Cobra is a 1986 thriller about a violent crime wave on the streets of Los Angeles and the action hero who must stop the madness. The film opens with an intense supermarket hostage situation in which the LAPD has no choice but to call in their "Zombie Squad." Maverick cop Marion "Cobra" Cobretti (Sylvester Stallone) and Sergeant Gonzales (Reni Santoni) lead this special task force. Cobretti, with a trademark match in his mouth, guns down the hostage taker (Marco Rodr''guez) whose last words allude to a "new world." The next day, another murder rocks the city, but this time a young woman, Ingrid Knutsen (Brigitte Nielsen), witnesses the attack. Cobretti soon connects the ranting grocery store madman with the string of knife killings. Instead of facing one serial killer, Cobretti must pursue an entire psychotic cult. Cobra was directed by George P. Cosmatos whose credits include another Stallone classic, Rambo: First Blood Part II.