Cobra is also the name of one of the worst - there are many to choose from, mind you - movies by and with Sylvester Stallone. Playing a very violent cop, Sly goes around killing people and delivering one-liners such as
You're the disease. Meet the cure.
or something like that. Stallone's then wife, danish Brigitte Nielsen co-starred. Cobra is loosely based on the novel Fair Game by Paula Gosling - also made into a movie with Alec Baldwin and Cindy Crawford - and also on the script for Beverly Hills Cop, where Stallone was offered to play Axel Foley. Sylvester, if you're reading this: We're glad that you passed that one on to Eddie Murphy.

I haven't seen this flick since the late eighties, but as I remember it is so amazingly stupid it's funny. It has the kind of acting that you feel bad for the poor actors. The plot makes "any episode of "Starsky & Hutch" seem like Hemingway by comparison" as one review said and I can only agree. The characters, the dialogue, the plot and the whole production are so stereotyped and full of clich├ęs that it's ridiculous.

Cobra was released after the hugely successful Rambo in 1986, and was an attempt to create yet another hero following Rocky and John Rambo. Similar movies from this time are: