I am in the movie and was a part of the intro set at the supermarket as the Swat Team Commander. The line "Freeze Slimeball" was ad-libbed after George Cosmotos heard the extras saying it on the set..
Contributed by: Isabelle Norlund
Stallone was originally going to play Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop
", but he changed the concept into Cobra instead. He and the directors couldn't decide if it would be an action or a funny movie, so Stallone did this wonderfull movie!
"AWSOM 50", driven by Cobretti in the film was a custom 1950 Mercury - hence the licence plate. The studio commissioned four cars from Dean Bryant, Car Builder for the Stars. One was used for normal driving and interior shots and Sly still owns that one. The other three were stunt cars and were driven by stunt drivers. They all had race car-like appointments instead of those of a street cruiser (poseur?). Two of them were destroyed in filming and one is the sole surviving stunt car. It has a full cage and Recaro race seats. The current owner raced the car in the Carrera PanAmericana VII back in the late 80's. He also attempted to break the Land Speed Record for supercharged flat head V8's with it in 1989, but fell 3mph short. As of August 2002, this car was for sale on Ebay!!!
Contributed by: Mark Patton
The cars were built at Customs by Eddie Paul in El Segundo Ca.
Know some good info about the making of Cobra?
Use our simple iRewind system to add it to this page in just
a few clicks.
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.
There may very well be two versions of the film. On a recent syndicated version, there was a scene included that does not appear on the DVD or VHS. It is a short clip where a policeman opens a special delivery which turns out to be the chopped-off hands of an unknown person. The police desk phone immediately rings, when the officer picks up, we hear the nightslasher say, "Her hands are with you, her soul is in the new world. "