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G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)

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The G.I. Joe action force must oppose the ruthless Cobra organization that has secretly allied with a subterranean reptilian people who were their founders.



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When the Joes infiltrate Cobra Headquarters to retrieve stolen technology, they discover that Cobra has already used it to build an army of deadly androids, igniting an all out battle.

Director: Dale Carman
Stars: John Payne, Matt Hill, Lisa Ann Beley


Credited cast:
Low Light (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
Jinx (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Wetsuit (voice)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice)
Gregg Berger ...
Motorviper (voice) (as Greg Berger)
Taurus (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ...
Destro / Iceberg (voice)
Tomax (voice)
Beach Head (voice)
Quick Kick (voice)
Dr. Mindbender (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Pythona (voice)
Laurie Faso ...
Tunnel Rat (voice)


Time and time again, Cobra has been on the threshhold of global domination, only to be thwarted by the Joes. Now the ruthless terrorist organization has a new ally, the Cobra-La race, led by Golobulus. Golobulus wants to steal the Joes' "Broadcast Energy Transmitter" in order to ripen space spores and mutate the people of Earth. When Duke is injured and the rest of the force immobilized, it's up to the new "rawhides" and Slaughter's Marauders to pick up the slack and save the world Written by Michael Silva <>

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Did You Know?


Big Lob was finally given an action figure in 2010. He was also introduced in the G.I. Joe comics written by Devil's Due. See more »


In the opening scene, the tablet carried by the Statue of Liberty is clearly shown with the year of independence (1776) wrongly written as "MDCCIXXVI" instead of "MDCCLXXVI". See more »


[first lines]
Cobra Commander: Cobra, retreat! Retreat!
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Followed by G.I. Joe (1990) See more »

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Great movie
30 May 2001 | by (Reuver, Holland) – See all my reviews

I saw this film last night for the first time in ten years and I must say I still knew most of the dialogue! I saw it about a 1000 times when I was 10 years old. This film didn't loose the 'magic' when I reviewed it last night (other shows and films from my youth like Airwolf, A-Team and the Thunderbirds did loose their 'magic').

G.I. Joe The Movie is still a great, entertaining and fun cartoon. It's all about the origin of Cobra (G.I. Joe's nemisis). An ancient tribe of mutants (the ancestors of Cobra) want to take over the world and it's up the the Joe's to avoid this.

Despite its many flaws (some plotholes, continuity-goofs, etc.), it's still a great time watching it. This is certainly a film that defined my youth.

A 9 out of 10.

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