G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983)

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The GI Joe Special Missions force must battle to build a counterweapon to Cobra's teleportation device.

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Cast

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 Dr. Vandermeer / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Arthur Burghardt ...
 Destro / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Chris Latta ...
 Cobra Commander / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Scarlett (5 episodes, 1983)
Morgan Lofting ...
 Baroness / ... (4 episodes, 1983)
Marla Frumkin ...
 Selena (4 episodes, 1983)
John Stephenson ...
 Gen. Flagg / ... (4 episodes, 1983)
Frank Welker ...
 Timber / ... (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Cover Girl (3 episodes, 1983)
Buster Jones ...
 Doc / ... (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Ramar / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Tripwire / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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Storyline

In this first GI Joe film, the team must contend with COBRA who, after a successful raid for a special broadcast satellite, now threatens the world with a teleportation devise called the MASS devise which can snatch anything seemingly out of existence around the world as well as normal teleportation. GI Joe find the original designer of the device who advises the only way to counter that weapon is to build a MASS device of their own. However to do that, three rare exotic elements are needed to power the device properly. Now the team must race around the world and find those supplies, while battling COBRA who has the same need for them as well. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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12 September 1983 (USA)  »

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G.I. Joe: The MASS Device  »

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Trivia

The lyrics refer to "GI Joe against Cobra and Destro". Starting with the second mini-series, that line would be changed to "GI Joe against Cobra the Enemy". Additionally, international versions of the cartoon omit ANY reference to Cobra in the song lyrics, merely referring to them as "The Enemy", and changes the tag-line "A Real American Hero" to "International Heroes". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the first cliffhanger, Ramar the Giant Slave swings his arms and knocks down two stone columns (a preposterous notion in and of itself); as the second episode opens, a large overhead shot now shows the two columns that he knocked down about 50 yards apart. In order to knock them down, Ramar would have needed a wingspan of about 150-160 feet! See more »

Quotes

Cover Girl: Will he live, Doc?
Cobra Officer, Doc, Zap: Vital signs are weak, Cover Girl. But Duke's no ordinary man.
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Referenced in Look Who's Talking Too (1990) See more »

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The beginning of a great series

The first, and one of the best, adventures in the long saga of G.I. Joe. The first fully-animated cartoon in quite some time, and one of the best looking. If you need a quick primer on G.I. Joe, Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Gung-Ho, Cobra Commander, Destro, the Baroness, or any of the other great elements of this show, start here first!


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