"Cobra" - ( English Cobra ) film directed by George Pan Cosmatos . Filmed based on the novel by Paula Gosling.
|Producer||George Pan Cosmatos|
|Paula Gosling |
|In the main|
|Sylvester Stallone |
|Composer||John Cafferty |
|Film company||The Cannon Group , |
|Budget||$ 25 million|
The film begins with a prologue, which provides gloomy statistics on crimes in the USA (every 11 seconds - burglary, every 65 seconds - armed robbery, every 25 seconds - violent crimes, every 24 minutes - murder, 250 rapes per day) and a lair of unusual criminals is revealed - a gang of servants of a cult of violence who knock an ax with an ax, performing a strange ritual. The gang is led by Knight Slasher ( Brian Thompson ).
One gang member ( Marco Rodriguez ) captures a supermarket in Los Angeles . Upon capture, he kills the teenager. The police understand that they are unable to cope with it. Then Detective Mont ( Andrew Robinson ) orders to call an operative - a professional in the elimination of criminals - Lieutenant Marion Cobatti ( Sylvester Stallone ), nicknamed "Cobra". Meanwhile, the bandit threatens to blow up the store. A cobra breaks into it and, after short unsuccessful negotiations, kills the criminal with the words: “You are a disease - I am a cure”. At the exit from the supermarket, Cobatti is met by reporters. One of them expresses dissatisfaction with the methods of Cobatti - he believes that even psychopaths have rights. Then Cobatti drags the reporter to the body of the murdered teenager and, pointing to him, says: “Tell this to his family!”
After some time, three bandits, led by Knight Slasher, kill a woman, and the next night another. When the second murder is committed, Slasher is noticed by the Ingrid model ( Brigitte Nielsen ) accidentally passing by. While Cobra and his partner, Tony González ( Reni Santoni ), are looking for traces of killers throughout the city, Slasher and his accomplices track down Ingrid after the photo shoot and attack her. He kills one of her fans and her manager ( David Rush ). Ingrid herself from inevitable death is saved only by an accidentally released guard who brought her forgotten bag. He dies, but Ingrid manages to escape and hide under the bridge, and the criminals do not find her. Ingrid takes an ambulance, in the hospital she is interrogated by Cobra and Gonzalez. She promises to identify the leader of the gang. Slasher decides to pay a visit to the hospital, but again fails to kill Ingrid. Then the Cobra decides to take her to the north of California .
On the way, they again encounter the bandits pursuing her. Kobetti manages to repel the attack. They stay overnight at the hotel. Cobra and Ingrid fall in love with each other. In the morning, new bandits drive up to the hotel, who were led on the trail of the fugitives by police sergeant Nancy Stalk ( Lee Garlington ), who is also a secret member of the gang. The cobra shoots back, kills many attackers, but there are too many criminals. Gonzalez is injured. Ingrid and Cobatti are trying to hide in a nearby factory. Ingrid asks the guard for help, but Stalk kills him. The cobra arranges another shootout at the factory and kills all the remaining bandits except Slasher. Slasher, pulling out a knife, claims that their gang is not psychopaths, but hunters who kill the weak so that the strong survive, thereby creating a "new world" - a world for the strong. The cobra collides with Slasher face to face. Slasher reminds him of the law and that he should arrest him and not kill him. The cobra answers simply: “There is no law. It's just me. ” The wounded Stalk, who rushes to Cobra, prevented the killing. At this moment, Slasher shoots at Cobra, but Stalk is in the path of a bullet and dies. The cobra meets Slasher in the final hand-to-hand fight, puts it on the hook, and that with terrible cries right on the hook goes to the factory oven. Then Ingrid and Cobra are found by the police. Mont is trying to make peace with Cobatti, but he only punches him in the face for his indulgence towards criminals. Cobra gets on a motorcycle and drives off with Ingrid.
|Sylvester Stallone||Lieutenant Marion "Cobra" Cobatti|
|Brigitte Nielsen||Ingrid Knudsen|
|Andrew Robinson||Detective Mont|
|Lee Garlington||Nancy Stalk|
|Renee Santoni||Sergeant Gonzalez|
|Brian Thompson||Leader in the cult of serial killers Knight Slasher|
|Marco Rodriguez||psycho in the supermarket|
|one.||Voice of America's Sons||John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band|
|2.||"Feel the Heat"||Jean beauvoir|
|3.||Loving on Borrowed Time||Brian short|
|five.||“Hold on to Your Vision”||Gary wright|
|6.||"Suave"||Miami sound machine|
|eight.||"Angel of the City"||Robert Tepper|
|ten.||"Two into One"||Bill Medley & Carmen Twillie|
Reviews and criticism
Most observers perceived the appearance of “Cobra” negatively. The American weekly TV Guide called the character Stallone “an empty manger”, and rare attempts to show his true essence - “completely ridiculous”  . Cinema expert Sergei Kudryavtsev praised the video clip style, unusual angles and strange lighting, but on the whole he honored the picture with a negative review, noting the lack of realism: “America’s fictional life squeezes out its real appearance in the minds of the audience, making you believe in a new mythology about a city cowboy with a superweapon in hands. " The film, in his opinion, is "a terrible tale for infantile adults, who still rely on some supermen who will rid the world of evil"  .
Cobra was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award in such categories as the worst film, worst actor (Sylvester Stallone), worst actress (Brigitte Nielsen), worst supporting actor and worst debut (both Brian Thompson), worst case scenario. At the same time, from a commercial point of view, the film turned out to be relatively successful, with a budget of $ 25 million, the total box office revenues amounted to 49 million, in particular, in the first week after the release, he became one of the rental leaders  .
- Kobetti submachine gun - Finnish Jatimatic . [four]
- Car Kobetti - Mercury Eight Monterey of the third generation (1949-1951 onwards) , made in the style of Lead Sled . Four cars participated in the filming: two 1949 and two 1950 model years. After filming, one of the cars of the 50th year, Stallone took it. Nine years later, in 1994, a car was stolen from his garage. Fifteen years later, in 2009, Stallone found out that Mercury was sold at auction to a car-filming company and filed a lawsuit demanding $ 3,000,000 for the hijacker, who turned out to be an antique collector. It is not known whether Stallone received the money, but the car was returned to the actor.   
- Cobra: Review . TV Guide . Date of treatment November 12, 2011. Archived on February 5, 2012.
- Sergey Kudryavtsev . Cobra // 3500. Book of film reviews. - Printing House, 2008 .-- 1424 p. - 3000 copies. - ISBN 978-5-9901318-3-5 .
- Vernon Scott. 'Cobra' Biggest Draw For Box-office Bucks (Eng.) // Sun Sentinel. - May 29, 1986.
- Cobra (disambiguation) - Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games
- Sylvester Stallone: “Bring back the car!” "StarsLife. Show business news, socialite, celebrities, show business stars, royal families news
- Stallone returned the car
- I'm Getting My 'Cobra' Car Back! (eng.) . tmz.