History Film / Cobra

19th May '16 11:39:49 PM Caswin
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* DisproportionateRetribution: In order to silence one witness who saw them, the Night Slasher's New Order goes on a week-long explosive rampage in two cities, in broad daylight and in full view of hundreds of new witnesses. Of course, it doesn't really matter in the end, since [[CowboyCop Cobra]] happens to be one of those witnesses.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: In order to silence one witness who saw them, the Night Slasher's New Order goes on a week-long explosive rampage in two cities, in broad daylight and in full view of hundreds of new witnesses. Of course, it doesn't really matter in the end, since [[CowboyCop [[OneManArmy Cobra]] happens to be one of those witnesses.



* EmbarrassingFirstName: Lt. Cobretti's first name is Marion. [[LampshadeHanging He jokes about it, too.]]

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Lt. Cobretti's first name is Marion. [[LampshadeHanging He jokes about it, too.]]too,]] and admits he would have preferred to grow up with something tougher-sounding... like "Alice".



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: For all we know about his serial killer tendencies and his Social Darwinist motives, we know nothing about the Night Slasher's backstory, and thus have no explanation for either of them. Heck, we don't even learn ''his real name.'' Same goes for the New Order; we never learn why they're all motivated to work for a serial killer. He and his gang may as well have popped in out of thin air so Cobretti could have criminals evil enough to slay by the dozen.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: For all we know about his serial killer tendencies and his Social Darwinist motives, we know nothing about the Night Slasher's backstory, and thus have no explanation for either of them.trait. Heck, we don't even learn ''his real name.'' Same goes for the New Order; we never learn why they're all motivated to work for a serial killer. He and his gang may as well have popped in out of thin air so Cobretti could have criminals evil enough to slay by the dozen.
10th May '16 2:41:39 AM Sandman87
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* DramaticGunCock: The thug in the grocery store ''really'' likes racking the slide on his shotgun.
5th Apr '16 3:37:41 AM MrKosta
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* KillAndReplace: The Night Slasher murders a janitor at the hospital and takes his place.

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* KickTheDog: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Cobra.
--> '''Cobra''': You wasted a kid, ''for nothing''. [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Now I think it's time to waste you]].
* KillAndReplace: The Night Slasher murders a janitor at the hospital and [[MuggedForDisguise takes his place.place]].
5th Apr '16 3:34:58 AM MrKosta
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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Officer Nancy Stalk, a cop who is secretly the Night Slasher's {{Dragon}}]]
24th Mar '16 1:16:03 PM eroock
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* OpeningNarration / [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Sylvester Stallone Is About To Shoot You]]

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* OpeningNarration OpeningMonologue / [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Sylvester Stallone Is About To Shoot You]]
20th Mar '16 1:32:04 PM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: While not played in the end credits, the movie has two: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqKlkVk7d4U Loving On Borrowed Time]] by GladysKnight & BillMedley; and [[Two Into One]] by Bill Medley & Carmen Twillie.

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* AwardBaitSong: While not played in the end credits, the movie has two: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqKlkVk7d4U Loving On Borrowed Time]] by GladysKnight Gladys Knight & BillMedley; Bill Medley; and [[Two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4yPuqKRWGA Two Into One]] by Bill Medley & Carmen Twillie.
20th Mar '16 1:29:50 PM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: While not played in the end credits, the movie has two: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqKlkVk7d4U Loving On Borrowed Time]] by GladysKnight & BillMedley; and [[Two Into One]] by Bill Medley & Carmen Twillie.
14th Mar '16 9:31:41 PM Kooshmeister
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* KillAndReplace: The Night Slasher murders a janitor at the hospital and takes his place.
13th Mar '16 8:49:06 PM TheGreenHerring
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* BulletproofHumanShield: Happens by accident when the Night Slasher fires his shotgun at Cobretti [[spoiler:and hits Nancy Stalk, his police accomplice, who's just jumped on Cobretti]].



