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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?


When Sgt. Slaughter uses the term "ditty bag" to illustrate Lt. Falcon's pass or fail. DITY is military jargon for a "Do It Yourself" move; when a soldier out-processes from an installation for discharge or another assignment. See more »


The word "barracks" is misspelled as "barraks" on the side of a building within the G.I. Joe headquarters compound. See more »


[first lines]
Cobra Commander: Cobra, retreat! Retreat!
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Followed by G.I. Joe: Operation Dragonfire (1989) See more »

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Enjoyable, but Missing a few things.
15 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up with the GI Joe cartoons and Toys as well as the Transformers, Star Wars, Kung Fu movies, The A-Team, and everything you'd expect a kid to watch in the 80's. I remember seeing this on TV in the early 90's, and I liked it then.

I picked up the DVD last year (it's worth it for the "knowing is half the battle" PSA's), and I can say that I enjoyed it more on some levels, and less on others.

For the good, it had Don Johnson and I knew who he would give his voice to before he spoke. I kind of got a kick out o that. There was also the typical GI Joe/A-Team fire fights, where shots were fired and stuff blows up everywhere, but nobody is hurt. Is it in any sense realistic? No. Is it fun to watch? Actually, yes.

They also kept much of the score from the cartoon intact, which preserved some of the feel.

None of the new characters really grated me, but I felt like they drowned out the old familiar ones. I've never been a huge Serpentor fan, so I would have liked more Destro and Cobra Commander action. The new Cobra history was iffy, but it doesn't really take away from the movie.

Now what the movie is really missing is ninja action. Sure, we have Jinx, but she is nothing compared to Snake-Eyes and Stormshadow. We do get to see Snake-Eyes looking hard core in the background here and there, but that's it and Stormshadow is only in one scene at the beginning. Come on! It's GI Joe: The Movie (even if it never hit the big screen). Don't hold back. Give us an epic Stormshadow vs. Snake-Eyes fight.

All in all, it felt like a longer episode of GI Joe, but not like an all out movie. It's still enjoyable, but could have been more.

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