Cobra (1986 film)
|Directed by||George P. Cosmatos|
|Produced by|| Menahem Golan|
|Written by||Sylvester Stallone|
|Starring|| Sylvester Stallone|
|Music by||Sylvester Levay|
|Editing by|| James R. Symons|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||May 23, 1986|
|Running time||87 min|
|Gross revenue||$160 million|
Cobra is a 1986 action film, starring Sylvester Stallone as Los Angeles Police Department officer Lieutenant Marion "Cobra" Cobretti. Cobra is trying to take down the New Order, a cult of social Darwinist serial killers led by the man only identified as "The Night Slasher". In the movie Los Angeles has become a nightmarish haven for lawlessness and corruption, a place where crime goes unpunished because police officers choose to follow the letter of the law while ignoring its spirit and because unethical and unscrupulous lawyers work to get criminals off and back on the streets.
In the movie Cobra is shown to care more about protecting the lives of innocent people, than to care about what laws he is breaking. For instance when a member of the liberal press is yelling at Cobra after he dispatches a gunman, a member of the New Order, during a hostage situation at a supermarket and the paparazzo claims "No matter what you think, people are entitled to protection by the law", Cobra responds by showing him the corpse of the one of the gunman's victims and says to him, "You tell that to his family!" All this shows that the law cannot define what is right, and that morality comes from God and not the government. Cobra fights for what is right, not what is "legal".  Also contains a scene where Ronald Reagan's photo is clearly being hung in Cobra's office.
- Cobra at IMDb