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Cobra (1986)

Director:
George P. Cosmatos
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Cobra
RUNNING TIME
87 minutes
Producer:
Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Paula Gosling):
Sylvester Stallone


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti Sylvester Stallone
Ingrid Brigitte Nielsen
Sergeant Gonzales Reni Santoni
Detective Monte Andrew Robinson
Night Slasher Brian Thompson

 

Review

Like so much of Sylvester Stallone's post-Rocky work, Cobra is a totally unambiguous and unsubtle piece painted with the residues of right-wing masturbation. The villains are so far-off that they make Andy Robinson's Scorpio from Dirty Harry seem sane (Robinson appears here as something of the opposite of his 1971 role), and the violence is so relentless that even Rambo would have had a hard time keeping up. Still, Cobra is fascinating in the same way a runaway train destined for disaster is fascinating, and it still is fun watching the inherently uncritical Stallone of the 1980s looking incredibly good and speaking incredibly stupdily. The Globus/Golan production team knew how to hit rock bottom from time to time, but twenty years on, for all of this film's many flaws, Cobra retains value as documentation of Dirty Harry's deformed kid brother.

Copyright 27.12.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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