A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 5.1/10 (24,326 voted)

George P. Cosmatos

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni

City cop is on the trail of a serial killer. Loaded with action and violence. Stallone fans will love this Rambo-like movie with Stallone on the chase instead of the run.

Writers: Paula Gosling, Sylvester Stallone


Sylvester Stallone

Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti

Brigitte Nielsen


Reni Santoni

Sergeant Gonzales

Andrew Robinson

Detective Monte

Brian Thompson

Night Slasher

John Herzfeld


Lee Garlington

Nancy Stalk

Art LaFleur

Captain Sears

(as Art La Fleur)

Marco Rodríguez

Supermarket Killer

(as Marco Rodriguez)

Ross St. Phillip

Security Guard

Val Avery

Chief Halliwell

David Rasche


John Hauk

Low Rider

Nick Angotti


Nina Axelrod


The strong arm of the law.

Release Date: 23 May 1986

Filming Locations: Dell Ave, Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $160,000,000

Technical Specs


(heavily cut)

Did You Know?


There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized.


Revealing mistakes:
When Cobra blasts the supermarket psycho with his .45, no shell casings are ejected from the chamber.


You're such a liar.

Watch your mouth. You're in public!

User Review

SYNOPSIS: It made me want to kick my own *ss.

Rating: 10/10

YOU CAN'T TELL ME the first time you saw Stallone do a complete 180 in
that pimped out ride, hang that sweet lookin' gun out of the window,
and knock off a few caps at the bad guy as he drove in REVERSE (!!)
that you didn't get a little tingly in your gut in a good way.

People… I think we need to have a Come-To-Jesus about this movie. I
can't believe I actually saw such low approval stats from all age
brackets. Lemme just holler and the children of the '80s: what the hell
are you thinking? Stallone and Schwartzenegger were bigger than life
back then, and there's no love…. Now there's nothing but CGI, bigger
explosions, crazier guns, fake boobies, more authentic-looking aliens,
all the things I like in movies — wait a second.

You know, I realize Stallone will never win Best Actor… I realize
Stallone will never die, probably, he's always in such damn good
shape… and I also realize that his face will never straighten up so
he can talk correctly, but there's one thing I do know… I give this
movie a 10, and I hope it feels like the giant peanut butter sandwich
you just ate without a glass of milk anywhere in sight!

I need a glass of rootbeer… BARTENDER!