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: For all we know about his serial killer tendencies and his Social Darwinist motives, we know nothing about the Night Slasher's backstory, and thus have no explanation for either of them. Heck, we don't even learn ''his real name.'' He and his New Order may as well have popped in out of thin air so Cobretti could have bad guys to fight.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: For all we know about his serial killer tendencies and his Social Darwinist motives, we know nothing about the Night Slasher's backstory, and thus have no explanation for either of them. Heck, we don't even learn ''his real name.'' Same goes for the New Order; we never learn why they're all motivated to work for a serial killer. He and his New Order gang may as well have popped in out of thin air so Cobretti could have bad guys criminals evil enough to fight.slay by the dozen.



* KillItWithFire: Cobra ruthlessly dispatches a villain by pouring gasoline on him and lighting it on fire with a match.



* MoreDakka: OK, cops have been known to use submachine guns, but hand grenades?

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* MoreDakka: OK, Okay, cops have been known to use submachine guns, but hand grenades?''hand grenades?''



-->'''Mook''': I'm a hero of the new world!
-->'''Cobra''': You're a disease... and I'm the cure.

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-->'''Mook''': -->'''Mook:''' I'm a hero of the new world!
-->'''Cobra''': -->'''Cobra:''' You're a disease... and I'm the cure.cure.
* PreMortemOneLiner:
-->'''Cobra:''' You have the right to remain silent. ''[[spoiler: [lights a villain on fire] ]]''



** There are also more subtle ones, such as Cobra taking a drink of Coor's beer

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** There are also more subtle ones, such as Cobra taking a drink of Coor's beerCoors beer.



** A CoincidentalBroadcast gets a full-length commercial prelude courtesy of Toy-R-Us.

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** A CoincidentalBroadcast gets a full-length commercial prelude courtesy of Toy-R-Us.Toys-R-Us.



* RailingKill: One of the {{mook}}s at Cobra's apartment gets shot and falls over a staircase railing.



* StrawNihilist: Some of the Night Slasher's followers

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* StrawNihilist: Some of the Night Slasher's followersfollowers.
12th Mar '16 9:26:18 PM TheGreenHerring
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* FollowTheLeader: Cobretti clearly went to [[DirtyHarry Harry Callahan's]] Boy Scout Camp as a child, and apparently loved the mentor so much that, once he grew up, he took Callahan's partner Reni Santoni, and even once again named him Gonzalez. He took Dirty Harry's villain Andy Robinson as well, though the latter is now merely a well-meaning jerk and a compulsively ByTheBookCop.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: The AxCrazy cult is after Ingrid's blood because she's the only one who knows how the [[BigBad Night Slasher]] looks like.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: For all we know about his serial killer tendencies and his Social Darwinist motives, we know nothing about the Night Slasher's backstory, and thus have no explanation for either of them. Heck, we don't even learn ''his real name.'' He and his New Order may as well have popped in out of thin air so Cobretti could have bad guys to fight.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The AxCrazy cult is after Ingrid's blood because she's the only one who knows how what the [[BigBad Night Slasher]] looks like.



* InternalAffairs: Robinson's character

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* InternalAffairs: Robinson's characterDetective Monte, who's always on Cobretti's case for his CowboyCop behavior.



* LaserSight: While in a factory Cobretti uses the sight to distract some mooks by detaching it and leaving it switched on in a dark room. While the mooks are sneaking up on where they think Cobretti is, he jumps them from behind.
** Cobra's laser sight is an ''actual'' laser sight - when he assembles his Jaki and tests it, it's a proper tiny red dot, instead of [[HollywoodScience a long visible beam]]. Still a rarity in action movies.

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* LaserSight: While in a factory factory, Cobretti uses the sight to distract some mooks by detaching it and leaving it switched on in a dark room. While the mooks are sneaking up on where they think Cobretti is, he jumps them from behind.
** Cobra's laser sight is an ''actual'' laser sight - sight; when he assembles his Jaki and tests it, it's a proper tiny red dot, instead of [[HollywoodScience a long visible beam]]. Still a rarity in action movies.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Night Slasher.
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