra for that, then what's the point?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2011
  • UPC: 883929189687
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 21,317

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Marion Cobretti
Brigitte Nielsen Ingrid
Reni Santoni Gonzales
Andrew Robinson Detective Monte
Lee Garlington Nancy Stalk
John Herzfeld Cho
Art La Fleur Capt. Sears
Brian Thompson Night Slasher
David Rasche Dan
Val Avery Chief Halliwell
Marco Rodriguez Supermarket Killer
Christine Craft TV Reporter
Bert Williams Comdr. Reddesdale
Ross St. Phillip Security Guard
Nick Angotti Prodski
Nina Axelrod Waitress
Kevin Breslin Supermarket Kid
Roger Aaron Brown Policeman #2
Malik Carter Night Guard
Louise Caire Clark Woman in Car
Deborah Dalton Nurse #2
Laura Drake Murdered Waitress
Ken Hill Garage Bystander
Fred Lucky Sketch Artist
Robert Martini Apartment Killer #1
Dorothy Meyer Nurse #1
Jim Wilkey Apartment Killer #2
Leslie Morris Reporter #1
Claire Nono Reporter #2
Joe Fowler Reporter #6
Technical Credits
George Pan Cosmatos Director
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
James D. Brubaker Executive Producer
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Adrian H. Gorton Art Director
Assheton Gorton Production Designer
James R. Symons Editor
Bill Kenney Production Designer
David F. Klassen Set Decoration/Design
Terry J. Leonard Stunts
Silvester Levay Score Composer
Tony Munafo Associate Producer
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Sylvester Stallone Screenwriter
Joy Todd Casting
Ric Waite Cinematographer
Wendell Wellman Screenwriter
Don Zimmerman Editor
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