Cobra Movie Review


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Sylvester Stallone stars as "Lt. Marion Cobretti" -The Cobra.


Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Brian Thompson

Andrew Robinson, John Herzfeld, Lee Garlington, Art LaFleur, Marco Rodríguez, Ross St. Phillip, Val Avery, David Rasche, John Hauk, Nick Angotti, Nina Axelrod, Joe Bonny Update Cast


Look for Ron Jeremy making a cameo appearance!

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Cobra was nominated for several Razzie Awards. The Nightslasher, played by Brian Thompson, was nominated worst new star. Screenplay was also nominated.

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Well, here we have it folks, easily one of the undisputed contenders for not only the cheesiest 80's mainstream movie, but also a full-house on those 80's clichés. Co-Written by Sylvester himself, with Paula Gosling, on whose novel "Fair Game", the movie was based.

Matchstick chewing cliche-ridden Lt. Marion Cobretti (nickname "Cobra") has a judge, jury and executioner style not dissimilar in attitude to the god-awful Judge Dredd Stallone would later play. To be fair to Stallone, the character is obviously meant to be so cliched that he's funny, but despite this it's only worth watching if bad taste 80's clichés are your thing. Starring with Stallone is his then-wife Brigitte Nielsen, who I'm sure would rather that this hideous debacle was forgotten, rather than re-released on shiny new DVD's and Blu-rays on both sides of the Atlantic.

Having said that...

...The movie has its moments and is a potential qualifier for a "so bad it's almost good" entertainment award. We have the inevitable cop clichés mixed with popular 80's style movie making (yep, we even have musical montaging too).

Best memory of the movie has to be the character's introduction in the supermarket with "Hey, Dirtbag" and when the madman threatens to blow the whole place up, Cobra replies "Go ahead. I don't shop here".

It gives you the general idea.

For those of you who have seen it, it will bring back fond memories of an age when people didn't take themselves too seriously -- or maybe just had very bad taste...

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One of the most unashamedly cheesy efforts ever committed to film. So bad that it really is almost great...


Typical MTV style. Good montaging sequences. can be almost atmospheric on occasion.
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Key Crew

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writer: Paula Gosling, Sylvester Stallone
Producers: James D. Brubaker, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, Tony Munafo
Locations Manager: Robert H. Lemer, Laura Sode-Matteson

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Release Date: 23 May 1986
MPAA Rating: R
Studio: Cannon Films / Warner Bros
Production: Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Action / Adventure

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1986 Cannon Films / Warner Bros
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